F. Scott Fitzgerald: Winter Dreams (#1502)
This portrait of the iconic writer moves beyond 1920s caricature and Jazz Age stereotype. Original cinematic re-creations of the texts --"The Great Gatsby," "This Side of Paradise," "Tender Is the Night," "The Last Tycoon" -- are illuminated by insights from people who knew Fitzgerald and have never before been interviewed. From St. Paul, Minnesota, to the tip of Long Island to Paris, viewers are transported on F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald's uniquely American journey and enveloped by their deeply emotional commentary. [86 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
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Series Description: AMERICAN MASTERS is an ongoing series of award-winning primetime specials examining the lives, works, and creative processes of our most outstanding cultural artists. Created in 1984 by Susan Lacy and produced by Thirteen/WNET for national public television, the series is both a celebration and an exploration of creativity in America. Consisting of more than 250 hours of programming to date, AMERICAN MASTERS is a growing film library documenting the role important individuals, groups, and movements have played in the formation of our cultural identity.
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