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FILM (SWANK - Obtain student login from teacher/librarian; 2 hr, 22 min.)
Released in 2013 from Warner Bros. Studios. Starring Tobey McQuire & Leonardo DiCaprio and Directed by Baz Luhrmann.
Gatsby in Connecticut
DOCUMENTARY (KANOPY; 1 hr, 10 min)
The summer Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald met a mystery millionaire who threw extravagant parties inspired one of the world’s most beloved novels: The Great Gatsby. Discover the untold story of the real-life Jay Gatsby himself.
The Great Gatsby in Context
VIDEO (Classroom Video on Demand, 10 min.)
The period following World War I was an era of widespread prosperity in the United States. Long Island, New York, became the playground of the privileged, exemplifying the excesses of the Jazz Age. This video investigates how the concept of the American Dream inspired and influenced F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel ‘The Great Gatsby’.
Popular Culture: The Great Gatsby
VIDEO (Academic Video Online, 7 min)
This 2011 segment of CBS Sunday Morning is about the popular novel "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and a house that is said to have inspired it.
The Great Gatsby Primary Source Set
A curated set of photographs from the Digital Public Library of America; Provides an exploration of the cultural influences of The Roaring Twenties.
Prohibition: A Case Study of Progressive Reform
This background essay from the Library of Congress provides a brief explanation of prohibition in the 1920's