Movie set "The great Gatsby" What's wrong

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01 Nov 2011 21:35 #21312 by silverghost
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The F. Scott Fitzgerald Novel's plot was actually set in 1922 ; just after WW I . The book was first published in 1925.
A Rolls~Royce Springfield, similar to one I own , was indeed the featured car in the novel; as well as the star car in the 1974 Robert Redford "Great Gatsby" movie. [The movie car was actually a Phantom I, ~~~But was supposed to be a Silver Ghost. Externally they actually look almost the same. The Spingfield Silver Ghost was last built in 1926~~~Springfield Phantom I~ first built in 1927.]

As we all know~~~
There were no model "J" Duesenbergs as of yet in this 1922 time period that the real Novel was actually set in by Fitzgerald.

BUT~~~
Facts & Real History never stops Hollywood .

It is also interesting to note that F. Scott Fitzgerald himself actually owned several new Springfield Rolls~Royce autos.
He was also friends with, and socialized with, most of the rich Long Island Sound High Society crowd that he throws rocks & mud at and in his Great Gatsby novel.
These folks had little regard for the common man, and their day to day life's struggles.
Fitzgerald actually lived this rich Long Island Sound Society lifestyle himself.
Many of the novel's fictional characters were actually loosely based on his actual High Society friends & and their actual high living lifestyles.

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01 Nov 2011 23:05 #21313 by landmark
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silverghost wrote: The F. Scott Fitzgerald Novel's plot was actually set in 1922 ; just after WW I . The book was first published in 1925.

(...)

As we all know~~~
There were no model "J" Duesenbergs as of yet in this 1922 time period that the real Novel was actually set in by Fitzgerald.

BUT~~~
Facts & Real History never stops Hollywood .

(...)



Hello,

that is what is my consideration about using a (fake) Model J in that movie.
The Model J was not built in the time, in that the Great Gatsby is acting.

To use a Duesenberg II (Replica) Model J, which looks obviously, in its visual appearance (e.g. external, leftside Exhaustpipes), not a like an original Model J, is to me like using an "Excalibur" as a Mercedes 500/540 K in a movie which plays in Germany in the 1930ies.

It is a No Go detail which can ruin me the whole "movie imagination".

I don't think that I will view that movie.

They better had used a Model A (like in the 1974 movie) or an other (original) car which fits the time (beginning 1920ies) in its year of beeing built.

Matt

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01 Nov 2011 23:35 #21314 by silverghost
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As I just googled this Great Gatsby movie now in production in Australia.
Most web accounts state the movie's producers spent over $3+++ million to buy authentic Real Duesenberg autos.

As Randy has ponted out they are really just reproduction Duesenberg II autos.

As Usual~~~ Just more Hollwood Movie production "Hype"~~~

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01 Nov 2011 23:54 #21315 by RandyEma
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The first Great Gatsby movie had two JN convertible coupes in it . The second movie had the Sprigfield ascot ,darby and blue 1927 Auburn 8-88 sedan . Randy

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