The Great Gatsby, directed by Baz Luhrmann, follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, and era of loosening morals, glittering jazz, bootleg kings, and sky-rocketing stocks. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy (Carey Mulligan), and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton). It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without of the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a miror to our own modern times and struggles.
A Midwesterner becomes fascinated with his nouveau riche neighbor, who obsesses over his lost love. This 1974 film was directed by Jack Clayton, with a screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola, starring Mia Farrow and Robert Redford as Jay Gatsby.