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Famous 1920s modernist US writer F. Scott Fitzgerald and his eccentric Flapper socialite wife Zelda Sayre's relationship began quite passionately, but he slowly fell into alcoholism and she was eventually diagnosed with schizophrenia.

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Pat O'Connor
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Credited cast:
Natasha Richardson ... Zelda Fitzgerald
Timothy Hutton ... F. Scott Fitzgerald
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rutanya Alda
Sylvie Boucher ... Lounge Singer
Cecile Clermont Cecile Clermont ... Woman at Bistro
Catherine Colvey ... Sara Murphy
Marie-Josée Croze ... Nanny
Julia Devin Julia Devin
Jon DeVries Jon DeVries ... Gerald Murphy
Claude Foisy ... Ballet Pianist
Daniel Gerroll ... Maxwell Perkins
Jane Gibson Jane Gibson ... Girl at River
Spalding Gray ... Sayre
Una Kay Una Kay ... Woman at Murphys'
Robert Knepper ... Wilson
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Famous 1920s modernist US writer F. Scott Fitzgerald and his eccentric Flapper socialite wife Zelda Sayre's relationship began quite passionately, but he slowly fell into alcoholism and she was eventually diagnosed with schizophrenia.

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Their love story shocked the world

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Biography | Drama

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A hidden TV gem
28 July 2007 | by FlippitygibbitSee all my reviews

Five minutes into this film, I was a little wary of the poetic dialogue and eccentric characters, but the story certainly builds - and Natasha Richardson is amazing in the lead role; Zelda's vulnerability and decline are heartbreaking to watch, and are portrayed with subtlety and sensitivity by Miss Richardson. I was in awe. Both she and Timothy Hutton hurtle from comedy to tears so suddenly and so effectively that the Fitzgerald's antics, though amusing, are also sometimes painful to watch. The dialogue, after the rosy glow of the initial romance dims slightly, is also sharp and perceptive, particularly Zelda's lines. I even liked the young actress playing Scottie, the daughter! I would definitely recommend this film, if you can find a copy, and I am now inspired to read up on the real F. Scott and Zelda!


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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1993 (USA) See more »

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Zeldan elämä See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Tanner Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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