Radio Times

The Great Gatsby

May 9, 2013

Hour 2
Guests:  Suzanne Del Gizzo and Michael Tatner
The newest film version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925, jazz era novel The Great Gatsby opens in movie theaters this weekend. This time around, Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann has taken a shot at retelling what is considered to be” the great American novel”,  a cautionary tale of the dark side of the American dream. In this hour of Radio Times, we’ve invited two local professors to explore the significance of  The Great Gatsby and why it continues to resonate with readers of all ages. Our guests are SUZANNE DEL GIZZO, professor of English at Chestnut Hill College, and MICHAEL TRATNER, director of Film Studies and Professor of English at Bryn Mawr College.

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