Fitzgerald biopic gets an upgrade

Posted by · 7:56 am · January 5th, 2009

I must admit my heart sank last year when it was announced that Nick Cassavetes was slated to direct “The Beautiful and the Damned.” The story of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s unhappy, alcohol-fuelled marriage to the Zelda Sayre, the schizophrenic socialite who became the embodiment of Flapper glamour, it should, by rights, make for pretty powerful […]

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12/7 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 5:36 am · December 7th, 2008

• Pete Hammond reports on the week that was, including a lively “Seven Pounds” Q&A session. [Notes on a Season] • Jeff Wells responds with a second-hand swipe at the film. [Hollywood Elsewhere] • And Steven Zeitchik breaks embargo, writes up a positive assessment. [Risky Biz Blog] • Tom O’Neil points out how Oscar success […]

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Fitzgerald’s agonizing beauty

Posted by · 11:13 am · August 15th, 2008

I sat down last night to spend a half-hour with F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”  It’s been ages since I first gave the story a look and I don’t even think I ever read it throughout until yesterday, but the measured simplicity of it all was striking. I don’t […]

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