The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind

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The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind
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Directed by David Hinton
Produced by Daniel Selznick
L. Jeffrey Selznick
Jonathan Wickham
Written by David Thomson
Starring Christopher Plummer (Narrator)
Music by Greg Crawford
Max Steiner (original GWTW music recordings)
Cinematography Glenn Roland
Edited by Bobby Jones
Distributed by Turner Entertainment
MGM/UA Home Entertainment
Release dates
October 1988
Running time
124 min.
Country United States
Language English

The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind is a 1988 documentary outlining the successes and challenges of the casting, filming, and legacy of the 1939 film Gone with the Wind, from concept to finished product. The documentary focuses on David O. Selznick from the time of the book's publication to the Academy Awards ceremony of 1940. Included are interviews with many of the crew and office personnel involved in making the film. Producer David O. Selznick struggled to control his project, working with three directors along the way--George Cukor, Victor Fleming and Sam Wood. Each had their own vision and the strong-willed men often clashed.[1]

The Making of a Legend brings up many of the "what ifs?" that arose as different scenarios were discussed. Among these were the possibilities of Errol Flynn and Gary Cooper as Rhett Butler.[1]


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