What's the Difference between The Great Gatsby the Book and The Great Gatsby the Movie?

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The Great Gatsby

60%
Released: 1925
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby

40%
Released: 1974
Director: Jack Clayton
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In the Book In the Movie
Jay Gatsby
Jay Gatsby
Portrayed by: Robert Redford
Daisy Buchanan
Daisy Buchanan
Portrayed by: Mia Farrow
Nick Caraway
Nick Caraway
Portrayed by: Sam Waterston
Tom Buchanan
Tom Buchanan
Portrayed by: Bruce Dern
The Great Gatsby Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   Gatsby has a relationship with self made millionaire, Dan Cody. This character is left out completely.
   Gatsby tells Nick that his real name is James Gats. He never reveals his real name.
   The man that Nick refers to as "Owl Eyes" who he sees at one of Gatsby's parties. He later drives his car into a ditch. He doesn't appear.
   It has been 5 years since Daisy and Gatsby have seen each other. It is 8 years since their last meeting.
   Nick first talks to Gatsby during the first party he attends and doesn't realize it is Gatsby he is talking to. Nick is summoned to meet Gatsby at his party.
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a lot of this is false
20 Jan 2016 Anonymous
In the movie, Tom does also hit Myrtle for the same reason, because she keeps mentioning Daisy's name
02 Jan 2016 Anonymous
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tha07Sasx60
21 Oct 2015 Anonymous
good info, very helpful
21 Oct 2015 Anonymous
very helpful, thanks
21 Oct 2015 Anonymous
radical!! :)))))
21 Oct 2015 Anonymous
nice :)
21 Oct 2015 Anonymous
Personally i didnt like eithewr versions
21 Oct 2015 Anonymous
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21 Oct 2015 Anonymous
sweet
21 Oct 2015 Anonymous


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