The studio itself had been built in —19 by film pioneer Thomas Ince. When Ince died in the studio was taken over by Cecil B.
David and Irene Mayer Selznick had two sons, L. Jeffrey Selznick and Daniel Selznick. Jennifer Jones subsequently became a therapist herself. Mayerand moved to RKO.
This led to the famous observation that "The son-in-law also rises", a play on words of the Ernest Hemingway novel "The Sun Also Rises". Despite being considerably taller and bulkier than director George CukorSelznick bore a striking resemblance to him.
He would later collaborate with Cukor on Gone with the Windfrom which Cukor was eventually fired by Selznick.
Nevertheless, the two remained friends for the rest of their lives. Responsible for casting four actresses in roles that made them stars: According to the book "Lion of Hollywood: The Life and Legend of Louis B. This was undoubtedly the worst deal Selznick ever made, as the classic film has and will continue to generate enormous revenue through theatrical reissues, television broadcasts, and home video release.
Selznick was famed for his long, detailed and incredibly involved and, to many of the people who received them, maddening memos sent to many different people during the production of a film--not just the director or writer but cameramen, editors, and pretty much anyone who had anything to do with the picture.
A publicist on one of his films once got a Western Union telegram from Selznick that ended up being more than 30 feet long and finished up with, "I have just received a phone call that pretty much clears up this matter.
Therefore you can disregard this wire. According to Behlmer, Selznick dictated his every thought to secretaries from in memos that filled 2, file boxes.
The "O" in his middle name, though this has a period after this, does not stand for anything. He added this because he felt this gave flair to his name.
Palos Verdes Estates, California: Garbo begged him to stay at MGM, saying he could solely produce her pictures. Selznick turned down her offer, saying he had bigger ambitions. It is interesting to note that she only acted in four other films after that: CamilleConquestNinotchka and Two-Faced Womanand only two were box-office successes.
When Selznick announced he was starting his own production company, Irving Thalberg called him to ask If he had any financing yet.Since You Went Away is the sort of wartime weepy that deserves far more recognition than it has received in the years since WWII.
A great cast and an important story to tell. Kino's Blu-ray is a mess; riddled in artifacts, noise, a barrage of age-related damage/5().
Call 'Since You Went Away' schmaltzy, cliched, idealized, propaganda, soapy - whatever you like: I LOVE this movie. It was made when we called them movies, not films, not cinema.
Since You Went Away is a American drama film directed by John Cromwell for Selznick International Pictures and distributed by United iridis-photo-restoration.com is an epic about the American home front during World War II that was adapted and produced by David O.
Selznick from the novel Since You Went Away: Letters to a Soldier from His Wife Music by: Max Steiner. Producer David O. Selznick waged war on the home front, with two offscreen marriages as the casualties, in Since You Went Away (), his sprawling canvas of American life during wartime.
He set out to outdo the grandeur of his classic Gone With the Wind (), and though he didn't quite succeed in that, he created a memorable view of life . J.K. Rowling is the author of the record-breaking, multi-award-winning Harry Potter novels.
Loved by fans around the world, the series has sold over million copies, been translated into 80 languages, and made into eight blockbuster films.
Selznick International Pictures was a Hollywood motion picture studio created by David O. Selznick in , and dissolved in In its short existence the independent studio produced two films that received the Academy Award for Best Picture—Gone with the Wind () and Rebecca ()—and three that were nominated, A Star Is Born (), Since You Went Away () and Spellbound ().