The Last Tycoon
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s fascinating tale of studio politics in early Hollywood is breathtakingly adapted to the big screen by Elia Kazan and scriptwriter Harold Pinter. Robert De Niro heads a powerhouse cast as studio head Monroe Stahr, a thinly disguised Irving Thalberg character in command of his studio but haunted by a love lost to the past.
Tony Curtis, Robert Mitchum, Jeanne Moreau, Theresa Russell, Anjelica Huston and Jack Nicholson contribute stirring supporting performances to this richly detailed ’30s-era gem.
Nominated for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration at the Academy Awards. Nominated for Best Screenplay and Best Actor (Robert De Niro) by the New York Film Critics Circle Awards.
“The movie is full of echoes. We watch it as if at a far remove from what’s happening, but that too is appropriate: Fitzgerald was writing history as it happened.” – Vincent Canby, The New York Times