Edited by Andrew Sinclair, this full original script is accompanied by the story of how the screenplay of Gone with the Wind was written. By the time this classic film was completed, seventeen people had worked on the script, although the principal portion was written by Sidney Howard, a leading dramatist of the 1930s. However many other scriptwriters - including F. Scott Fitzgerald - became involved along the way, and the whole was brought together by producer David O. Selznick, who stamped his film-making genius on every detail of the project.
The unique version produced here takes Sidney Howard's adaptation as a base, and adds to it material written by the other sixteen collaborators, which results in a much fuller dramatization of the novel than was filmed. So instead of the three hours forty minutes film running time, here you have more than five hours' worth of material.
To accompany this there is a stunning array of illustrations - scenes from the movie, still photographs made for publicity purposes, frames discarded during editing, and an amazing series of snapshots taken by Wilbur G. Kurtz, the Atlanta historian who worked for Selznick as technical advisor.
Hardback in black cloth with gilt titling, pp416, illustrated throughout.