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The Secret Screen Life Of Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby writer onscreen

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The Secret Screen Life Of Scott Fitzgerald  | The Last Tycoon (1976)
The Last Tycoon (1976)

Despite successful literally adaptions of The Go-Between and The Servant, Harold Pinter probably isn’t the first name you’d associate with F. Scott Fitzgerald onscreen. Still, the Brit dramatist was hired to pen The Last Tycoon screenplay for On The Waterfront pair Sam Spiegel and Elia Kazan, and did a largely solid job, despite working from Fitzgerald’s unfinished 1941 novel. He stuck closely to the novelist’s mantra that “Action is character” to bring movie mogul Monroe Stahr to life, a task that was made a little easier by having Robert De Niro delivering the dialogue and the likes of Tony Curtis and Robert Mitchum offering strong support.

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i have seen almost ALL of de niro performances for obvious reasons i avoid little fockers rocky bullwinkle and hide and seek but i love LAST TYCOON long long before jean dujardin won an oscar for a silent performance De Niro did a mesmerising scene where his character demonstrates ghow to act using Mime More

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