Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Scarlett, Rhett, and a cast of thousands:…

Scarlett, Rhett, and a cast of thousands: The filming of Gone with the…

by Roland Flamini

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
711168,809 (3.95)None



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

This is a highly readable and richly illustrated (in b/w) making-of account of the production of one of the most successful movies of all time, Gone with the Wind. Untypical for a movie studio production, its producer David O. Selznick involved himself in every nook and cranny of its production. If ever there was a controlling and demanding executive producer, one has to look no further than David O Selznick. On the receiving end of this involvement were the script writers, the directors, camera men and actors - who defied to play their role of puppets on a string at their own peril.

From a project management point of view, it is amazing that production started even though the script wasn't finished, the main actress was new and unfamiliar with Hollywood practices. The film being one of the first major Technicolor productions increased its riskiness as well as its brilliance further. The high level of improvisation resulted in a lot of wasted resources both financially and artistically. Out of 150.000 meters of film, 68.000 meters went into the final 6.000 meters of film for its epic length of 230 minutes. The most remarkable fact about the movie was how perfectly it matched the Zeitgeist of isolationist, angsty and defiant America sensing the gathering storm. ( )
1 vote jcbrunner | Mar 31, 2011 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
4 wanted1 pay

Popular covers


Average: (3.95)
2.5 1
3 2
4 4
5 3

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Store | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 100,866,264 books! | Top bar: Always visible