Poor F. Scott Fitzgerald. Kicked out of Princeton. Saw his early literary stardom go down the drain. Wife Zelda committed to various mental institutions. Dead of drink at the age of 44. And now director Baz Luhrmann has even taken away his authorship of one of the greatest American novels.
It’s true. As the new movie take on “The Great Gatsby” ends, we see the title page of the novel of the same title, attributed to the fictional character of Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire). No wonder Dorothy Parker commented at Fitzgerald’s funeral, “The poor son of a bitch.”