Tag: David O Selznick

Vivien Leigh and Hattie McDaniel in Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     22 June   David O Selznick dies, 1965 On this day in 1965, one of the great names of Hollywood’s golden era died. David O (the O meant nothing at all) had been born into

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The French poster for Duel in the Sun, featuring Jennifer Jones and Gregory Peck

Duel in the Sun

    Martin Scorsese reckons Duel in the Sun was the first film he ever saw and one of the reasons he became a director. It was made in the mid 1940s when David O Selznick was still basking in the glow of Gone with the Wind, in terms of

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The Third Man

    So much is right about the Third Man that could have gone so wrong. Producer David O. Selznick wanted it shot entirely on studio sets. Director Carol Reed disagreed and won, which is why it’s shot on the dank streets of post-war Vienna, a city as overrun with

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