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Winter Dreams

Winter Dreams


by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Winter Dreams Resources


The Guy Has His Own Society

This organization holds an annual conference in really cool places around the world. If you have something you desperately want to say about "Winter Dreams," here's your chance.

Brief Bio

In the words of USC, "The dominant inspirations on F. Scott Fitzgerald were aspiration, literature, Princeton, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, and alcohol." Interesting list.

Thank you, PBS

PBS made a documentary about Fitzgerald (and his many life tragedies) called Winter Dreams. This website has some amazing additional footage not seen in the documentary; it also includes commentary from author E.L. Doctorow on the influence of Fitzgerald's work. Jackpot!

Movie or TV Productions

The Great Gatsby, 2012

Get excited. Remember how we mentioned that "Winter Dreams" is like a draft version of Fitzgerald's famous novel The Great Gatsby? Well, "Winter Dreams" has never been made into a film in its own right, but The Great Gatsby has, several times. The latest remake, premiering some time in 2012 and directed by Baz Luhrmann (of Strictly Ballroom, Moulin Rouge, and Romeo + Juliet fame), will star Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan. Yes, please.

The Great Gatsby Hits the Small Screen

Here's a TV movie we have, frankly, never heard of. But it stars Paul Rudd, so we'll give it a pass.

Fitzgerald in the 70s

This version of Fitzgerald's novel (which is, again, based on "Winter Dreams") was written by Francis Ford Coppola (of Apocalypse Now and The Godfather) and stars Mia Farrow and Robert Redford. It's not that great, in our humble opinions, but here it is anyway.


The Whole Shebang

Fitzgerald's alma mater, Princeton University, now owns all of his collected letters and manuscripts. You can check out a list of what they have (and it's a lot) at the Princeton library site.

Interview with the Author

Check out this interview, first published in 1936. And now we get to see it on the Internet. Geez.

A Legit Obit

Check out what one of America's favorite newspapers had to say about one of America's favorite author when he died.


American Masters: Winter Dreams

This PBS documentary of F. Scott Fitzgerald's life really tugs at our heartstrings.

No Shortage of Docs

Another documentary (F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great American Dreamer) that catalogues the overlap between Fitzgerald's life and the characters and themes in his fiction.


Fitzgerald does Shakespeare

Listen as F. Scott does his interpretation of a passage from Othello and some other famous pieces of literature.


His Lovely Face

Fitzgerald was known for his handsomeness. But how about that center part in his hair? Yikes.

Even Cuter in Profile

When will someone do a charcoal drawing of Shmoop?

Fitzgerald in Drag

We have to say, he really pulls this off. This is Fitzgerald in 1916 (when he was 20) posing in drag to publicize a Princeton Triangle Club musical.

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