The Last Tycoon is an unfinished novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. In 1941, it was published posthumously under this title, as prepared by his friend Edmund Wilson, a critic and writer.
It was adapted as a TV play in 1957 and a film in 1976 of the same name, with a screenplay for the latter by British playwright Harold Pinter. Robert De Niro and Theresa Russell starred.
In 1993, a new version of the novel was published under the title The Love of the Last Tycoon, edited by Matthew Bruccoli, a Fitzgerald scholar. This version was adapted for a stage production that premiered in Los Angeles, California in 1998. In 2013, HBO announced plans to produce an adaptation. HBO cancelled the project and gave the rights to Sony Pictures, who produced and releasedthe television series on Amazon Studios in 2016.
Main characters Edit
- Monroe Stahr, Hollywood film producer
- Bradogue Brady, Stahr’s associate, also a film producer
- Cecelia Brady, Brady's daughter
- Kathleen Moore, Stahr's love interest
Point of view Edit
Fitzgerald wrote the novel in a blend of first person and third-person omniscient narrative. While the story is ostensibly told by Cecelia, many scenes are narrated in which she is not present. Occasionally a scene will be presented twice, once through Cecelia and once through a third party.
The revised edition of The Love of The Last Tycoon won the Choice Outstanding Academic Books award of 1995.