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The Last Tycoon (1976)

F.Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.

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F.Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.

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He has the power to make anyone's dream come true... except his own.

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19 November 1976 (USA)  »

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$5,500,000 (estimated)
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Al Pacino rejected the leading role. See more »

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Ingrid Boulting's hairstyle changes between the scene with the performing seal and the scene at Monroe's uncompleted beach house. See more »

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Pat Brady: Fleishacker, let me tell you something. After the revolution, you'll be the only safe one. You know why? Because they always need lawyers after a revolution to straighten out the legal end.
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Love Is Just Around the Corner
Music by Lewis E. Gensler
Lyrics by Leo Robin
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frustrating but valuable
14 January 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After reading the book (and Fitzgerald's notes about how he saw the story progressing) I expected high quality from Kazan's film treatment. Much has been made of his decision to have an almost comatose Monroe Stahr, unable to express emotion on anything but movies, and in this I think he partly succeeded. But the film as a whole irritates me. It's one I've gone back to several times and I can't work out why it has that effect. It just does. In relation to the book, some scenes are pretty much verbatim, some are added to, some are ditched altogether, there just seems no reasoning behind it. The plusses - it has an interesting ending and an equally interesting supporting cast of old timers, most of whom are always worth watching. It has a certain amount of style and character of its own. It's just not that easy to enjoy, IMO.


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