Talk:The Great Gatsby (1974 film)

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Fair use rationale for Image:Great gatsby1.jpg[edit]

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BetacommandBot 23:29, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

Original Research[edit]

A section entitled 'Some commentary on the Story portrayed in the Film' has been added by (Talk). This appears to be just a film review written by the user, adding nothing useful to the article like a plot summary, and is practically the definition of WP:OR. I think it should just be deleted, since the content is all opinion theres nothing to rescue. Anyone object, or feel bold? ---Bazzargh (talk) 21:23, 6 January 2008 (UTC)


I am disappointed that 'Some commentary on the Story portrayed in the Film' was removed. However, now I understand that it was considered original material or original research (or something like that) and that is against Wikipedia rules for postings. I didn't realize that before.You are right it was all opinion so it is appropriate that it was removed. I will try to contribute in some other way because I really enjoyed this movie. From (talk) 23:41, 15 January 2008 (UTC)


It's not easy to avoid mistakes in making such an historical film. Some are listed here:

The scene at the end where Gatsby is floating in a pool on a plastic raft looks odd for 1925. It looks like modern inflated sheet vinyl plastic -- did they really have such then?

"In 1926, Waldo Lonsbury Semon was working for the B.F. Goodrich Company in the United States as a researcher, when he invented plasticized polyvinyl chloride."

- (talk) 22:03, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

No Plot?[edit]

Missing section? - thewolfchild 05:44, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

False information removed from article[edit]

As revealed in this column on Slate, this article contained false information for the past two years, including that Vladimir Nabokov was involved in creating this film. (I learned of this from a post on Wikipediocracy, a site generally critical of Wikipedia.) I believe all the false information has now been removed, but editors with subject-matter expertise should check and verify the accuracy of the remainder of this article. Newyorkbrad (talk) 14:59, 16 April 2013 (UTC)