You Can Repeat the Past: 1974 Gatsby Remixed With 2013 Tunes


Here’s something you never knew you wanted: Robert Redford giving smoldering eyes while a Kanye West track plays.

Richard Sandling (“That Awesome Movie Guy”) cobbled together this faux trailer. The visuals and the dialog are directly from the 1974 iteration of The Great Gatsby — written by Francis Ford Coppola and directed by Jack Clayton — starring Redford, Mia Farrow and Sam Waterston. However: The music and scene sequences match up to a trailer for the 2013 Baz Luhrmann Gatsby. You can’t repeat the past? Of course you can. And here, the past and the future collide in a weird retrocurrent mindfuck. I don’t know if I like it, but I watched it five times. How show-stopping are Mia Farrow’s peepers?

[NBC News]

BTW: Some people keep calling the 1974 Gatsby the first Gatsby — how could you forget about the weird not-20s-looking-at-all Alan Ladd version from 1949?

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