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The Resource The great Gatsby : midnight in Manhattan, BBC ; produced and directed by Nicky Pattison, (DVD)

The great Gatsby : midnight in Manhattan, BBC ; produced and directed by Nicky Pattison, (DVD)

Label
The great Gatsby : midnight in Manhattan
Title
The great Gatsby
Title remainder
midnight in Manhattan
Statement of responsibility
BBC ; produced and directed by Nicky Pattison
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This documentary was produced to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the publication of The Great Gatsby on April 10th, 1925. "Midnight in Manhattan" explores the dark, turbulent life and creative spirit of "Gatsby"'s writer, F. Scott Fitzgerald. It covers his college days at Princeton where he wrote rather than doing coursework and ended up as a dropout.. His unsucessful marriage to Zelda Sayre who eventually was diagnosed with schizophrenia and committed to multiple hospitals is also addressed. The documentary explores the difficult friendship between Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, which was strained by the mutual dislike between Hemingway and Zelda as well as Hemingway's disgust with how Fitzgerald often changed and twisted his stories to sell to magazines for cash. His final days were effected by this need for cash. He remained married to Zelda despite her residence mental hospitals, and he was often trying to earn money for her medical bills and to support his alcholism which had grown worse and made him increasingly more ill. This exposure of the desperate nature of his last years, living with his mistress and suffering multiple heart attacks, dispels the mythology created by Fitzgerald which glamorized the Jazz-Age and his alcoholism. The program includes contributions by the author's granddaughter Eleanor Lanahan, and writers Hunter S. Thompson, George Plimpton and Jay McInerney. It presents a fascinating portrait of this most enduring and complex of American icons
Cataloging source
DVACP
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
813/.52
Intended audience
  • Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Not rated
LC call number
PS3511.I9
LC item number
G74 2013
PerformerNote
Narrator: Tara Fitzgerald; voices: Jason Priestley, Kelly Culpin
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1968-
  • 1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Fitzgerald, Tara
  • Priestley, Jason
  • Culpin, Kelly
  • Thompson, Hunter S
  • Plimpton, George
  • McInerny, Jay
  • Lanahan, Eleanor
  • BBC Worldwide Ltd
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
49
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott
  • Fitzgerald, Zelda
  • Hemingway, Ernest
  • Authors, American
  • Alcoholism
  • Writing
  • Authors
Technique
live action
Label
The great Gatsby : midnight in Manhattan, BBC ; produced and directed by Nicky Pattison, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Special features: Private affairs: a dream of living
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 49 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929332472
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn840497344
  • (OCoLC)840497344
  • 1375223
System details
DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The great Gatsby : midnight in Manhattan, BBC ; produced and directed by Nicky Pattison, (DVD)
Publication
Note
Special features: Private affairs: a dream of living
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 49 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929332472
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn840497344
  • (OCoLC)840497344
  • 1375223
System details
DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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