Victor Fleming

Director of two of the biggest movies ever--all in one year.

Gone with the Wind (1939) -- Oh, jeez, I guess it's an okay movie. I grew up having to see this damn thing on TV every year, thanks to my obsessed siblings. Since then I've avoided it, so I haven't been able to give it a proper adult judgement, but I just remember it being a big-scale movie about a whiney and stupid would-be-adulterer. B

The Wizard of Oz (1939) -- Victor Fleming directs (along with uncredited others) two huge movies in one famous year. This is also another movie I was forced to watch on TV year after year. But between the two, I like this one better. The music is pretty darn great, and the overall design is of course pretty brilliant. The Oz stories (even the books) have always been confused and even stupid to me, so this is about as good as anyone could get from them. B

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