Time Machines?: Dramatizing the “Making of” Gone with the Wind
This chapter pairs the 1980 televisual adaptation of Garson Kanin’s 1979 novel Moviola, The Scarlett O’Hara War, with Ron Hutchinson’s 2004 play about the making of Gone with the Wind, Moonlight and Magnolias. In so doing, the chapter induces debate about adaptation and its relation to substitution and re-enactment. Cronin looks at the varying degrees of cognizance regarding the cultural implications of investment in Gone with the Wind that these “Making of” texts display and at the respective panacea they propose. These remedies are then critiqued in relation to the remaining “Making of” sites explored in this study.
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