Movie Title Possessives without Italics

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• 'Gone With the Wind's movie cast was superlative.
• 'Rocky IV's Sylvester Stallone is in great physical shape.
• 'Back to the Future's Michael J Fox is a family man.
• 'The Guardian's article on cardiovascular fitness was informative.
• 'The Economist's editor didn't catch the typographical error.

Good to all if I opt not to use italics?

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'Gone With the Wind's movie cast was superlative.

Good?

I find that messy for the reasons you are obviously concerned with. You have ended up with either a single quotation mark at each end of Gone With The Wind but no apostrophe, or an opening single quotation mark and an apostrophe, but no closing quotation mark.
I would solve the problem by using "The cast of "Gone With The Wind" was ..."
 

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Yes, but in this rare instance the single market can kill two birds with one stone and serve this dual purpose. Agree?
 

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I wouldn't use these.
 
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