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David O Selznick was a unique figure in the golden Hollywood studio era He produced some of the greatest and most memorable American films ever made notably, Rebecca, A Star Is Born, Anna Karenina, A Farewell to Arms, and, above all, Gone With the Wind Selznick s absolute power and artistic control are evidenced in his impassioned, eloquent, witty, and sometimes rageful memos to directors, writers, stars and studio executives, writings that have become almost as famous as his films Newsweek wrote, I can t imagine how a book on the American movie business could be illuminating, riveting or fun to read than this collection of David Selznick s memos Memo from David O. Selznick


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10 thoughts on “Memo from David O. Selznick

  1. says:

    Having acquired film rights to the best seller Rebecca, David Ohmy Selznick then wondered if the movie should have a different title In a memo he frets that Rebecca may sound too Jewish What a showman Here s your classic Hollywood pig mogul that Hitchcock hated David Oh decided to rewrite the big flop The Paradine Case To end his contract, Hitch shrugg


  2. says:

    This is WONDERFUL A joy to read the words of a man who lived and breathed cinema His memos reveal a brilliant producer and showman, who had an instinctive understanding of what worked for the films he made and the stories he chose, a man who was widely read and deeply schooled in film, a master marketing man, and, without doubt, a NIGHTMARE for the direct


  3. says:

    Insecure, passionate, knowledgable, business minded, workaholic, serious, curious, voracious, sincere, humble, confident, apologetic and not.It s all that transpires from this ample collection of memos From a small glimpse into minuscule details of a shooting or casting to a wide panorama of the movie making business.We get to hear his voice only but what a


  4. says:

    This book is a loose collection of memos and telegrams compiled from the 30 year career of a legendary filmmaker While I did skim those from his early and late career you can only read so many memos after all , I particularly enjoyed the ones shedding light on his two greatest films Gone with the Wind and Rebecca that earned back to back Oscars This book certai


  5. says:

    Took me longer to read than I anticipated and sometimes I opted to jump online to just get a different perspective on the events The thing I found most interesting was just that the process of Producing a film for him was so all immersive He was involved in every single part of the making the film directing to him was simply just another cog in the machine making


  6. says:

    fascinating parts make up for those that arent One thing you can say about Gone with the Wind he paid attention to EVERYTHING.


  7. says:

    As much as I enjoyed reading this 500 page collection of memos from the late great Hollywood producer David O Selznick, I found myselfentertained than informed Editor Ruby Behlmer certainly presented a generous amount of materialyet it felt as if he sacrificed detail in order to ironically enough present volumeand a broad range of years For example, Selznick was known f


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    Please see my detailed review atGraceann s Memo from David O Selznick Review Please click that the review was helpful to you atso that my rating continues to climb I now need to read anything else that Rudy Behlmer has written, or to which he has contributed, because this was one of the best film history books I ve ever encountered In a literary world populated by salaciou


  9. says:

    Really gives you insight into the mind of one of Hollywood s greatest producers Collects basically every scrap of paper that Selznick wrote and he wrote A LOT dealing with his films, including Intermezzo, David Copperfield, Prisoner of Zenda, and that little thing called Gone With the Wind Fueled by benzadrine, Selznick runs a million miles an hour A must have for any serious


  10. says:

    This is a wonderful, juicy and enjoyable book Selznick s memos are well written, evocative and candid The book is highly recommended for anyone who enjoys his movies Gone With the Wind, A Star is Born, Rebecca, to name a few or is curious about how movies are made.


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