The Hilarious Almost True Story of the Making of Gone with the Wind.
Hollywood 1939: legendary producer David O. Selznick stopped production on his most anticipated movie, Gone with the Wind. Determined to produce a rewrite in five days, he engages the reluctant ace script doctor Ben Hecht (perhaps the only person in America who has not read the novel) and the movie’s new director Victor Fleming, poached from the set of The Wizard of Oz, where he’d been squabbling with Munchkins and coming to blows with Judy Garland. His reputation on the line, and with nothing but a stockpile of peanuts and bananas to sustain them, Selznick locks himself and his two collaborators in an office, and a hilarious marathon writing session ensues. A can’t miss comedy. By Ron Hutchinson