Is The Great Gatsby Worth Seeing?

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Want to see the new film version of The Great Gatsby but afraid it won’t live up to the book?

At The Millions, five English professors pass judgment on the success of the adaptation.

Read it to find out what additional source material Baz Luhrmann drew on and whether Carey Mulligan breathed a life into the role of Daisy that “honestly, Fitzgerald didn’t.”


Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →