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territories, possessions and Canada for THE LAST TYCOON are controlled . camera, “I love you. I love you.” The only sound is that of the movie projector. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Literary detective Bruccoli has produced a The Cambridge edition of The Love of the Last Tycoon is a superlative literary Christmas present. Essential for all serious literature collections. Copyright. The Love of the Last Tycoon [F. Scott Fitzgerald] on medical-site.info *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Last Tycoon, edited by the preeminent Fitzgerald.
It is told by Cecelia, the daughter of a producer named Bradogue in Hollywood. She is of the movies but not in them. She probably was born the day The Birth of a Nation was previewed and Rudolf Valentino came to her fifth birthday party. It seems that Cecelia is a perfect narrator for the story because she can genuinely understand the Hollywood community. Stahr, therefore, becomes a vivid masculine figure in the loving view of the beholder, Cecelia, who has long had illusions about him and idealizes him in every way.
Hollywood, on the other hand, seems to be strange and weird to ordinary people. Hollywood is like a mysterious world: It can be understood too, but only dimly and in flashes.
Not half a dozen men have ever been able to keep the whole equation of pictures in their heads. Stahr, therefore, can be regarded as a legend in this mysterious land, showing both his contribution to this place and the power of his work.
Additionally, Stahr exhibits his powers not only through his eyes but also through his work.
In a conference with writers Rose Meloney and Wylie White, supervisor Joe Rienmund, and director John Broaca, Stahr shows his dissatisfaction with a script scheduled for production and offers suggestion for improvement. In order to improve the film, Stahr is willing to replace director Red Ridingwood because Red cannot handle the star actress in his movie. By that he means he wants to unite the whole studio together. Stahr believes that he can handle his studio and unite everyone to produce the best art forms.
A powerful producer, Stahr, however, exhibits the insecurity of an ego injury as the loss of his wife becomes a haunted longing: Stahr…wet night Mr. However, Stahr seems to be a lonely emperor in his small world, as the trauma of his loss of his beloved has overwhelmed his mind. In reality, Stahr wants to hide everything that reminds him of his dead wife, but he seems not to be able to recover from the pain of the past.
Stahr does not love Cecelia but instead finds a woman who looks like his dead wife. At this time, Stahr seems to lose his power and one just sees him as a poor husband who has lost his wife long ago. Evidently, Stahr seems to have been traumatized by the loss of his wife for a long time. He tries desperately to meet Kathleen again, suggesting that he wants to meet his dead wife once more.
Dating a woman with much the same appearance as his dead wife cannot solve his depressive disorder. After Kathleen leaves the ball, Stahr asks Cecelia to dance.
However, Kathleen is not the woman for Stahr. You should try not to work so hard. She had loved him always and just before she died all unwilling and surprised his tenderness had burst and surged toward her and he had been in love with her. Stahr, therefore, stands as a failure in private life. We cannot leave The Love of the Last Tycoon without feeling disappointed that it was never completed. Despite the fact that the novel is an unfinished work, some critics declared that it was the best work that Fitzgerald produced.
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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified download. I read this book as a teen-ager, when I read almost everything else that Fitzgerald wrote, and I didn't particularly like it.
Re-reading it nearly 40 years later, I can more easily recognize the seeds of greatness contained within its pages. For one thing, this is the most Gatsby-like of Fitzgerald's other novels, so if you love Gatsby, you will probably like Monroe Stahr. Like Gatsby, Stahr began life as a child of poverty, with big dreams of power, riches, and grandeur, which he achieves while still in his thirties.
Also like Gatsby, Stahr pines for an idealized past love, in this case his deceased wife, Minna Davis, a celebrated film star who died tragically young. Again, like Gatsby, Stahr is something of a mysterious, romantic loner with few real friends; but unlke Gatsby, he suffers from an unspecified "heart condition" that we are told will take his life in a matter of months the real-life model for Stahr, Irving Thalberg, died at And also unlike Gatsby, Stahr falls in love with a woman who is nothing like the typical "Fitzgerald heroine.
