The Last Tycoon
The Love of the Last Tycoon, edited by the preeminent Fitzgerald scholar Matthew J. Bruccoli, is a restoration of the author's phrases, words, and images that were excised from the 1940 edition, giving new luster to an unfinished literary masterpiece. It is the story of the young Hollywood mogul Monroe Stahr, who was inspired by the life of boy-genius Irving Thalberg, and...more
Now what? The other woman was more missed in her absence. They were alone and on too slim a basis for what had passed already. They existe ...more
Reading “The Last Tycoon” saddens me, because he found that novel, then suddenly died before he could finish it.
“The Last Tycoon” tells the story of Hollywood golden boy Monroe Stahr.
He’s a good guy, pays his people well, and works hard to make good, profitable films—he’s not even afraid ...more
I'm not sure why GR has this book listed under the title The Love of the Last Tycoon. My copy was a first edition, published in 1941 and is titled simply, The Last Tycoo ...more
El libro es narrado a dos voces, la principal, que es un narrador en tercera person ...more
I Watched the movie again last night. Sick and all, STILL LOVED IT.
Reseña Original: November, 2014
I read the book a looong time ago, but last week I saw the movie for a fourth time and..
I'm not sure why but, for some reason, I prefer the film version to the book.
I wonder why that is...
....I mean, I think the movie had a certain something
I know it had something
...That i loved a lot more/u>< in the movie...
BBC Blurb: The celebrated theatre director Bill Bryden adapts F Scott Fitzgerald's last and unfinished novel. Starring Aiden Gillen, Jack Shepherd and Charlotte Emmerson.
Haunted by the death of his wife, 1930s Studio Head Monroe Stahr works eighteen hour days, each one a collision of talent meetings, set visits, script brainstorms and preview screenings. He's the "last of the princes", is making the studio millions and seems bullet proof.
At the end of an epic day, an earthquake breaks two water ...more
This was the novel F. Scott Fitzgerald had been working on just before his untimely death. Because of this, the novel was left unfinished and, as a result, is riddled with flaws. The obvious critiques I have are concerned with the story not having a conclu ...more
That ain't me.
Aside from a couple of neat lines in The Great Gatsby, I was incredibly bored by that book and haven't bothered with anything else of his.
I don't think I'd even heard of this book before, but I had to read it for one of my bookclubs. It's very short, at only 127 pages, and ends ab ...more
Unfortunately, he died before he finishing a whole draft; this book has no end--and worse- ...more
"Fitzgerald deftly sketches the 24-hour schedule of a studio boss, while also making him a thinking, feeling human being. The object of Stahr's desire, Kathleen, is a little less clearly drawn, but that seems deliberate, as she presents herself at first as a woman of mystery, to discourage Stahr's romantic pursuit. ...
Stahr and his work, not just his potential romance, are so involving that it is truly tragic for the reader when the text stops abruptly. Th ...more
"Unlike Tender is the Night, it is not the story of deterioration--it is not depressing and not morbid in spite of the tragic ending. If one book could ever be 'like' another, I should say i ...more
I grew up in Southern California, not far from Hollywood, and has always despised the movie industry in a way from the familiarity. I lost the sense of glow and glamor, but Fitzgera ...more
For example, "It's not a slam at you when people are rude - it's a slam at the people they've met before." (11) A statement that does not seem 100 percent flushed out (what if you have already met this person or were rude to them yourself just moments before?), but whose sentiment holds significant value nonetheless. A microcosm of what this book is a ...more
The narration style is strange, bouncing back and forth between first-person narration by a peripheral ...more
The protagonist, Monroe Stahr, is purportedly based on the life of film producer and Hollywood Wonder Boy, Irving Thalberg, whose studio rival i ...more
Drawing on his experiences as a lackluster screen writer in Hollywood in the 30's, Fitzgerald weaves a modern-day (for his time) ...more
Fitzgerald was a certified r ...more
My only regret is that I will be left with an eternal longing for the rest of the story. Although the non-ending was wrapped ...more