The Great Gatsby (1974)
Director: Jack Clayton
Stars: Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Sam Waterston
This adaptation of the quintessential American classic features a head-strong and vulnerable Robert Redford as Gatsby, a nouveau riche struggling to overtake his unhappiness by living in the past. The story is told through the unaffected outside eyes of Nick Caraway (Waterston) who sees all the desire, pain, and emptiness unfold and doesn't even flinch. This screenplay was adapted from the F. Scott's Fitzgerald's novel by none other than Francis Ford Coppola.