The Last Tycoon - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4 Summary

After lunch, Stahr visits the set of Red Ridingwood, a director who once had his own studio. Stahr is not happy with the way Ridingwood is handling the film or the actress who is staring in it and artfully pulls Ridingwood out the back door while a new director enters through the front door.

Next Stahr goes to the projection room to watch the dailies of his current films. Stahr has comments on every scene he watches, requesting that several scenes be redone in order to repair fatal flaws, completely disgusted with one film whose scene was written Wylie White. Stahr orders that four new writers be put on the movie to repair Wylie's mistakes.

Back at his office after watching the processes in another room, Stahr talks with the poor camera man who attempted to take his own life that morning. Stahr...

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