Born in a London slum, Kathleen is beautiful, but grew up in even more impoverished circumstances than Stahr, and is an orphan; she literally survives by a series of alliances with men in more fortunate positions. It is probable that Kathleen is based on Fitzgerald's Hollywood mistress, the 40s gossip columnist Sheilah Graham, who was also English. At the time this novel was written, Zelda was in a mental institution and Scott was working as a hack Hollywood screenwriter to pay the bills, but he still valued her opinion, and when he showed her drafts of this novel, she greatly disliked the character of Kathleen.
I don't know if she knew about Scott's relationship with Sheilah Graham, but she definitely was smart enough to recognize that Kathleen was very different from the characters that Scott had based on herself and on Ginevra King, and resented it.
There are many passages here that are pure magic, such as the scene where Stahr first encounters Kathleen, riding atop a paper mache film prop on an impromptu river created by a broken water main after an earthquake, and the scene where Stahr describes the magic of "making pictures" to a famous novelist who just can't get the hang of the craft of screenwriting.
This unfinished manuscript is worth reading just for those two passages alone. Also, although it is unfinished, the book does include Fitzgerald's detailed notes of how he wanted to complete the story, and you can get a rough idea of how it would have played out if he had lived to finish it. As I write this review, HBO has just announced that it is developing a series based on this novel; I hope they don't turn it into Hollywood hackery.
Although Fitzgerald might have considered that rough justice, as, in the twilight of his all-too-brief years on this earth, he came to see himself as something of a hack as well, as clearly delineated in his self-deprecatory collection of Hollywood short stories, the Pat Hobby stories. It's just a cheap epub version of the same old earlier "six chapter" edition of the novel that you can now find almost anywhere for free.
If you really want this specific edition of the text advertised on this page, the Authorized Bruccoli text, you won't get it by choosing the Kindle option. Just a heads up in case you need it for a class or something like I did. I do not think it is necessary to "review" Fitzgerald's writing - he is, after all, a classic.
The title of this digital edition is somewhat confusing, but don't worry: Actually, based on the material that the editors many thanks to them!
There's nothing anyone can do about that It looks like the creators of this addition managed to collect everything that was left by the author. Overall - with the main text and the accompanying notes and analysis - it is a comprehensive tribute to Fitzgerald's tremendous talent.
Paperback Verified download. The Love of the Last Tycoon was the final and incomplete novel from the pen of F. Scott died at the home of Sheila Graham the English gossip columnist with whom he was living. His wife Zelda was in a North Carolina mental institution while he was fighting his own demons of alcoholism and a bad heart.
Stahr is the head of production of films at a major studio.
Thalberg and his wife Norma Shearer knew Fitzgerald. He had worked for less than a year as a scriptwriter at MGM. He was fired and at the time of his death was hawking scripts to studios and supporting himself by writing for periodicals such as The Saturday Evening Post, Liberty and Colliers. He was poor; his literary reputation in shards. The short fragment of the novel we have about pages is told in narration by Cacelia Brady the rich Bennington educated daughter of the unscrupulous movie mogul Pat Brady based on Louis B.
Brady is a womanizer who is crudely and ruthlessly seeking to grasp the reigns of studio power by acing out Stahr for control. Stahr is a workaholic and driven soul dying of a weak heart. He is the widower of a movie star. Stahr becomes romantically involved with a young English sophisticate named Kathleen. She ditches him for her fiancee. Stahr finds comforts in the arms of his secret admirer whose affections become overt-young Cacelia.
As the novel fragment ends they are on the way to a party at the Barrrymore home. This would have been one of Fitgerald's best books if he had lived to revised the narration and tie together loose ends. As it stands this work is a glimpse through the Hollywood keyhole of the golden studio era. A well written and spun tole of greed, sex and power in the California sun.