CRITICISM – The journalist François-Guillaume Lorrain dedicates a lively story to the epic shooting of Fleming’s film.
The last aftershock is remembered. “Frankly, my dear, it’s the least of my worries” (the original version is much better: “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn”). The book was a phenomenal success. The film transformed the essay. François-Guillaume Lorrain dives behind the scenes ofGone with the wind. This gives this galloping novel a series of funny and significant scenes. The author is unbeatable. The bestseller was almost called Tomorrow is another day. Initially, publisher Macmillan had waived the movie rights. The blunder was quickly repaired.
The screenwriters follow one another at the bedside of the script. Everyone runs on Benzedrine. Producer David O. Selznick bombards the team with memos. For the female role, we jostle at the gate. It almost was Miriam Hopkins. Bette Davis misses the mark. Tallulah Bankhead goes above and beyond. Katharine Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman were considered. Norma Shearer was dismissed. His comment…