Gone with the wind
|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
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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
Margaret Mitchell's Immortal tale of the old South has Leigh as Scarlett and Gable as Rhett. The burning of Atlanta was a high water mark for screen excitement. As poet Ogden Nash put it, The Civil War was quite a fight and not a mere diversion; I never knew how tough it was before producer] Dave Selznick's version.
ContentsThe movie, part 1
The movie, part 2.
-- (Fictitious character)
Mitchell, Margaret, -- 1900-1949 -- Film adaptations.
Plantations -- Georgia -- Drama.
Widows -- Georgia -- Drama.
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Georgia -- Drama.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Drama.
Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Burbank, CA :Distributed by Warner Home Video,2009
|Edition||Two-disc 70th anniversary ed.; widescreen.|
|Other Titles|| Gone with the wind.
Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the wind
Selznick, David O.,
Howard, Sidney Coe, 1891-1939.
Fleming, Victor, 1889-1949.
Gable, Clark, 1901-1960.
Leigh, Vivien, 1913-1967.
Howard, Leslie, 1893-1943.
De Havilland, Olivia.
Mitchell, Thomas, 1892-1962.
McDaniel, Hattie, 1895-1952.
Steiner, Max, 1888-1971.
Mitchell, Margaret, 1900-1949. Gone with the wind.
Selznick International Pictures.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, Thomas Mitchell, Hattie McDaniel.
Music, Max Steiner ; photography, Ernest Haller ; editor, Hal C. Kern.
MPAA rating: G.
In English, French, Spanish, Japanese, or Portuguese; with English, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish or Thai subtitles; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
At head of title: David O. Selznick's production of Margaret Mitchell's.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1939.
Special features: Commentary by historian Rudy Behlmer; Making of a legend, Gone with the wind.
DVD; NTSC; region 1; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; dual-layer format; Dolby digital 5.1 surround; Dolby digital mono.
Academy Award, 1940: Honorary Award (Menzies); Best picture; Best director; Best actress (Leigh); Best supporting actress (McDaniel); Best art direction; Best cinematography, color; Best film editing; Best writing, screenplay; National Board of Review, 1940: NBR Award, Top ten films; National Film Preservation Board, USA , 1989: National film registry award; New York Film Critics Circle Awards, 1939: Best actress (Leigh); People's Choice Award, 1989: Favorite all-time motion picture; Photoplay Awards, 1939: Medal of honor (Selznick); Satellite Award, 2009: Best overall DVD.
2 videodiscs (233 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.