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Pilot 

Zelda Sayre is a free-spirited and flamboyant 18-year-old woman living in Montgomery, Alabama, in the year 1918. Zelda wants a bigger and better life and she's on the look out for an escape... See full summary »

Director:

Tim Blake Nelson

Writers:

Dawn Prestwich (teleplay by), Nicole Yorkin (teleplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Christina Ricci ... Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald
David Hoflin ... F. Scott Fitzgerald
David Strathairn ... Judge Anthony Sayre
Kristine Nielsen ... Minnie Sayre
Holly Curran ... 'Tilde' Sayre Palmer
Jamie Anne Allman ... 'Tootsie' Sayre Smith
Maya Kazan ... Livye Hart
Sarah Schenkkan ... Eleanor Browder
Scott Rosenfeld ... Peyton Mathis
Sean Bell ... Lloyd Harper
Ian Mather Ian Mather ... Harold Stubbs
Cindy Ralston Cindy Ralston ... Mrs. Milford
Gay Griggs McCommons Gay Griggs McCommons ... Mrs. Baker
Jeanmarie Collins Jeanmarie Collins ... Mrs. Riggs
Kate Kneeland ... Saleswoman
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Zelda Sayre is a free-spirited and flamboyant 18-year-old woman living in Montgomery, Alabama, in the year 1918. Zelda wants a bigger and better life and she's on the look out for an escape route. Zelda's stern father, Anthony, tries to keep her flamboyance suppressed which only makes her challenge his authority. During an evening out at a going-away-dance for soldiers embarking to France to fight in World War I, Zelda meets novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald and is Zelda's intrigued by him quickly, but doesn't respond to his advances. Written by Larry B.

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year 1918 | writer | See All (2) »

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Biography | Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Savannah, Georgia, USA

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Picrow See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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At around 2 minutes in, a car drives around the square and Zelda waves and yells to the occupants. However in the background you can see present day green recycling and garbage bins with yellow lids in the background. See more »

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Indian Sagwa
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Performed by Six City Stompers
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Pilot
12 August 2018 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Z is the Amazon series that charts the relationship between brassy southern belle Zelda Sayre (Christina Ricci) and F Scott Fitzgerald. Zelda would go on to become his wife and muse.

In the pilot episode, Zelda lives in a small town which has little to do apart from gossip and flirting. She sneaks off to dance with soldiers much to the irritation of her stern father, a judge.

It is there Zelda dances with F Scott whose army unit is based nearby, sparks fly for him when he see the dazzling Zelda but we would be hard pushed to notice as the actor is bland.

Not so with Ricci, she gives an energetic performance but she is too old to be playing young Zelda.

This is a handsomely mounted and sumptuous looking series. It lacks fizz and going by the opening episode it is just too slight.


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