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THE GREAT GATSBY

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THE GREAT GATSBY

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 143m 14s

BBFCInsight Contains moderate violence

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Jack Clayton

Cast includes Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern, Karen Black, Scott Wilson, Sam Waterston, Lois Chiles, Howard Da Silva, Roberts Blossom, Edward Herrmann, Elliott Sullivan, Arthur Hughes, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Beth Porter, Paul Tamarin, John Devlin, Patsy Kensit, Marjorie Wildes, Blain Fairman, Bob Sherman

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 25/02/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE GREAT GATSBY is a 1974 adaptation of the F Scott Fitzgerald novel set in the 1920s.

Violence

A person is shot several times, with splashes of blood marking the impacts. There is also a scene in which a woman gets a nosebleed after her boyfriend punches her in the face during an argument. This moment of domestic violence has some emotional impact but the man's actions are not condoned and he is shown to be a nasty character. There is also sight of blood when a woman accidentally bangs so hard on a window that her hand goes through the glass. However, she is not seriously injured.

There are several references to adultery, but without any sexual detail, and several scenes in which glamorous people smoke cigarettes. As this is set in the 1920s, this comprises authentic period detail. The film also features some mild bad language, including 'goddamn', 'son of a bitch', 'oh my God', 'Christ', 'shit'.

Details

Title
THE GREAT GATSBY
Year
2013
Distributor(s)
Paramount Pictures UK
Classified date(s)
25/02/2013
Main language
English
Submitted run time
143m 14s
Approved footage
12891+0
BBFC reference
BFF033326
Registration number
CFJ28315

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