Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

The full-length, definitive biography of the mythical director of Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz.

Victor Fleming used to be the main sought-after director in Hollywood’s golden age, well known for his skill to make movies throughout an impressive variety of genres–westerns, earthy sexual dramas, relatives leisure, screwball comedies, blood brother images, romances, and adventures. Fleming is remembered for the 2 such a lot iconic videos of the interval, Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of ounces, but the greater than 40 motion pictures he directed additionally incorporated classics like Red dirt, try out Pilot, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Captains Courageous. satirically, his expertise for realizing the right way to make the mandatory movie on the correct time, instead of remaking an analogous motion picture in several guises, has ended in Victor Fleming’s relative obscurity in our time.

Michael Sragow restores the director to the pantheon of our best filmmakers and fills a gaping gap in Hollywood background with this vivid portrait of a guy on the heart of the main interesting period in American filmmaking. The actors Fleming directed desired to be him (Fleming created enduring display personas for Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, and Gary Cooper), and his actresses desired to be with him (Ingrid Bergman, Clara Bow, and Norma Shearer have been between his many lovers).

Victor Fleming not merely locations the director again within the highlight, but additionally provides us the tale of a guy whose striking own variety was once as exciting, various, and passionate because the tales he delivered to the monitor.

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