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Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

Michael Sragow

Abstract

Victor Fleming was the most sought-after director in Hollywood’s golden age, renowned for his ability to make films across an astounding range of genres—Westerns, earthy sexual dramas, family entertainment, screwball comedies, buddy pictures, romances, and adventures. Fleming is remembered for the two most iconic movies of the period, Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz, but the more than forty films he directed also included such classics as Red Dust, Test Pilot, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Captains Courageous. Paradoxically, his talent for knowing how to make the necessary film at the r ... More

Keywords: Victor Fleming, Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, American filmmaking, Golden Age of Hollywood

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780813144412
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813144412.001.0001

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Michael Sragow, author

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