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Midnight In Manhattan
This documentary was produced to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the publication of The Great Gatsby on April 10th, 1925. "Midnight in Manhattan" explores the dark, turbulent life and creative spirit of "Gatsby"'s writer, F. Scott Fitzgerald. It covers his college days at Princeton where he wrote rather than doing coursework and ended up as a dropout.. His unsucessful marriage to Zelda Sayre who eventually was diagnosed with schizophrenia and committed to multiple hospitals is also addressed. The documentary explores the difficult friendship between Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, which was strained by the mutual dislike between Hemingway and Zelda as well as Hemingway's disgust with how Fitzgerald often changed and twisted his stories to sell to magazines for cash. His final days were effected by this need for cash. He remained married to Zelda despite her residence mental hospitals, and he was often trying to earn money for her medical bills and to support his alcholism which had grown worse and made him increasingly more ill. This exposure of the desperate nature of his last years, living with his mistress and suffering multiple heart attacks, dispels the mythology created by Fitzgerald which glamorized the Jazz-Age and his alcoholism. The program includes contributions by the author's granddaughter Eleanor Lanahan, and writers Hunter S. Thompson, George Plimpton and Jay McInerney. It presents a fascinating portrait of this most enduring and complex of American icons.

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Summary: This documentary was produced to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the publication of The Great Gatsby on April 10th, 1925. "Midnight in Manhattan" explores the dark, turbulent life and creative spirit of "Gatsby"'s writer, F. Scott Fitzgerald. It covers his college days at Princeton where he wrote rather than doing coursework and ended up as a dropout.. His unsucessful marriage to Zelda Sayre who eventually was diagnosed with schizophrenia and committed to multiple hospitals is also addressed. The documentary explores the difficult friendship between Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, which was strained by the mutual dislike between Hemingway and Zelda as well as Hemingway's disgust with how Fitzgerald often changed and twisted his stories to sell to magazines for cash. His final days were effected by this need for cash. He remained married to Zelda despite her residence mental hospitals, and he was often trying to earn money for her medical bills and to support his alcholism which had grown worse and made him increasingly more ill. This exposure of the desperate nature of his last years, living with his mistress and suffering multiple heart attacks, dispels the mythology created by Fitzgerald which glamorized the Jazz-Age and his alcoholism. The program includes contributions by the author's granddaughter Eleanor Lanahan, and writers Hunter S. Thompson, George Plimpton and Jay McInerney. It presents a fascinating portrait of this most enduring and complex of American icons.
Title: The great Gatsby [DVD] : midnight in Manhattan / BBC ; produced and directed by Nicky Pattison.
Publisher Date: [S.l.] : BBC Worldwide Ltd. ; Burbank, CA : distributed by Warner Home Video, c2013.
Subject: Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940 Fitzgerald, Zelda, 1900-1948. Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961. Authors, American -- Biography. Alcoholism Writing Authors Nineteen twenties
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Call Number: 813 Gre
Oclc: 840497344
Upc: 883929332472
Bib Id: 443510

Format: DVD
Summary: This documentary was produced to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the publication of The Great Gatsby on April 10th, 1925. "Midnight in Manhattan" explores the dark, turbulent life and creative spirit of "Gatsby"'s writer, F. Scott Fitzgerald. It covers his college days at Princeton where he wrote rather than doing coursework and ended up as a dropout.. His unsucessful marriage to Zelda Sayre who eventually was diagnosed with schizophrenia and committed to multiple hospitals is also addressed. The documentary explores the difficult friendship between Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, which was strained by the mutual dislike between Hemingway and Zelda as well as Hemingway's disgust with how Fitzgerald often changed and twisted his stories to sell to magazines for cash. His final days were effected by this need for cash. He remained married to Zelda despite her residence mental hospitals, and he was often trying to earn money for her medical bills and to support his alcholism which had grown worse and made him increasingly more ill. This exposure of the desperate nature of his last years, living with his mistress and suffering multiple heart attacks, dispels the mythology created by Fitzgerald which glamorized the Jazz-Age and his alcoholism. The program includes contributions by the author's granddaughter Eleanor Lanahan, and writers Hunter S. Thompson, George Plimpton and Jay McInerney. It presents a fascinating portrait of this most enduring and complex of American icons.
Title: The great Gatsby [DVD] : midnight in Manhattan / BBC ; produced and directed by Nicky Pattison.
Publisher, Date: [S.l.] : BBC Worldwide Ltd. ; Burbank, CA : distributed by Warner Home Video, c2013.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 49 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Target Audience Note: Not rated.
Subjects: Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940
Subjects: Fitzgerald, Zelda, 1900-1948.
Subjects: Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961.
Subjects: Authors, American -- Biography.
Subjects: Alcoholism
Subjects: Writing
Subjects: Authors
Subjects: Nineteen twenties
Genre: Documentary films
Genre: Biographical films
Other Author: Fitzgerald, Tara, 1968-
Other Author: Priestley, Jason, 1969-
Other Author: Culpin, Kelly.
Other Author: Thompson, Hunter S.
Other Author: Plimpton, George
Other Author: McInerny, Jay.
Other Author: Lanahan, Eleanor.
Other Author: BBC Worldwide Ltd.
Other Author: British Broadcasting Corporation
Other Author: Warner Home Video (Firm)
Notes: Title from container.
Notes: Special features: Private affairs: a dream of living.
Notes: Narrator: Tara Fitzgerald; voices: Jason Priestley, Kelly Culpin.
Notes: DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby digital stereo.
Notes: Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
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Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 5
Call Number: 813 Gre
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