Gone with the Wind (1939)

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A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.

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Directors:

Victor Fleming , George Cukor , Sam Wood

Writers:

Margaret Mitchell (story of the old south "Gone with the Wind"), Sidney Howard (screenplay)

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Margaret Mitchell was an avid reader as a child and had many favorite books. Among then was an American Civil War novel with some influence on "Gone with the Wind" (1936): "Cease Firing" (1912) by Mary Johnston. "Between the "scream of shells, the mighty onrush of charges, the grim and grisly aftermath of war", "Cease Firing" is a romance involving the courtship of a Confederate soldier and a Louisiana plantation belle".


Quotes

Brent Tarleton: 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! ...


Goofs

When India and Suellen discuss Scarlett's flirtations with their respective suitors, they are standing in front of a large mirror which reflects the central landing (with the window), the full width of the descending stairs and the left-hand railing. Scarlett meets Frank Kennedy coming down the left-hand side and flirts with him midway up from the base to the landing (well within the area reflected by the mirror). However when the sister remarks upon this flirtation, neither Scarlett nor Frank is reflected in the mirror.


Crazy Credits

Rather than simply saying "Selznick International in association with Metro-Goldwyn Mayer presents Margaret Mitchell's 'Gone With the Wind'", the opening credits say "Selznick International in association with Metro-Goldwyn Mayer has the honor to present its Technicolor production of Margaret Mitchell's story of the Old South 'Gone With the Wind'".


Alternate Versions

Issued in Argentina by MGM in 1984 on VHS (in two cassettes) with the opening original prologue with a special one for Foreign versions explaining the circumstances leading to the American civil war. This film went into the public domain in Argentina between 1989 and 1995, and during those years several minor video editors published their own versions (usually lifting them from American editions) and with much more quality than what MGM did in 1984. Several of this companies issued the VHS on a single cassette (the N-PAL color system allowed this), although removing the intermission and the exit music. In 1986, for its second Argentinean TV exhibition two different versions were simultaneously televised. LS85 TV Canal 13 of Buenos Aires used standard dubbed in Spanish print that has also been used by Turner Entertainment and, now, Warner Bros. At the same, on another channel, LS86 TV Canal 2 used a different print, without permission from the copyright owners: the print used was an older dubbed version from Spain, probably lifted from an MGM video edition, featuring all of the titles and signs in the entire film in Spanish. The source from that print was a company called VEA (Video Editora Argentina) that had a partnership with the television station at the time.


Soundtracks

Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair
(1854) (uncredited)
Music by
Stephen Foster
Played during the intermission

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Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Drama | History | Romance | War

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