Whither "The Great Gatsby" (1926)?

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Re: Whither "The Great Gatsby" (1926)?

Unread post by FrankFay » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:57 am

Ken Viewer wrote:Here is either a part of the Paramount trailer for the first film version of "Gatsby" or the full trailer...I don't know. For those who don't see the symbolism of the eyes-image, it may well relate to the symbolism of the eyes-mention in the book, which is still one of the great reads of the last 100 years:

The eyes in the titles relate more directly to the original cover of the book, of which there is an interesting discussion in this article- Fitzgerald may have gotten some inspiration from preliminary cover sketches rather than the other way round: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-cul ... -61925763/" target="_blank
Eric Stott

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