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For my movie review I picked in my opinion the most sentimental portrait of the Civil War- Gone With The Wind directed by Victor Fleming and produced by David O Selznick Victor Fleming was born on February 23 1883 in Pasadena CA Hed been a racecar driver and in later years was a well-known motorcyclist and airplane pilot He got into the film industry by accident First he was an assistant cameraman for director Allan Dwan and by 1915 became a director of photography He worked under D W Griffiths supervision as for Dwen on several films with Douglas Fairbanks He made his feature debut as a co-director on Fairbanks movie When the clouds roll by1920 His first solo project was The Mollycoddle1921 He worked at Paramount and went to MGM in 1932 Fleming was a really skilled at film for young audiences for example Treasure Island1934 Captains Courageous1937 or The Wizard of Oz He was also a favorite director of actor Clark Gable and having guided him in Red Dust1932 and Test Pilot1938 was brought in to take over the directory of Gone With The Wind1939 which earned Victor a Best Director Oscar He was one of MGMs most reliable directors and his most notable films of the 40s were Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Tortilla Flat A guy named Joe Adventure and his final film Joan of Arc Although he directed some of Hollywoods most potent weepers he was known so much as Mr Macho J Victor died on January 6 1949 in Cottonwood AZ GWTW considers the dramatic changes which take place in the American South between the period of 1861 and 1873 It opens in April of 1861 at the palatial southern estate of Tara where Scarlett OHara Vivien Leigh finds out that her beloved Ashley Wilkes Leslie Howard plans to marry Melanie Hamilton Olivia
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