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Z: The Beginning of Everything 

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Z is a biography series based on the life of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, the brilliant, beautiful and talented Southern Belle who becomes the original flapper and icon of the wild, flamboyant ... See full summary »
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...  Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald 10 episodes, 2015-2017
...  F. Scott Fitzgerald 10 episodes, 2015-2017
...  Minnie Sayre 7 episodes, 2015-2017
...  Judge Anthony Sayre 5 episodes, 2015-2017
...  Max Perkins 5 episodes, 2017
...  Townsend Martin 5 episodes, 2017
...  Tallulah Bankhead 5 episodes, 2017
...  Eugenia Bankhead 5 episodes, 2017
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Z is a biography series based on the life of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, the brilliant, beautiful and talented Southern Belle who becomes the original flapper and icon of the wild, flamboyant Jazz Age in the 20s. Starring Christina Ricci (Monster) as Zelda Fitzgerald, Z starts before she meets the unpublished writer F. Scott Fitzgerald (David Hoflin), and moves through their passionate, turbulent love affair and their marriage-made in heaven, lived out in hell as the celebrity couple of their time. The series travels through the wild parties, the wicked jazz, the dissolute artists of the era, as well as the alcoholism, adultery and struggle with dashed dreams and mental illness that characterizes their later years. Written by ZAmazon

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Biography | Drama

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5 November 2015 (USA)  »

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Scott actually sent Zelda his mother's ring after his book "This side of Paradise" was accepted. See more »

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Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 20 January 2017 (2017) See more »

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Ricci, Strathairn, and the Fitzgeralds? I'm in.
9 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

The Jazz Age Fitzgeralds were such lightning in a bottle, that to try and capture it is audacious: we know the champagne will pour and the fame will come, and the real pain will come with the hangovers and end in despair for the both of them.

But the controversial choice of Christina Ricci as Jazz Baby Number One instead of any other McAdams Barbie doll from the Hollywood shelf gives this pilot a bounce and possibility because she is such a hellcat. I'm already jonesin' for her wild gin-fed car scream rides and Paris fountain dances. And David Strathairn is such a delightfully stolid and formal southern judge for her to bounce off of.

Fitz is such a limp hankie next to her--which was probably true--that watching him ignite into brilliance from her bad girl spark and become the man who could write Gatsby and fall Icarus-like back to Earth in her skirts to face the Depression is very promising.

Most importantly, this is a sumptuous period piece from one of two most exciting decades of the last century. If Amazon orders more of "Z", I will be a devoted watcher. Thanks for letting us review.


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