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Alex Palmer

Alex Palmer

Posted: November 11, 2010 07:06 AM

With Baz Luhrmann ramping up for his adaptation of The Great Gatsby (potentially starring Leo DiCaprio and Blake Lively), it's a good time to offer him some examples of what not to do. Here are 10 of the most epic adaptation fails in the history of film.

Which do you think was the worst?

The Great Gatsby (1974)
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This was the third, and most expensive Gatsby film adaptation when it came out, but even the glitzy setting, performance by Robert Redford as Gatsby and screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola could not hide the emptiness below the surface. With Baz Luhrmann casting for his own adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic, will he be able to accomplish what Coppola couldn't?
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Which Adaptation is the Worst?
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