The Basics – Gone With the Wind (1939) – Director, Victor Fleming; starring Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh; Run Time – 238 mins. – Drama, Romance, War – “A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War.”
Kristy – I had watched bits and pieces of this film before but never sat down to watch it in its totality. I am obviously aware of its theme as well as some of its more popular lines.
Koob – This is my mom’s favorite movie and we saw it together on the big screen around 14 years ago.
Fun Facts from IMDB
Hattie McDaniel became the first African-American to be nominated for, and win, an Academy Award.
Vivien Leigh worked for 125 days and received about $25,000. Clark Gable worked for 71 days and received over $120,000.
The movie’s line “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” was voted as the #1 movie quote by the American Film Institute (out of 100).
1,400 actresses were interviewed for the part of Scarlett O’Hara. 400 were asked to do readings.
Viewing Source – we own this on DVD but it is available for only $0.99 on Amazon Instant Video
Post Viewing Responses
Ratings (with 1 star = the worst and 5 stars = the best)
Koob: 3 stars
Kristy: 3 stars
Double Gobble Score: 3 stars
The Takeaway: A beautifully shot movie with great acting but with an outdated worldview that glorifies the Old South and slavery.