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Which Gatsby Is the Greatest? Comparing The Great Gatsby Films of 2013 and 1974 With GIFs

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On the left, Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan in the 2013 version, and Mia Farrow in the same role in 1974.
Anyone who's familiar with the 1974 version of The Great Gatsby with Robert Redford should recognize the scenes and shots from trailers for the 2013 version, which opens Friday with Leonardo DiCaprio. Here, in animated GIFs, are shot-by-shot comparisons from the 1974 version and the 2013 version -- which will be the fifth film version of the Fitzgerald story.

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One of Gatsby's parties, early in both films.


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In the film version, one of Gatsby's butlers finds Nick Carraway at the party and escorts him into Gatsby's home, where the two will meet.

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Gatsby's war medal, held by Nick Carraway, "For Valour Extraordinary."


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Meyer Wolfsheim talks with Carraway while Gatsby makes a phone call.

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Both Gatsby and Carraway waiting in Carraway's cottage for Daisy to arrive for tea.


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Myrtle Wilson, left behind in the Valley of Ashes.

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Crossing the bridge on the way into Manhattan...


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The billboard for Dr. T. J. Eckleburg, optometrist, just outside George Wilson's repair shop. "Blue and gigantic -- their retinas are one yard high," writes Fitzgerald.

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George Wilson approaches Gatsby from behind.


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The green dock light shines brighter in the 2013 version.

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