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This paradox would later inform his fiction. His awareness of his situation sharpened during his years at Princeton, where he studied from to until he accepted a commission from the U. He never saw combat. There he also met the love of his life, Zelda Sayre, the charming, mercurial daughter of a judge. Fitzgerald's early literary successes soon made him and Zelda celebrities of the Jazz Age—a term he coined.
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During the s, Zelda served as his editor, confidante, and rival. Their appetite for excess made them notorious in an age when excess was the norm. The Fitzgeralds moved to France in with their young daughter, Frances nicknamed Scottie , where they fell among a group of American expatriate artists whom the writer Gertrude Stein christened the Lost Generation. Fitzgerald would not publish another novel for nine years. In , Zelda suffered a breakdown from which she never fully recovered. She spent most of her remaining days in mental institutions.
Implicitly acknowledging his wife's mental illness and his own alcoholism, he drew on their life abroad in the novel Tender Is the Night Fitzgerald relocated to Hollywood in to write screenplays. His sole screen credit from this period is for the film Three Comrades It joins his other script credit, Pusher-in-the-Face , from an earlier California stint.
Eventually Fitzgerald began sustained work on his novel The Last Tycoon Tragically, his end came before the book's did. Several chapters shy of finishing, Fitzgerald died of a heart attack in the apartment of his Hollywood companion, columnist Sheilah Graham, while eating a chocolate bar and listening to Beethoven's Eroica symphony. December 21, : Fitzgerald dies of a heart attack.
His final address: N. Laurel Avenue, Los Angeles, California.
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Introduction to the Book F. Scott Fitzgerald, c. The Way Up Although Fitzgerald's father went bankrupt, Fitzgerald still played with the rich kids in town. The Way Down Fitzgerald would not publish another novel for nine years.
The novel's action occurs in between June and September. Scott Fitzgerald.
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Subtitles English CC. Released year Age rating Parental guidance Duration 2 h 22 min. Genres Drama Romance. Size 7. Additional terms Terms of transaction. Windows Windows 8, Windows 8. For all the antic, manic itchiness of his Gatsby, for all the jazz hands, the movie doesn't reach out and grab you. Read full review. It's stupefying, it's vulgar, it's demeaning-it's dull and there's nothing like the dullness that is trying to be a sensation.