Casting the classics
Taking a classic work of fiction and adapting it for the screen is an ambitious project. Much more can be packed in between two covers than can be portrayed in two hours, for starters. And actors must embody a character that has lived in the minds of readers for generations. Casting can make all the difference – not always in a good way.
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"The Great Gatsby"
Anticipation for seeing Mia Farrow as Daisy Buchanan in "The Great Gatsby" (1974) was so high that she appeared in character on the cover of the first issue of People Magazine. Reviews, however, were mixed.