《Memo from David O. Selznick》的笔记-第180页
- 章节名：Gone With the Wind
- 页码：第180页 2012-05-31 18:57:41
1938年9月21日写给Dan O'Shea的，被列为机密文件。不同于坊间Gable不喜欢Cukor导致他被炒鱿鱼的传闻，DOS早在1938年就对Cukor在他公司的情况表示了不满：之后DOS列举他们给了Cukor多少个project，都被Cukor以不喜欢为由拒绝了（包括A Star Is Born, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer）I have reluctantly, and at long last, come to the conclusion that we have simply got to do something, and promptly, about the Cukor situation. I have thought that George was a great asset to the company, but I am fearful that he is,on the contrary, a very expensive luxury... regarless of his great abilities...DOS表示，离GWTW开拍还有一段时间，他们希望Cukor能执导Intermezzo, 但Cukor依然不喜欢这个计划：When we needed him for another picture, he preferred to direct Garbo. Probably when we need him for another picture later, he will prefer to do another Garbo...最后，DOS写道：But let's say that we are nice enough not to force him to direct it. Then we offer him an outside picture with [Claudette] Colbert: he doesn't like it. We offer to try to get him a picture at Columbia: he doesn't want to work for Columbia...想象一下大美好版的GWTW...We must bear in mind that we could get great benefits for the future in the way of a contract director of importance if we were able to offer GWTW—by contrast with George, wo is willing to do GWTW for us but isn't willing to take our other pictures. For instance, I am confident that we could sign Victor Fleming if we would give him GWTW as his first picture—and if we wanted him instead of borrowing [Jack] Conway from MGM. I am sure that we could even sigh Frank Capra, who is dying to do GWTW—although offhand I don't think I would want him to do it as I don't think we need him on it, and I mention this only to show the buying power of a directorial assignment on GWTW. In any event, I think the biggest black mark against our management to date is the Cukor situation and we can no longer be sentimental about it... We are a business concert and not patrons of the arts...
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