Gone with The Wind (70th Anniversary Edition)

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Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 211933718
UPC 883929057436
UPC 14 00883929057436
Format DVD
Release Date 11/8/2011
Rating Rating
Keywords
All-Star
Big Battles
Blockbuster
Civil War
Classic
Epic
Essential Cinema
Family Interaction
Gentry
Love Story
Period Piece
Recommended
Romance
Slavery
Editors Note
Note Hot-tempered, self-centered, part-Irish Southern beauty Scarlett O'Hara, played to the teeth by Vivien Leigh, loves the gentlemanly Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard). Smug, rebellious, honest, blockade-running profiteer Rhett Butler, portrayed gracefully and naturally by Clark Gable, loves Scarlett. Ashley, who is also in love with Scarlett, marries his genteel cousin Melanie (Olivia de Havilland) because he believes that their quiet similarities will create a better marriage than Scarlett's passion. Meanwhile, sparks fly between Rhett and Scarlett at their first encounter and continue throughout Scarlett's first two marriages. Scarlett and Rhett finally wed, but Scarlett continues to pine for her beloved Ashley. Set against the Civil War and Southern Reconstruction, this tragic love quadrangle offers the burning of Atlanta and fields of wounded Confederates as part of its lush scenery. Meticulous backdrops, glorious sunsets, numerous silhouettes, and the ultrasaturated Technicolor film create a hyperreal vision. The romantic score is every bit as lush and dramatic as the photography, borrowing folk melodies from the Old South to make the tragic war concrete. Heavy nostalgic tones pervade the often witty dialogue and larger-than-life charms and faults of the leads. GONE WITH THE WIND stands among the greatest epic dramas ever filmed.
Reviews
Entertainment Weekly "...For contemporary audiences, a vertiable shock of pleasure....Weep for the fearlessness with which Hollywood once believed the sublime was possible..." -- Rating: A 07/17/1998 p.62
Los Angeles Times "...Greater than ever....The older it gets, and we with it, the more we're able to see in it..." 03/02/1989 p.C14
Chicago Sun-Times "...It is still a great film, above all, because it tells a great story..." 12/02/1994 p.42
USA Today "...[A] masterpiece....Gorgeous whether you're watching moving images or frozen ones..." 01/03/1992 p.3D
Premiere "...The Everest of grand Hollywood moviemaking..." 12/01/2003 p.4
Total Film "One of those rare moments when stars align, and the perfect actress finds the perfect role at the perfect time." 03/01/2004 p.7
Uncut "Leigh is electric, wicked, incorrigible, lovely." 01/01/2005 p.157
Directors
Victor Fleming
Actors
Clark Gable
Leslie Howard
Vivien Leigh
Olivia de Havilland
Cast & Crew
Thomas Mitchell - Star
Fred Crane - Star
Harry Davenport - Star
Ward Bond - Star
Olin Howlin - Star
Isabel Jewell - Star
Clark Gable - Star
Laura Hope Crews - Star
Mary Anderson - Star
Barbara O'Neil - Star
Oscar Polk - Star
Paul Hurst - Star
George Reeves - Star
Jackie Moran - Star
Robert Elliott - Star
Yakima Canutt - Star
Leslie Howard - Star
Alicia Rhett - Star
Vivien Leigh - Star
Jane Darwell - Star
Carroll Nye - Star
Eric Linden - Star
Cammie King - Star
Everett Brown - Star
Butterfly McQueen - Star
Mickey Kuhn - Star
Howard Hickman - Star
William Bakewell - Star
Olivia de Havilland - Star
Ann Rutherford - Star
Eddie Anderson - Star
Evelyn Keyes - Star
Rand Brooks - Star
Cliff Edwards - Star
Ona Munson - Star
Irving Bacon - Star
Hattie McDaniel - Star
Leona Roberts - Star
Victor Jory - Star
Louis Jean Heydt - Star
Lillian Kemble-Cooper - Star
Ernest Haller - Director of Photography
Hal C. Kern - Editor
Alberto Morin - Star (uncredited)
David O. Selznick - Producer
Margaret Mitchell - Story
Sidney Howard - Screenwriter
Lee Garmes - Director of Photography
James E. Newcom - Editor
Ray Rennahan - Director of Photography
Hugo Friedhofer - Composer
William Cameron Menzies - Production Designer
Adolph Deutsch - Composer
Max Steiner - Composer
Walter Plunkett - Costume Designer
Heinz Roemheld - Composer
Victor Fleming - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1939
UPC 00883929057436
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 223 minutes
Color Technicolor
Awards
Name Vivien Leigh
Award Category Best Actress
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1939
Award Giver Academy Awards
Name Hattie McDaniel
Award Category Best Supporting Actress
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1939
Award Giver Academy Awards
Name Victor Fleming
Award Category Best Director
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1939
Award Giver Academy Awards
Name Sidney Howard
Award Category Best Adapted Screenplay
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1939
Award Giver Academy Awards
Name Lyle Wheeler
Award Category Best Interior Decoration (b&w)
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1939
Award Giver Academy Awards
Name Ray Rennahan
Award Category Best Cinematography
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1939
Award Giver Academy Awards
Name Ernest Haller
Award Category Best Cinematography
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1939
Award Giver Academy Awards
Features
DVD, Special Edition
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
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