We present a full report of our enantioselective synthesis of (-)-longithorone A (1). The synthesis was designed to test the feasibility of the biosynthetic proposal for 1 put forward by Schmitz involving intermolecular and transannular Diels-Alder reactions of two -paracyclophane quinones. We have found that if the biosynthesis does involve these two Diels-Alder reactions, the intermolecular Diels-Alder reaction likely occurs before the transannular cycloaddition. The intermolecular Diels-Alder precursors, -paracyclophanes 38, 49, 59, and 60, were prepared atropselectively, providing examples of ene-yne metathesis macrocyclization. The 1,3-disubstituted dienes produced from the macrocyclizations represent a previously unreported substitution pattern for intramolecular ene-yne metathesis. Protected benzylic hydroxyl stereocenters were used as removable atropisomer control elements and were installed by using a highly enantioselective vinylzinc addition to electron-rich benzaldehydes 26 and 27.