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A Cherished Old Classic American movie Gone with the Wind
Among classic movies we love to treasure ‘Gone with the wind’ due to its complex story and its perfect timed acting by all the legends who portrayed those definitive characters that we still use as reference.
What really stood out in this timeless wonder is the story. And how more real could a classic movie ever get?
Scarlet O’Hara played by the vivacious Vivien Leigh, is head over heels in love with Ashley Wilkes played by Leslie Howard. But hold on that’s not how perfect the world is particularly those days when even the depression was losing its last grip.
So their eternal love is lost forever and Scarlet marries Rhett Butler played by Clarke Gable who adds a completely new dimension.
And the world they live in is a fusion of picturesque natural beauty of the South and absolute uncertainty due to the Civil war, its bombings and massive losses. Scarlet essentially loses all her wealth and travels to a new place in search of a life.
So much chaos and tears follows with effective chemistry at sudden moments that you would wonder where are all those dramatic but 'adorably cool' days gone? Gone with the wind of the thirtees, perhaps.
However critics argue it could have had a much better writing to match the perfect acting and directing.
Ultimately they fall in love completely like how we wanted it to be! However nothing is what it seems to be hoping you would watch the film to guess what I mean!
Some off screen tales
It has been said that another actor was supposed to play Rhet but unfortunately he was too scared to risk playing the character since he felt the story was too faulty.
However ultimately Clarke Gable had to become a screen legend and after this movie he played several other big roles that re-defined his strong star status.
The role enabled him to get an Oscar nomination too.
1500 women were auditioned to find the perfect Scarlet.
When life goes uncertain
Directed by Victor Fleming
Produced by David O. Selznick
Screenplay by Sidney Howard
Based on Gone with the Wind
by Margaret Mitchell
Olivia de Havilland
Music by Max Steiner
Cinematography Ernest Haller
Edited by Hal C. Kern
James E. Newcom
Production company - Selznick International Pictures
Distributed by Loew's, Inc.
Release dates - December 15, 1939 (Atlanta premiere)
Running time - 221 minutes
Country- United States
Budget - $3.85 million
Box office - $390 million
Well the film grabbed a whopping 10 Academy awards and is the most successful film to date.
Though it had controversies it is still regarded with the same respect that it had 70 years back.
It shocks and resonates the voices from the past. How similar the world and its stories are all over the Globe? Life sometimes gives you everything back, but does it or will it?
These are the questions this epic raises here.
One more word
What I like specially about this legendary movie is that all the people we wanted to see on screen happen to be in it - a huge coincidence.
Such magic cannot and shall not happen again on Earth perhaps in another planet another Scarlet and Rhet shall fight another tough war and fall in love again.
Hoping they would make a gone with the wind sequel to quench our classic movie thirst.
Until that just grab your gone with the wind DVD and watch it on a cozy day.