Gone with the wind

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Gone With the Wind boils down to a story about a spoiled Southern girl's hopeless love for a married man. Producer David O. Selznick managed to expand this concept, and Margaret Mitchell's best-selling novel, into nearly four hours' worth of screen time, on a then-astronomical 3.7-million-dollar budget, creating what would become one of the most beloved movies of all time. Gone With the Wind opens in April of 1861, at the palatial Southern estate of Tara, where Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) hears that her casual beau Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard) plans to marry "mealy mouthed" Melanie Hamilton (Olivia de Havilland). Despite warnings from her father (Thomas Mitchell) and her faithful servant Mammy (Hattie McDaniel), Scarlett intends to throw herself at Ashley at an upcoming barbecue at Twelve Oaks. Alone with Ashley, she goes into a fit of histrionics, all of which is witnessed by roguish Rhett Butler (Clark Gable), the black sheep of a wealthy Charleston family, who is instantly fascinated by the feisty, thoroughly self-centered Scarlett: "We're bad lots, both of us." The movie's famous action continues from the burning of Atlanta (actually the destruction of a huge wall left over from King Kong) through the now-classic closing line, "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." Holding its own against stiff competition (many consider 1939 to be the greatest year of the classical Hollywood studios), Gone With the Wind won ten Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress (Vivien Leigh), and Best Supporting Actress (Hattie McDaniel, the first African-American to win an Oscar). The film grossed nearly 192 million dollars, assuring that, just as he predicted, Selznick's epitaph would be "The Man Who Made Gone With the Wind." ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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Grouped Work ID 2085f890-b67a-2112-214a-5856d54bb296
Grouping Title gone with the wind
Grouping Author selznick international pictures
Grouping Category movie
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auth_author2 De Havilland, Olivia., Fleming, Victor, 1889-1949., Gable, Clark, 1901-1960., Howard, Leslie, 1893-1943., Howard, Sidney Coe, 1891-1939., Leigh, Vivien, 1913-1967., Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949., Plummer, Christopher,, Selznick, David O., 1902-1965., Steiner, Max, 1888-1971.
author2-role De Havilland, Olivia., Fleming, Victor,1889-1949., Gable, Clark,1901-1960., Howard, Leslie,1893-1943., Howard, Sidney Coe,1891-1939., Leigh, Vivien,1913-1967., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer., Mitchell, Margaret,1900-1949.Gone with the wind., Plummer, Christopher,narrator., Selznick International Pictures., Selznick, David O.,1902-1965., Steiner, Max,1888-1971., Warner Home Video (Firm)
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display_description Feature film: Focuses on the life and loves of the beautiful and selfish Scarlett O'Hara. The story begins on the O'Haras' Georgia plantation of Tara in antebellum days and moves through the Civil War and Reconstruction. This sweeping Civil War-era drama romance won an impressive 10 Academy Awards, and its immortal characters Scarlett, Rhett, Ashley, Melanie, Mammy and Prissy populate an epic story of enduring appeal across generations. Documentary: Traces the filming of the Gone with the Wind, from its inception to its Atlanta premiere in December of 1939. Includes interviews of survivors of the experience, film trivia, and "test" clips-- a montage of screen tests of the many actresses considered for the role of Scarlett O'Hara, ranging from front-runner Paulette Goddard to "not-a-chancers" such as Lana Turner. Produced by David Selznick's sons, and written by iconoclastic movie historian David Thomson.
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subject_facet DVD-Video discs, DVDs, Epic films, Feature films, Film adaptations, Films for the hearing impaired, Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Drama, Historical films, O'Hara, Scarlett (Fictitious character) -- Drama, Plantation life -- Drama, Plantations -- Georgia -- Drama, Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Drama, Romance films, Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Georgia -- Drama, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Drama, War films, Widows -- Georgia -- Drama
title_display Gone with the wind
title_full Gone with the wind [videorecording] / Selznick International in association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; produced by David O. Selznick ; screen play by Sidney Howard ; directed by Victor Fleming, Gone with the wind [videorecording] / Selznick International in association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; produced by David O. Selznick ; screenplay by Sidney Howard ; directed by Victor Fleming
title_short Gone with the wind
topic_facet DVDs, History, O'Hara, Scarlett (Fictitious character), Plantation life, Plantations, Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877), Triangles (Interpersonal relations), Widows
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