Passed | | Drama, History, Romance
A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.
In a 2003 poll contacted by the BBC about the favorite novels of the British reading public, "Gone with the Wind" came in 21st. The only novels which did better were (in order): "The Lord of the Rings" by J'RR Tolkien', "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen, "His Dark Materials" by Philip Pullman, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams, "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" by J.K. Rowling, "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee, "Winnie the Pooh" by A.A. Milne, "Nineteen Eighty-Four" by George Orwell, "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" by C.S. Lewis, "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Brontë, "Catch-22" by Joseph Heller, "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Brontë, "Birdsong" by Sebastian Faulks, "Rebecca" by Daphne Du Maurier, "The Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger, "The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame, "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens, "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott, "Captain Corelli's Mandolin" by Louis de Bernières and "War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy.
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! ...
While Mammy and Scarlett are arguing about turning the fancy drapes into the green dress, Mammy says "Who's that, a Yankee?" Her face is visible in the mirror, but her mouth never moves.
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'".
Foreign versions of the film included a scrolling text prologue to explain the circumstances leading to the American civil war.
$1,192,593 (USA) (28 June 1998)
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