Friday, 23 June 2017

"Oh, Scarlett". "Oh, Rhett" !!! "Gone With The Wind". "Frankly, My Dear, I Don't Give A Damn".



"Tara's Theme".
"Gone With The Wind".
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Film Poster for
"Gone With The Wind".
Date: 1939.
Author: Employee(s) of MGM.
(Wikimedia Commons)


Clark Gable (playing Rhett Butler)
from the trailer for the film "Gone With The Wind".
Date: 1939.
Author: Trailer screenshot.
(Wikimedia Commons)


Vivien Leigh (playing Scarlett O'Hara)
from the trailer for the film "Gone With The Wind".
Date: 1939.
Author: Trailer screenshotLicencing information :http://web.archive.org/web/20080321033709/
(Wikimedia Commons)

The following Text is from Wikipedia - the free encyclopaedia.

"Gone With The Wind" is a 1939 American epic historical romance film adapted from Margaret Mitchell's 1936 novel of the same name. The film was produced by David O. Selznick of Selznick International Pictures and directed by Victor Fleming.

Set in the American South against the backdrop of The American Civil War and Reconstruction era, the film tells the story of Scarlett O'Hara, the strong-willed daughter of a Georgia plantation owner, from her romantic pursuit of Ashley Wilkes, who is married to his cousin, Melanie Hamilton, to her marriage to Rhett Butler. The leading roles are portrayed by Vivien Leigh (Scarlett), Clark Gable (Rhett), Leslie Howard (Ashley), and Olivia de Havilland (Melanie).

Production was difficult from the start. Filming was delayed for two years due to Selznick's determination to secure Gable for the role of Rhett Butler, and the "search for Scarlett" led to 1,400 women being interviewed for the part.

The original screenplay was written by Sidney Howard, but underwent many revisions by several writers in an attempt to get it down to a suitable length. The original director, George Cukor, was fired shortly after filming had begun and was replaced by Fleming, who in turn was briefly replaced by Sam Wood, while Fleming took some time off due to exhaustion.


After romantic relationships with Howard Hughes, James Stewart, and John Huston, Olivia de Havilland (sister of Joan Fontaine) married author Marcus Goodrich, with whom she had a son, Benjamin. Following her divorce from Goodrich in 1953, she moved to Paris and married Pierre Galante, an executive editor for the French journal Paris Match, with whom she had a daughter, Gisèle.

In 1962, she published Every Frenchman Has One, an account of her life in France. De Havilland and Joan Fontaine are the only siblings to have won Academy Awards in a lead acting category. A lifelong rivalry between the two actresses resulted in an estrangement that lasted over three decades. She has lived in Paris since 1956, and celebrated her 100th birthday on 1 July 2016.

In June 2017, two weeks before her 101st birthday, de Havilland was appointed Dame Commander of The Order of The British Empire in the 2017 Birthday Honours List for services to drama. It makes her the oldest woman ever to receive the honour. In a statement, she called it "the most gratifying of birthday presents".

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