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GWTW: The Making of Gone with the Wind

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Unknown Binding, 238 pages
Published January 1st 1973 by Little Brown and Company
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May 17, 2015 Rayrumtum rated it liked it
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I read this shortly after reading a novel based on the making of Gone with the Wind. Really it was less about that topic and probably would be titled, "The Dysfunction of David O'Selznik, the Producer." Hence it was mostly about the travails of his micro-management style and putting together the script and casting rather than the actual shooting of the movie and working with the actors.

For example, I would be more interested in hearing about how race affected the making. I have heard rumors tha
Mar 22, 2010 Bill rated it really liked it
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This was one of the first making of a moive book I had read (Picture by Lillian Ross was the first) and I was pleased to find it again. It's a fun chatty read that tells you all you need to know about GWTW. At times it almost tells you too much, especially if you have not seen the picture because it does contain many spoilers. However, it does have on incredible howler. The book came out in the early seventies and at one point it compares GWTW to a then current movie enjoying incredible critical ...more
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Very enjoyable quick read with lots of old Hollywood trivia
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I'm not sure I learned anything new about Gone with the Wind, but this was still an interesting book.
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Very interesting, well worth the trouble.
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Pretty cute. Mine's a softcover, though.
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One of the best historical novels.
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Lambert was educated at Cheltenham and Oxford, where he became friends with filmmakers Karel Reisz and Lindsay Anderson. At Oxford he also founded, together with Reisz and Anderson, the short-lived but influential journal, Sequence, which he co-edited with Anderson. From 1949 to 1955 he edited the periodical Sight and Sound, with Anderson as a regular contributor. At about the same time Lambert wa ...more
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