• Art
  • Published 1988

The Last Tycoon or "A Nickel for the Movies"

  title={The Last Tycoon or "A Nickel for the Movies"},
  author={Joanna E. Rapf},
In F. Scott Fitzgerald's unfinished novel, The Last Tycoon, the character of the British novelist, George Boxley roughly based on Aldous Huxley reflects Fitzgerald's youthful ideas of what it would be like to write for the movies: simple plots with people "always duelling and falling down wells" and "wearing strained facial expressions and talking incredible and unnatural dialogue" (32). His "last tycoon," producer, Monroe Stahr, modelled on Irving Thalberg, gives Boxley an oral lesson about… CONTINUE READING