Victor Fleming

Monday, March 08, 2010

Michael Sragow talks about the life and career of Victor Fleming, who made films across range of genres, from westerns, to screwball comedies to romances. He’s best remembered for “Gone With the Wind” and “The Wizard of Oz,” as well as other classics. Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master tells the story of the most sought-after director from Hollywood’s golden age. A series of Victor Fleming’s films are playing at Film Forum March 5-18.

Events: Molly Haskell will be introducing the 3:00 show of "Gone with the Wind" and will be signing copies of her book Frankly My Dear: Gone with the Wind, Revisited
Sunday, March 14, at 2:30 pm
Film Forum
209 West Houston Street

Michael Sragow will introduce the 7:30 show of "When the Clouds Roll By," and will be signing books before and after the screening
Monday, March 15, at 7:00 pm
Film Forum
209 West Houston Street


Michael Sragow

Comments [2]

Cecilia Dougherty

Your interview completely washes over the incredible racism of Gone With The Wind with a side comment about how much Fleming did for Black actors. Aren't we past this point? An honest appraisal of hollywood's investment in racism/slavery would give us a clearer picture of Fleming and of the industry.
According to your guest, Fleming also manages a 'conquest' of Ingrid Bergman and of Louise Brooks. Why do men continue to think about women in such violent language? And why should one expect to hear it on npr?

Mar. 08 2010 01:05 PM
Mike C. from Tribeca

I highly recommend Mr. Sragow's excellent book about a fascinating and complex artist. Thanks for having him on the show.

Mar. 08 2010 12:52 PM

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