F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel about how the rich languoring on the Riviera in the 1920's are slowly drawn into the coming depression is once again filmed with Peter Strauss, Mary Steenburgen,...
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Twenty something trust fund kid Anthony Patch and his party girl wife Gloria Gilbert are disinherited by their wealthy benefactor grandfather and their lives spiral out of control in a blizzard of drugs, sex and eventual violence.
Hester Murdoch is found naked and nearly beaten to death by four young Hawaiian men on the beach and taken to the hospital. Some of the men didn't want to get involved, fearing they might ... See full summary »
Daniel Feeld is a screenwriter with pains in his gut and a new screenplay called "Karaoke", about a girl named Sandra who works in a seedy Karaoke bar and is murdered by a lowlife named ... See full summary »
Kane and Abel are born on the same day the same year on each side of the Atlantic. William Kane is born in one of the richest families of Boston and grows up to be a banker on Wall Street. ... See full summary »
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An English girl marries a German lawyer in the 1930s and they try to live as normal a life as they can in Hitler's Germany. When Allied bombs start falling on German cities, Christabel ... See full summary »
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Set in the 1920s, an American doctor and his wealthy patient travel to the French Riviera where they surround themselves with their circle of friends and become entwined in a complicated love triangle.
F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel about how the rich languoring on the Riviera in the 1920's are slowly drawn into the coming depression is once again filmed with Peter Strauss, Mary Steenburgen, and John Heard in the leads. Written by
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Great series - pity it's never been available to buy
I really enjoyed this series (but then I am Fitzgerald buff). I remember being a bit disappointed that Mary Steenburgen didn't quite look like the Nicole I imagined in my head, but it was well done nonetheless. It seems that I'm not alone in wanting to own a copy but as its 20 years old I don't suppose we'll ever be gratified by its availability again (or even a repeat on the telly!). The original was a long book with a complex storyline; the book starts kind of in the middle of the story and skips to past and future .....whereas I remember this being somewhat rearranged into strict chronology, which, to some extent, ruined the effect of the literary version which started with the sparkling pinnacle of the Divers life before exploring how they got there and how they ended up. Despite all this it was a pretty good version...... Maybe Hollywood should make this story again..... for the third time ...
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