Mashable Boiled Down the Great Gatsby's Plot Into 133-Second Video

 - May 10, 2013
References: nowthisnews & mashable
Whether you've newly picked up a copy of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, never even read the book or haven't looked back since the black abyss that is grade nine high school English class, 'NowThisNews' and Mashable have released a 133-second, condensed Great Gatsby plot for everyone to quickly refresh their memory before the film's big release.

While many may be familiar with the aesthetics of The Great Gatsby -- the return of 20s fashion and witty quotes -- the American Dream tale behind it all might be a little bit less familiar. NowThisNews quickly sums up the basis of The Great Gatsby in a minute and a half with an educational, sleek composition of hand-drawn silhouette-esque primary characters, sliding visual text, vintage film clips and a host in a dapper tux to guide you through the entire plot and tell who's who before you commit yourself to sit still for a 2 1/2 hour-long movie.