DVD: The Great Gatsby: Midnight in Manhattan

DVD Release Date: May 7, 2013
Price: DVD $14.98
Studio: BBC Home Entertainment/Warner Home Video

The Great Gatsby: Midnight in ManhattanWith Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby in theaters, BBC explores the man behind the novel in the documentary film The Great Gatsby: Midnight in Manhattan.

The movie was produced as part of BBC’s acclaimed art series Omnibus in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the classic novel, which has continued to gain in popularity since it was first published in 1925.

The Great Gatsby: Midnight in Manhattan looks at the story’s origins, the roaring 1920s and F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s interest in writing. It looks at the life and dark creative side of Fitzgerald, his disappointing college days at Princeton, his difficult relationship with fellow author Ernest Hemingway and his turbulent last days in Hollywood.

The Great Gatsby: Midnight in Manhattan is narrated by British actor Tara Fitzgerald (TV’s Waking the Dead), no relation, and features contributions by the author’s granddaughter Eleanor Lanahan as well as writers Hunter S. Thompson, George Plimpton, Jay McInerney and others.

The DVD also includes a bonus feature: Private Affairs: A Dream of Living, a play that looks at the lives of F. Scott Fitzgerald, his wife Zelda and Hemingway in 1925 Paris.


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Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.