Writers and educators examine F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece "The Great Gatsby." They trace the story, the Jazz Age, and the author's life, finding intermingled parallels, symbolism, and characterizations. Discusses the cult of celebrity, consumerism, and dreams sought and unfilled. Archival footage, film clips, quotes, and old photos provide a sense of time and place. Donald Sutherland narrates this literary criticism of an American classic novel.