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Victor Fleming Bio Review…

Monday, December 15th, 2008

BOOK REVIEW

‘Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master’ by Michael Sragow

 

Victor Fleming and Vivian Leigh

Victor Fleming directing Vivian Leigh in “Gone With the Wind”

  

By Wendy Smith
Los Angeles Times
December 11, 2008

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Victor Fleming strides through Michael Sragow’s eponymous biography with the panache of Rhett Butler — and no wonder, since the director helped forge Clark Gable’s onscreen persona with “Red Dust” and “Test Pilot” years before they reunited for “Gone With the Wind.”

 

Appreciatively chronicling Fleming’s work on these and other classic films, including “The Virginian,” “Treasure Island,” “Captains Courageous” and “The Wizard of Oz,” Sragow — who is a film critic at the Baltimore Sun — portrays his subject as a man’s man who enjoyed fishing, hunting, flying airplanes, riding motorcycles, driving fast cars and making love to beautiful actresses.    (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)

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