The Great Gatsby-father?

A fascinating story to come out of next week’s release of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby

Did you know that Francis Ford Coppola was hired to do a rewrite on the 1974 version of Gatsby (with Robert Redford) — right before The Godfather was released? Apparently Redford liked his work so much on The Way We Were (another uncredited polish — not Polish like the Flisak poster below on the left) — that FFC was brought in to save the day. Town & Country gives Coppola’s first-hand account of being holed up in a Paris hotel room, battling to capture the ghosts of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel.

Hmmm, sounds an awful lot like Woody Allen’s Midnight In Paris! (THR)

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