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Gatsby in Connecticut: The Untold Story

USA 2020
produced by
Robert Steven Williams, Charles Scribner III (executive), Richard Webb (executive) for Against The Grain Productions, 1812 LLC
directed by Robert Steven Williams
starring Sam Waterson, Keir Dullea, Marguerite Foster
written by Robert Steven Williams, based on the lives of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zelda Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Now I don't think F. Scott Fitzgerald needs much of a set-up, him only being one of the most important American writers of the 20th century, nor does The Great Gatsby (1925), quite probably his most famous and popular novel. Now where did Fitzgerald get the inspiration for his novel from though? For years it was believed that Fitzgerald's time in Long Island alone inspired the novel, what with it being set there - an assumption readily supported by biographer Matthew J. Bruccoli, for years the authority on the writer. The problem with Bruccoli was though that he never accepted dissent or quite simply new ideas, seeing his word and his alone on Fitzgerald as gospel - which is the reason why he never even wasted a thought on the summer in 1920 when F. Scott Fitzgerald and his then new wife Zelda moved into a cottage in Westport, Connecticut, where they lived next to the mansion of a millionaire who used to throw extravagant parties. That and other things about Westport strike very familiar to the happenings in The Great Gatsby, and this documentary tries to take a stand for the Westport theory ...


Now one of the problems with that approach is that writers in general only very rarely draw exclusively upon one source, and fiction in general might be rooted in fact, but is never meant to be confused with fact - and this documentary readily addresses this issue, too, and isn't really that much about setting a few facts (arguably) right but painting a picture about the Fitzgeralds early in Scott's career, peppered with quotes not only from many of his novels and stories but also Zelda's one novel Save Me the Last Waltz (1932) as well as excerpts from their correspondence, and juxtaposing talking heads with film material from the era as well as clips from several F. Scott Fitzgerald adaptations, and this way the film makes not only the writings of the couple but the Jazz Age as such really palpable, and even if you couldn't care less about Westport, and (at least for the historically inclined) it's a joy to watch.


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