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Books and Film: What would Fitzgerald have made of “Benjamin Button”?

March 1, 2009

What would F. Scott Fitzgerald have thought of Hollywood’s expansive take on his story, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button?

Some well-grounded speculation at The Smart Set:

the Fitzgerald who worked his ass off in Hollywood, who failed over and over again, who was humiliated many more times than that, would tell you that Benjamin Button the film is pure treacle. He’d probably then go off on a bender, but not before first giving you the pages of  “Crazy Sunday” — a Fitzgerald story that hardly anyone reads, and the ballsiest piece of Hollywood fiction ever written.

Read on… [here]

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