The Last Tycoon

Synopsis: F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Elia Kazan
Production: Paramount Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
123 min

l'll be waiting for you there... about one hour.

You can trust me.

Ah, signora.


Che cosa?

Go on.

Go on!

The end is too gory.

Cut out one roll of the table.


The signal was much too obvious.

lt kills the surprise.

Make it shorter.

Okay, Monroe.

What else?

You wanted to see the beach

scene from Dark Moonlight.


Okay, Jack.

No, no, don't go to him at all,

stay on her.

You don't need him. Stay on her...

...all the way down

to the edge of the sea.

She's the one we're interested in.

Remember that scene

from Reaching for the Moon,

when Bebe Daniels ran out of

the house, down to the lake?

This is where we shot it.

No, of course

you wouldn't remember,

you're too young.

l've been here

since the silent days.

l knew them all.

Did you know the Keystone Kops?

All of them!

What a bunch of guys.


This was Minna Davis'

dressing room.

She was taken ill for the last time... this room.

That's her.

She was beautiful.

She was a great friend of mine.

l remember we had

to call her husband.

l called him myself.

l remember that call well.

l said, "Mr. Stahr...

...l'm afraid your wife

has been taken ill."

He said, "l'll be right over."

And this is where it all happened.

This is where Mr. Stahr was

when l called him.

The administration building.

That's where he still is.

That's his office up there.


Gee, it's so big!

lt's big, all right.

They don't have anything bigger

in the whole world.

How did they do the earthquake

in San Francisco?

The earthquake?

Well, there are various ways

you can do an earthquake.

What you can do first is

rock the camera.

You see?

Or if you're in a room,

you can rock the set.

l mean, you can rock the room.

Then you throw in a lot of dust...

No, l wasn't asleep.

When are you coming home?


Oh, l'm all right.

l miss you, that's all.

Oh, she's with her grandmother.

She's fine.

She has a new tooth.


How did it go?

Oh, that's good.


When are you coming home?

Oh... good.

Beautiful baby.

And you want me to meet you?


Next time l'll be coming with you.

Come on, come on.

They owe me a little time off

at the club anyway.


Couldn't be more boring

than being without you.

Yes, me too.

Bye, darling.

Want me to go?




Kill the arc.

That's a print.

That was really good.

l mean, very good.

Give me a finder.

All right, take it up.

Your aspirin, sir.

Strike the sofa!

Pick up the phone, Harry.

Pull the phone back, Fred.

And watch that cable!


That was really very good indeed.


You think so?

lt was absolutely terrific.

lt was really wonderful.

lt was sh*t.

Here we go again, Billy.

Listen, Didi,

l have to tell you it was exquisite.

lt was fake.

lt was false.

Didn't you notice?!

l want to do it again.

You'll never do it better.

l know l can play that scene.

l want to do it again.

lt was good for me.


Didi... me.

Thank you.

l'm ready.


Let's do it again.

We're going to do it again.


Get it quiet now, damn it!

All right, bring it down.

Quiet! Quiet, damn it!

Good night, Frank.

Good night, Brian.


Harry, l'm waiting!

Night, boys.

Night. See you tomorrow, Hank.

Goodnight. Bye.

- See you tomorrow.

l love him.

He's a genius.

l've always wanted him to get

every credit.

You know that.

But what about me?

New York has forgotten me.

No, no...

New York has forgotten me.

You want to know why?

Because l'm too generous.

lt's my nature.

l make life too easy for them.

You know what l am?

l am the strong base upon which

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Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter (; 10 October 1930 – 24 December 2008) was a Nobel Prize-winning British playwright, screenwriter, director and actor. One of the most influential modern British dramatists, his writing career spanned more than 50 years. His best-known plays include The Birthday Party (1957), The Homecoming (1964), and Betrayal (1978), each of which he adapted for the screen. His screenplay adaptations of others' works include The Servant (1963), The Go-Between (1971), The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), The Trial (1993), and Sleuth (2007). He also directed or acted in radio, stage, television, and film productions of his own and others' works. Pinter was born and raised in Hackney, east London, and educated at Hackney Downs School. He was a sprinter and a keen cricket player, acting in school plays and writing poetry. He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art but did not complete the course. He was fined for refusing National service as a conscientious objector. Subsequently, he continued training at the Central School of Speech and Drama and worked in repertory theatre in Ireland and England. In 1956 he married actress Vivien Merchant and had a son, Daniel, born in 1958. He left Merchant in 1975 and married author Lady Antonia Fraser in 1980. Pinter's career as a playwright began with a production of The Room in 1957. His second play, The Birthday Party, closed after eight performances, but was enthusiastically reviewed by critic Harold Hobson. His early works were described by critics as "comedy of menace". Later plays such as No Man's Land (1975) and Betrayal (1978) became known as "memory plays". He appeared as an actor in productions of his own work on radio and film. He also undertook a number of roles in works by other writers. He directed nearly 50 productions for stage, theatre and screen. Pinter received over 50 awards, prizes, and other honours, including the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2005 and the French Légion d'honneur in 2007. Despite frail health after being diagnosed with oesophageal cancer in December 2001, Pinter continued to act on stage and screen, last performing the title role of Samuel Beckett's one-act monologue Krapp's Last Tape, for the 50th anniversary season of the Royal Court Theatre, in October 2006. He died from liver cancer on 24 December 2008. more…

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