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Fitzgerald (2002)

Last Call (original title)
Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | TV Movie 25 May 2002
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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Zelda Fitzgerald
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Sarah Kroll
Paul Hecht ...
Samuel Kroll
Natalie Radford ...
Sheilah Graham
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Scottie
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Dr. Mahoney
Marium Carvell ...
Lucy
Roman Podhora ...
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Mailclerk
Eve Crawford ...
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John Ford ...
Maxwell Perkins
Matthew Olver ...
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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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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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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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Star gives star performance in made-for-TV movie
13 October 2008 | by See all my reviews

Does Jeremy Irons ever give less? This is currently being shown on the British Movies24 channel. Jeremy Irons gives a perfectly judged performance, perfect for every expression, spoken word or even glance. He had though good material to work with - its basis in the recollections of one of the films main protagonists, his secretary, Frances Kroll, who herself was a would-be writer. The direction too seemed to perfectly follow the mood - even Frances' unspoken thoughts especially expectations. The only thing to jar was that at these moments of unspoken thoughts, a song would be played in the background spelling out exactly these unspoken thoughts.

Neve Campbell was excellent as Frances - in her playing perhaps her attitude was a little wrong - he the great writer, she rather mousy unknown secretary would have been perhaps a bit more reverential. But it may be Frances Kroll's writing which reveals the true nature of their relationship, that moment nearly at the end when he stops, turns to her and she (and the audience) could imagine an offer of marriage yet he "merely" wants to say something about writing. Overall it is a rich and revealing biography from someone who was both closely involved as well as being a good and honest writer. Perhaps this is why Jeremy Irons gave it his best shot.


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