Memo from David O. Selznick (Paperback)

By David O. Selznick, Rudy Behlmer (Editor), Roger Ebert (Introduction by)
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"The most revealing, penetrating book on filmmaking I know of . . ."--King Vidor

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 more illuminating, more riveting or more fun to read than this collection of David Selznick's memos.

About the Author

Rudy Behlmer, film producer, writer, and lecturer, is the author, co-author, or editor of numerous articles and several books about film.
Tino Balio, Professor in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is the author of "United Artists: The Company Built by the Stars," "United Artists: The Company That Changed the Film Industry," and the editor of "The American Film Industry "as well as the 22 volume Wisconsin/Warner Bros. Screenplay series, all published by the University of Wisconsin Press. He directed the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theatre Research from 1966 to 1882.

Roger Ebert is the Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic from the "Chicago Sun-Times". His reviews are syndicated to more than 200 newspapers in the United States and Canada. The American Film Institute and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago have awarded him honorary degrees, and the Online Film Critics Society named his Web site,, the best online movie-review site.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780375755316
ISBN-10: 0375755314
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: March 7th, 2000
Pages: 632
Language: English
Series: Modern Library Movies