The storyline of Gone with the Wind 1939
Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American epic romantic romance story based on Margaret Mitchell’s 1936 novel. Victor Fleming directed the film, which is a production of David O. Selznick of Selznick International Pictures.
The film is set in the American South after the American Civil War likewise Song of the South featured Uncle Remus by; Joel Chandler Harris and the Reconstruction period and tells the story of Scarlett O’Hara, a strong-willed daughter of a slave.
A plantation owner in Georgia chronicles her romance with Ashley Wilkes, his cousin Melanie Hamilton’s wife, and her eventual marriage to Rhett Butler. Scarlett is played by Vivien Leigh, Rhett is played by Clark Gable, Ashley is played by Leslie Howard, and Olivia de Havilland is played by Olivia de Havilland (Melanie).
From the beginning, production was complicated of Gone with the Wind Movie. Since Selznick was determined to cast Gable in the role of Rhett Butler, filming was postponed for two years, and the “hunt for Scarlett” resulted in 1,400 women being interviewed for the part.
Sidney Howard wrote the original script, which went through several revisions by various authors in an effort to trim it down to a manageable amount. Shortly after the shooting began, the original director, George Cukor, was sacked and replaced by Fleming, who was temporarily replaced by Sam Wood when Fleming took a break due to exhaustion.
When Gone with the Wind was released in December 1939, the film received favorable reviews, though some critics thought it was too long. The casting was highly lauded, with many critics praising Leigh in particular for her performance as Scarlett. It won ten Academy Awards (eight competitive, two honoraries) out of thirteen nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director (Fleming) at the 12th Academy Awards.
Best Adapted Screenplay (awarded to Sidney Howard posthumously), Best Actress (Leigh), and Best Supporting Actress (all to Leigh) (Hattie McDaniel, becoming the first African American to win an Academy Award). At the moment, it set records for the most wins and awards.
|3 hr 58 min (238 min)
|Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
|1.75 : 1 (1954 Reissue)
2.20 : 1 (1967 70mm reissue)
|TECHNICOLOR THREE-STRIP CAMERA (35mm)
Technicolor 3.strip Camera
|Technicolor three-strip process (35mm)
|Printed Film Format
|35 mm (anamorphic) (1998 re-release)