F. Scott Fitzgerald and The Last of the Belles, Digitally Remastered In a strange blend of reality and fantasy, F. Scott Fitzgerald and The Last of the Belles treats us to Fitzgerald's use of the creative process to try to work out and ameliorate his own marital difficulties. Writing the fictional The Last of the Belles, Fitzgerald attempts to work out his own relationship with his wife Zelda following WWI. A story within a story, the film shows depicts the life of F. Scott Fitzgerald as he produces his work The Last of the Belles which is played in the second half of the movie. Both tell the story of a woman whose peak in life was as a much in demand Southern Belle. Now her time has passed and she must stow away her dreams. Blythe Danner gives a heart breaking performance as Zelda, who realizes she has lost her identity in the world of F. Scott Fitzgerald. No longer the Belle of the ball she longs to find something that she can call her own. Opposite her is Susan Sarandon, in fine form as the last belle within the imagination of Fitzgerald played by Richard Chamberlain. Produced for ABC as a television movie in 1974.