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|Genre/Form:||Educational television programs
Criticism, interpretation, etc
|Named Person:||F Scott Fitzgerald|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Elena Mannes; Donald Sutherland; Discovery Networks.; Cronkite Ward Company.; Discovery Channel School.; Discovery Communications, Inc.
|Credits:||Editor, Ann Collins ; director of photography, Greg Andracke.|
|Performer(s):||Narrated by Donald Sutherland.|
|Description:||1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 teacher's guide (12 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm).|
|Contents:||Part 1: F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby focuses on how the American dream may be unattainable, as seen through Jay Gatsby's desire for Daisy Buchanan. --
Part 2: Fitzgerald and his character Gatsby have similar family backgrounds and love lives. The novel takes place during the 1920s, when Fitzgerald was working his way into high society. --
Part 3: The extravagance and imagery portrayed in The Great Gatsby has been the basis for advertising campaigns, and the novel's popularity has inspired several film adaptations --
Part 4: The deaths of Myrtle Wilson and Jay Gatsby illustrate the cruelty of the established upper class. Both characters fiercely believed they could achieve their goals of wealth and acceptance.
|Series Title:||Great books of the Western World (Franklin Center, Pa.)|
|Responsibility:||a presentation of Discovery Networks in association with Cronkite Ward ; produced and written by Elena Mannes.|
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