'Moonlight and Magnolias'
1939 Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s novel. The screenplay, you see, just doesn’t work.While fending off the film’s stars and gossip columnists, Selznick sends a car for famed screenwriter Ben Hecht and pulls director Victor Fleming from the set of The Wizard of Oz. Summoning both to his office, he locks the doors and the three men labor over five days to fashion a screenplay that will become the blueprint for one of the most successful and beloved films of all time.
Gordon Reinhart. "'Moonlight and Magnolias'" Company of Fools. Sun Valley, ID. Dec. 2010.
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