The Last Tycoon 12/09/23

KL Studio Classics

Elia Kazan and Harold Pinter’s classy adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s unfinished novel looks and plays better than ever, with a fine script that refuses to ‘fix’ what Fitzgerald wrote. Robert De Niro’s excellent Monroe Stahr is surrounded by a powerhouse cast: Jack Nicholson, Robert Mitchum, Tony Curtis, Jeanne Moreau, Theresa Russell, Ingrid Boulting, Donald Pleasance, Ray Milland, Dana Andrews, Peter Strauss, John Carradine, Jeff Corey, Seymour Cassel and Anjelica Huston. It’s quality filmmaking, with some original surprises we don’t expect in a ‘Hollywood exposé.’ Kino offers a new commentary by Joseph McBride. On Blu-ray from KL Studio Classics.