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Title:
Last call [the final chapter of F. Scott Fitzgerald]
Author:
Bromell, Henry.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[Place of publication not identified] : Showtime Networks, 2003.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
"F. Scott Fitzgerald spent a lifetime battling demons - alcohol and a schizophrenic wife - yet, he wrote some of the greatest novels in American literature. Despite a tumultouous relationship with his mistress, an ailing wife, declining health, and daily drinking binges, Fitzgerald secretly wrote a scathing novel about the film industry which some call his best work. It was his final triumph."--Insert.
General Note:
Based on the memoir "Against the current : as I remember F. Scott Fitzgerald" by Frances Kroll Ring.

Special features: Interviews with: Frances Kroll Ring, Jeremy Irons, Sissy Spacek, Neve Campbell; Filmographies: Jeremy Irons, Sissy Spacek, Neve Campbell.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English

Spanish
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: R; contains racial violence, adult situations and language.
ISBN:
9781932228076
UPC:
758445108521
Format :
DVD

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This made-for-cable biopic was based on Against the Current: As I Remember F. Scott Fitzgerald, the memoirs of Frances Kroll Ring. The film covers the years 1939 through 1940, when Frances Kroll (Neve Campbell) served as Fitzgerald's secretary. Once the most celebrated and idolistic novelist of the Roaring '20s, Fitzgerald (played by Jeremy Irons) has degenerated into a burned-out alcoholic, plagued by domestic travails attending his mentally ill wife, Zelda (Sissy Spacek), and his gossip-columnist mistress, Sheila Graham (Natalie Radford). The dedicated and devoted Frances manages to get her boss back on track and off the booze, but it is really too late. Fitzgerald dies at age 44, with what may have been his greatest novel, The Last Tycoon, remaining unfinished. Set in Hollywood (but filmed in Toronto), Last Call debuted over the Showtime network on May 25, 2002. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi