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Gone with the Wind, 75 years later

Posted by elegant On August - 26 - 2014

It has been 75 years since the screening of “Gone with the Wind.” The 1939 American romance adopted from Margaret Mitchell’s 1936 Pulitzer Prize winning novel. Produced by David Selznick and his company and directed by Victor Fleming portrays an epic romance with a married man in the American South during the American Civil War. It is classic tale of Scarlett O’Hara’s battle to save Tara and to find love during the Civil War.

Some say the movie glorifies the slavery. But many believe that it changes the way African Americans were treated at the time.

Filming of the movie was delayed by interviews of more than 1,400 women for the part of Scarlett and many other personal changes. The first preview of the film took place in Riverside, California on September 9, 1939 with the Selznick, his wife, investor John Whitney, and the film editor. Finally it was released on December 15, 1939. 12th Academy Awards held in 1940, the movie nominated for 13 awards and won ten Academy Awards. Movie has been rereleased many times over and considered to be a staple in the popular culture. In 1989 the National Film Registry selected the movie to be preserved.

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