Everything you needed to know about 'The Great Gatsby' film - Baz Luhrmann's film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's great American novel, in 9 easy-to-swallow facts in 90 seconds or less.
Luhrmann and his producers spent two years trying to get the rights to make the flick, which follows would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals and glittering jazz.
Before we give you the facts, here's the film synopsis:
Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. Thus is Nick drawn into the captivating world of the super-rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.
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