Did you know that Fitzgerald scripted a silent version of The Great Gatsby in 1926? You do now. This footage is all that now remains of it:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Asajgm-ciWA?version=3]

Let’s see how it compares to Baz Luhrmann‘s! Here’s the trailer for the upcoming Great Gatsby adapation, which I realize I’ve already posted once, and we have discussed:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rARN6agiW7o?version=3]

Basically, both F. Scott Fitzgerald and Baz Luhrmann appear to love one piece swimsuits. And eyeliner! God, everyone loves eyeliner. And synchronization! (Was that a thing that happened in the 1920’s? Were there parties with synchronized swimmers? I would not put it past anyone.) It would appear Fitzgerald loved people standing around and talking slightly more, though.