Friday, July 6, 2012

Frances McDormand & Co. Read 'The Great Gatsby'

One of the books that were assigned reading for me in high school was The Great Gatsby. The 1925 novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald enthralled me and my fellow AP English classmates with its surreptitious gaze, through the eyes of Nick, at the glamourous life of Gatsby, Nick's enigmatic next-door neighbor.

During those high school days, before the Internet was everywhere, our teacher set aside one afternoon for us to watch the 1974 movie adaptation of The Great Gatsby, starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow, on VHS. Today, on YouTube, we have the pleasure of watching another group of esteemed actors express this classic work of literature. Below is a video of Frances McDormand, Lili Taylor, Hope Davis, Steve Martin, and more reading Chapter 1 of The Great Gatsby.

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