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Fitzgerald (2002)
"Last Call" (original title)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  25 May 2002 (USA)
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Renowned writer F. Scott Fitzgerald is living the last months of his life with his youthful secretary, confidant, and protégé who later wrote a memoir of their time together.

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Renowned writer F. Scott Fitzgerald is living the last months of his life with his youthful secretary, confidant, and protégé who later wrote a memoir of their time together.

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F. Scott Fitzgerald: Frances; am I correct in thinking that you're jewish?
Frances Kroll: Yes I am. Why?
F. Scott Fitzgerald: And your father? Hes a self-made man?
Frances Kroll: Yes, very much so. Hes intelligent but the only education hes had is reading the bible in Hebrew.
F. Scott Fitzgerald: Perfect. Where was he born?
Frances Kroll: Russia. Why?
F. Scott Fitzgerald: And what was his trade? What does he do for a living?
Frances Kroll: Hes a furrier.
F. Scott Fitzgerald: You see Cecelias dad Brady would probably be Jewish in reality but I've made him Irish because hes the bad guy and I don't want to make the bad guy a Jew.
Frances Kroll: Why not?
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A well-written story about a...well,...writer
20 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

Checking the credits on writer/director Henry Bromell, it seems that we have someone who's written for "Chicago Hope", "Homicide" and "Northern Exposure". So a class act chooses to write about a screenplay about a writer, and the results are about what you'd expect. Pretty exceptional stuff. Jeremy Irons tosses his hat into the ring for an Emmy nom here. Another standout performance.

However..the big surprise to me is the performance of Neve Campbell. Get this girl off the "Scream-4" set and into some period pieces in a big hurry, fellas. She's ready to rock and roll. Pair her up with a decent script and an Oscar-caliber actor or two and she holds her own rather nicely, thank you.

Thanks to Showtime for the "Last Call" 15-minute addendum with Irons, the omni-present George Plimpton and Frances Kroll Ring briefly discussing F. Scott's greatest hits.


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