Wednesday, June 18, 2014

1939: The Making of Six Great Films from Hollywood's Greatest Year

Author: Charles F. Adams
Stars: 3
Review by: Mandy Apgar

An account of what many consider to be Hollywood's greatest year as seen through the making of 6 of its films - Gone With the Wind, Wizard of Oz, and others. It does a fairly good job of being accurate, which is hard to do in this field, but it comes off as being very dry at times and something else I can't quite put my finger on. Like when accounting for the Wizard of Oz, making an emphasis on how unattractive Margaret Hamilton was, or going on and on about James Stewart's wholesomeness, etc. Perhaps the author plays his favorites too much.

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