MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,386 this week

The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind (1988)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary  -  October 1988 (USA)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 356 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 1 critic

This is a documentary that revisits the making of Gone with the Wind with Archival footage, screen tests, insightful interviews and rare film footage.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 12 Dec 2011
 
a list of 1964 titles
created 26 May 2012
 
a list of 415 titles
created 02 Jun 2012
 
a list of 344 titles
created 14 Apr 2013
 
a list of 1708 titles
created 19 Apr 2013
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind (TV Movie 1988)

The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind (TV Movie 1988) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War.

Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Thomas Mitchell
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The story of the child refugees who were transported to Britain to escape the Nazi Holocaust.

Director: Mark Jonathan Harris
Stars: Judi Dench, Lory Cahn, Kurt Fuchel
Morning Glory (1933)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When a naively innocent, aspiring actress arrives on the Broadway scene, she is taken under the wing of several theater veterans who mentor her to ultimate success.

Director: Lowell Sherman
Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Adolphe Menjou
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A noblewoman discovers her husband is The Scarlet Pimpernel, a vigilante who rescues aristocrats from the blade of the guillotine.

Director: Harold Young
Stars: Leslie Howard, Merle Oberon, Raymond Massey
Drama | Music | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The son of a Jewish Cantor must defy his father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer.

Director: Alan Crosland
Stars: Al Jolson, May McAvoy, Warner Oland
Lost Command (1966)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

This is the story of French Lt. Col. Pierre-Noel Raspeguy who leads his French paratroopers in battle against the Communist Viet Minh guerrilla in French Indochina and later during the Algerian war of independence.

Director: Mark Robson
Stars: Anthony Quinn, Alain Delon, George Segal
Certificate: Passed Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A dramatization of the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima.

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: John Wayne, John Agar, Adele Mara
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Kazuhiko Yamaguchi
Stars: Etsuko Shihomi, Tamayo Mitsukawa, Michiyo Bandô
The Scarlett O'Hara War (TV Movie 1980)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

This is the story of how one of the famous movie roles was cast. The role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind.

Director: John Erman
Stars: Tony Curtis, Bill Macy, Harold Gould
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An interesting, if occasionally slow and overtly polemical adaptation of Margaret Mitchell's beloved American classic... See full synopsis »

Director: Serge Azaryan
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: Constantine Nasr
Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Leonard Maltin, Thomas Schatz
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Kazuhiko Yamaguchi
Stars: Etsuko Shihomi, Akane Kawasaki, Miwa Cho
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Narrator (voice)
L. Jeffrey Selznick ...
David O. Selznick ...
Himself - Producer of 'Gone with the Wind' (archive footage)
Irene Mayer Selznick ...
Herself - Wife of David O. Selznick (archive footage)
...
Himself - Director of 'A Star Is Born' (archive footage) (as William Wellman)
Marcella Rabwin ...
Herself - Executive Assistant to David O. Selznick
Katherine Brown ...
Herself - Eastern Story Editor for David O. Selznick (as Kay Brown Barrett)
...
Himself - Starting Director of 'Gone with the Wind' (archive footage)
Margaret Mitchell ...
Herself - Author of 'Gone with the Wind' (archive footage)
Jimmy Fidler ...
Himself - Radio Broadcaster (voice) (archive footage)
Silvia Shulman Lardner ...
Herself - Secretary to David O. Selznick (as Silvia Schulman Lardner)
...
Herself - Actress Testing for Scarlett (archive footage)
...
Actress in a film clip (archive footage)
Margaret Tallichet ...
Herself - Actress Testing as Scarlett (archive footage)
Frances Dee ...
Herself - Actress Testing as Scarlett (archive footage)
Edit

Storyline

This documentary on the making of GWTW focuses on the driving force behind the legendary film, producer David O. Selznick. He purchased the rights and over several years, tried to have a script developed. Several writers had their hand in the effort and in truth, the script was never properly finalized, something that dogged the production throughout its production. While the decision to cast Clark Gable as Rhett Butler was fairly straightforward, finding the right actress to play Scarlett O'Hara captured national attention with several of Hollywood's top stars vying for the part. The original director, George Cukor, left before the films completion as did his replacement, Victor Fleming. Selznick directed some of the scenes himself and was driven to get the film completed just as he wanted. From the film's initial test screening, the film-going public adored the results. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

October 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Film, der zur Legende wurde: Vom Winde verweht  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Olivia de Havilland did not take part in this documentary due to her not wishing to be involved in any of the 50th anniversary celebrations of Gone with the Wind (1939). See more »

Connections

References The Misfits (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

Go Down Moses (Let My People Go)
(uncredited)
Traditional Negro spiritual
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
it's a wonderful story you'll never forget
31 October 2003 | by (england) – See all my reviews

Gone With The Wind is a story you'll never forget. The documentry about Gone With The Wind was excellent because it explains in detail about the movie, how it was all set out and how long it took to take to decide who would take the main parts in it. It must have been very difficult for the people who made this movie to make up their minds of who shall be the best person to play and to take part in Gone With the Wind. I think it all started in 1937 when the people asks some Actors and Actresses to take an audition and show what they have got. The documentry is fantastic to watch. I give it 10 out of 10.


8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?