Director: Robert Steven Williams
Plot: The summer Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald lived in Connecticut inspired one of the world’s most beloved novels: The Great Gatsby. We know the book, we know the films and series, but do we know the truth? Track down the mystery millionaire who threw extravagant parties, uncover new evidence of the location and players, and dig deep to discover the untold story of the real-life Jay Gatsby himself.
Runtime: 1 Hour 10 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Verdict: Documentary 101
Story: Gatsby in Connecticut: The Untold Story starts by looking back in the history of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald summer in Connecticut, where they were neighbours to a billionaire, which would letter become the inspiration to the great novel The Great Gatsby.
We see how the marriage happened, the lifestyle of the two authors and what made their lives like a living version of the Great Gatsby.
Thoughts on Gatsby in Connecticut: The Untold Story
Final Thoughts – If you have heard of The Great Gatsby you know the story of the wild parties the story gives us, with the question always being about where the inspiration came from. This documentary deep dives into the life of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, did Scott write a character in his book about the twos interactions with another billionaire who lived across the river from them or not. Did their lives have other mentions in both their novels or were they in fact the centre of attention when it came to parties. We see a host of different historians that have studied the two for years, the family members that heard the stories from their grandparents. We do get to learn about the people involved, only we don’t seem to get enough answers to the bigger theory going on.
Overall: Nice TV Documentary.