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by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Meyer Wolfsheim makes his first appearance in chapter 4 of The Great Gatsby. Which movie clip best conveys the character of Wolfsheim: that from the 2013 production or the 1974 production? 1974:   2013:

To determine which movie clip best conveys the character of Wolfsheim requires readers or viewers to first analyze the text and then form an image in their minds. Afterward, viewing the clips and jotting a few notes to see how the performances fit the criteria would enable a judgment on which one aligns more closely with Fitzgerald's conception.

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It is arguable that the scenes with Meyer Wolfsheim in both films are much more abbreviated than in the text. Each scene has its own merits, and so to judge which one best conveys Meyer Wolfsheim, it would be necessary to establish some criteria. To decide which portrayal is closer to the text requires readers to form an image in their minds based on their interpretation of the words on the page and then decide which film portrayal rings more true: an obvious gangster, or a more covert one.

For example, the persona of Meyer...

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