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


The Great Gatsby

Released: 1925
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby

Released: 1974
Director: Jack Clayton
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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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He is comparing the version of 1974 not 2013!!!!!!
05 Oct 2014 Anonymous
In movie Jordan doesnt fit her role she did in the book.
01 Jun 2014 Anonymous
There are even 5 versions instead of two -.-
13 Jan 2014 Anonymous
In the movie, Tom hits Myrtle because she repeats Daisy's name in front of everyone
22 Jul 2013 Anonymous
Not all of these are right. Reread the book before adding differences!
21 May 2013 Anonymous
In the 1974 version it is 8 years, instead of 5 like in the book.
19 May 2013 Anonymous
you guys, there are 2 versions of this movie, not just the 2013 version
19 May 2013 Anonymous
In the movie, Dan Cody is the millionaire who is in trouble and Gatsby who just ran away from home saves him by sailing his boat away from the shore. Gatsby then sails with Dan Cody until he dies I think several years later or maybe it was a year later not sure about the time frame.
18 May 2013 Anonymous
I just saw the movie, Gatsby is shot as he is climbing out of the pool not laying on an air mattress and he falls backwards into the pool. May 18, 2013
18 May 2013 Anonymous
I'm not sure if the publisher of this even saw the movie, nearly half of the "differences" are incorrect. For starters it is indeed 5 years in the movie, not 8.
16 May 2013 Anonymous

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