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05/15/2013 10:59 am ET

What Is 'The Great Gatsby' About? We Ask People Who've Read It To Explain The Plot (VIDEO)

Funny thing with books, how the entire plot can just slip your mind.

Take F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" for example. Lots of people had to read it in high school or college, but how well can they explain what the novel is actually about?

With the new movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan now in theaters across the country, we thought it'd be a good time to take a look at how well people remember the original story.

So we headed to New York's Union Square with a videocamera to ask people.

Click the video above to watch.

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