G | | Drama, History, Romance
A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.
Much has been written about how the main male characters of "Gone with the Wind", Rhett Butler and Ashley Wilkes, are far from the macho ideal. Rhett is a dandy, Ashley is effete and both are somewhat effeminate. This is thought to have been ... ...
What do we care if we *were* expelled from college, Scarlett? The war is gonna start any day now, so we'd have left college anyhow.
Stuart Tarleton: War! Isn't it exciting, Scarlett? You know those fool Yankees actually *want* a war?
Brent Tarleton: We'll show 'em!
Scarlett: Fiddle-dee-dee! ...
Leslie Howard's British accent can often be heard in Ashley Wilkes' dialogue. In fact, none of the primary cast members whose characters are native Southerners speak their lines with a Southern accent.
Opening credits prologue: There was a land of Cavaliers and Cotton Fields called the Old South... Here in this pretty world Gallantry took its last bow.. Here was the last ever to be seen of Knights and their Ladies Fair, of Master and Slave... Look for it only in books, for it is no more than a dream remembered. A Civilization gone with the wind...
$1,192,593 (USA) (28 June 1998)
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