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Mia Farrow will play Daisy in The Great Gatsby

opposite Robert Redford. Thoughts?

by Paul Ruddreply 3501/09/2013

Dreadful. Now that was a part that called for Barbra Streisand.

by Paul Ruddreply 112/27/2012

Do you think Ford will pardon Nixon?

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by Paul Ruddreply 412/27/2012

I absolutely adore R2

by Paul Ruddreply 512/27/2012

Ali McGraw was originally set to play the part. Then had to drop out because of her TORRID affair with Steve McQueen.

Too bad, she would have made a great Daisy.

by Paul Ruddreply 612/27/2012

Ali McGraw would have been the worse Daisy, IMHO.

by Paul Ruddreply 712/27/2012

R6 _ I agree. Ali would have been better than Mia.

by Paul Ruddreply 812/27/2012

R7 she is an Oscar nominated actress.

by Paul Ruddreply 912/27/2012

Ali would have turned the movie into a comedy with her badder than bad acting.

Redford was positively shitty in the movie, worse than Mia Farrow.

by Paul Ruddreply 1012/27/2012

So is Rosie Perez, R9.

by Paul Ruddreply 1112/27/2012

She's alive?????

by Paul Ruddreply 1212/27/2012

R11 Rosie was fantastic in Fearless. Go rent the DVD. The performance is AMAZING

by Paul Ruddreply 1312/27/2012

My high school advanced placement English class voted for the actress that would make the best Daisy. Raquel Welch won, and Pam Grier finished second.

Our teacher was enraged.

by Paul Ruddreply 1412/27/2012

Ali was also supposed to play the lead in CHINATOWN. I can't see her as Daisy in GATSBY, but she would have been good in CHINATOWN.

by Paul Ruddreply 1512/27/2012

Mia was the first cover of a new magazine called People as Daisy

by Paul Ruddreply 1612/27/2012

R15 - I can't see her in Chinatown.

by Paul Ruddreply 1712/27/2012

Tuesday Weld was actually a front runner for Daisy.

She would have been perfect. The only other actress I can think of who might have been equally good (although not in the 1970s) would have been Michelle Pfeiffer.

by Paul Ruddreply 1812/27/2012

I'm one who didn't mind Farrow as Daisy - I think she's a damn sight better in the role than the other two who have played it so far(Betty Field in the even worse 1949 film version, and Mira Sorvino in the woeful TV version). I like Carey Mulligan, but she doesn't strike me as Daisy material, but with Luhrmann at the helm of this new film, it may not matter.

In the '74 film, Redford is the one who drags the film down with his vacuous performance.

Ali MacGraw would have been a disaster as Daisy - she couldn't act, period - her undeserved Oscar nomination for LOVE STORY notwithstanding.

by Paul Ruddreply 1912/27/2012

Neither could Polanski. She only got the part originally because she was married to the film's producer, Robert Evans.

But once Ali ran off with McQueen, Evans (then head of Paramount) had all the films he was developing for her recast with other actresses.

by Paul Ruddreply 2012/27/2012

Natalie Wood was told she was too old for the part. Mia wrote Evans a letter - "Bob may I be your Daisy?" and snared the part. Evans was hoping for Rosemary's Baby type success with Mia and Redford. I don't think Mia was bad at all, though the scene where she cries over bath towels is a hoot. Redford just tried to cute his way through the movie. The perfect Daisy would have been Donna Mills.

by Paul Ruddreply 2112/27/2012

I didn't know Tuesday Weld was in the running for the role. She would have been perfect.

Farrow squeeked and squawked her way through the whole ponderous movie.

by Paul Ruddreply 2212/27/2012

Redford was nice to look at, but the movie was awful. You can watch it on YouTube.

by Paul Ruddreply 2312/27/2012

R19, I don't know what you mean by the following comment: "with Luhrmann helming Carey Mulligan as Daisy may not matter."

by Paul Ruddreply 2412/27/2012

[quote] The perfect Daisy would have been Donna Mills.


by Paul Ruddreply 2512/28/2012

Trying to make a movie out of "The Great Gatsby" is like trying to catch fog in a net.

Luhrmann's version will be just as bad as the others.

by Paul Ruddreply 2612/28/2012

Love Mia but have a feeling she will be a weak Daisy. Better choices: Sarah Miles, Sussanah York, Tuesday Weld, Blythe Danner,

Cybill Sheperd might be either very good or a complete disaster.

by Paul Ruddreply 2712/28/2012

Karen Grassle from Little House would have been the best Daisy

by Paul Ruddreply 2812/28/2012

Redford was miscast in the lead because he was the IT guy in 1973-74.

Mia Farrow's career had been in the doldrums for years; everyone was surprised that she got the part as Daisy.

by Paul Ruddreply 2912/28/2012

Who should have played Gatsby? Redford was a big nothing in the role.

by Paul Ruddreply 3012/28/2012

I'm picturing Pam Dawber as Daisy, and Gary Sandy as Gatsby. It would have launched their silver screen success.

by Paul Ruddreply 3112/29/2012

Nicholson was white-hot at the time and in the frame, but Redford wanted it more and pushed for it. A Gatsbyesque trait for sure, but in the event as futile as yearning for Daisy.

Nicholson's rough-diamond with polish - a la Jake Gittes - would have improved the film hugely. It would've been good to see him up against his friend Bruce Dern, well-cast as Tom.

by Paul Ruddreply 3212/29/2012

That role was MINE! Bastards!

by Paul Ruddreply 3312/29/2012

It's a bad movie. Hardly Farrow's fault. She wasn't great but she's a hell of a lot better choice for Daisy than Redford was for Gatsby. But even Redford isn't the problem. The problem is, as has been said, making a good film of Gatsby is as elusive as Gatsby's chase for his dream.

by Paul Ruddreply 3401/09/2013

What was doubly wrong with it is the creepy singing of What Will I Do by that creepy old guy.

by Paul Ruddreply 3501/09/2013
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