Gone With The Wind, good bye
February 13, 2011 by Post Team
Gone With The Wind, Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American film, an epic historical fiction novel adapted from Margaret Mitchell’s Pulitzer-winning 1936 novel of the same name. It was produced by David O. Selznick and directed by Victor Fleming from a screenplay by Sidney Howard. Located in the 19th century South America, the film starring Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, Hattie McDaniel and, among others, and tells a story of the Civil War and the era of Reconstruction of a point of view of the South.
The film won 10 Oscars (8 competitive, 2 fee), a record that stood for 20 years. In the American Film Institute’s inaugural Top 100 American movies of all time list of 1998 it was ranked fourth. “Gone With the Wind” has sold more tickets in the U.S. than any other film in history and is considered one of the largest and most popular films of all time and an enduring symbol of the Golden Age of Hollywood. The film was the film longest established for its U.S. this time – 3 hours 44 minutes plus an intermission of 15 minutes.
The film opens onto a large cotton plantation named Tara in rural Georgia in 1861, on the eve of the Civil War. Leigh Scarlett O’Hara is flirting with two Tarleton brothers, Brent (Fred Crane) and Stuart (George Reeves). Scarlett, Suellen (Evelyn Keyes) and Careen (Ann Rutherford) are the three daughters of Irish immigrant Gerald O’Hara (Thomas Mitchell) and his wife, Ellen O’Hara (Barbara O’Neil), which is to French aristocratic descent. The brother’s share a secret with Scarlett Howard Ashley Wilkes, Scarlett likes of which secretly marries his cousin Melanie Hamilton (de Havilland). The commitment must be announced the next day at a barbecue at the home of Ashley, near the Twelve Oaks plantation.
At Twelve Oaks, Scarlett believes it is admired by a visitor beautiful but mischievous Clark Gable Rhett Butler, who had been disowned by her family in Charleston. Rhett is in disgrace among the male guests when, during a discussion on the probability of war, he declared that the South has no chance against the superior numbers and industrial might of the North. Scarlett sneaks out from her nap to be alone with Ashley in the library, and confesses her love for him. He admits he finds Scarlett attractive, and has always secretly loved her back, but said he and the gentle Melanie are more compatible. She accuses Ashley of its illusory to think that he loved her and slaps him in anger. Ashley outputs silence and anger continues when she realizes that Rhett was taking a nap on the sofa in the library, and heard the entire conversation. “Sir, you are no gentleman!” she protests, to which he replied: “And you, miss, are no lady!” But Rhett promises to keep her guilty secret. Scarlett leaves the library in a hurry, and the barbecue is disrupted by the announcement that war has erupted. The men rushed to enlist, and all the ladies are awakened from their nap. As Scarlett watches Melanie Ashley farewell to first-floor window, Melanie’s shy young brother Charles Hamilton (Rand Brooks), with whom Scarlett had been innocently flirting, asks for her hand in marriage before he goes. Despite not really love Charles, Scarlett agrees to be closer to family and to make Ashley jealous. Charles and Scarlett are married before he leaves to fight.
Scarlett is quickly widowed when Charles dies of pneumonia and measles while serving in the Confederate army. Scarlett’s mother sent him to Hamilton home in Atlanta to cheer him up, even if O’Hara Mammy “housekeeper outspoken (Hattie McDaniel), Scarlett said she knows she is there to await the return of Ashley. Scarlett and Melanie to attend a charity auction in Atlanta, Scarlett, who should be in deep mourning, turned and whispered cons. Rhett, now a blockade-runner for the Confederacy heroic, made a surprise appearance. Scarlett shocks Atlanta society by accepting even greater supply Rhett for a dance. While they dance, Rhett tells his that he intended to win, which she says will never happen as long as she lives.
The tide of war turns against the Confederacy after the Battle of Gettysburg in which many men of the city of Scarlett killed. Scarlett makes another unsuccessful appeal to the heart of Ashley, as he is visiting the Christmas break, although they share a passionate kiss and private while in the living room on Christmas Day, just before her departure for war. At the hospital, Scarlett and Melanie care for a convalescing soldier (Cliff Edwards).
Eight months later, the city is under siege by the Union Army in the campaign of Atlanta, Melanie goes into premature labor and difficult. True to a promise made to Scarlett Ashley to “take care of Melanie,” she and her young house servant Prissy (Butterfly McQueen) must return the child without medical assistance. Rhett Scarlett invited to take home to Tara immediately Melanie, Prissy, and the baby. He appears with a horse and cart to get them out of the city in a perilous journey through the burning depot and warehouse district. He leaves with a horse near death, impotent patients Melanie her baby, weeping and Prissy, and with a passionate kiss on the road to Tara. She repay roughly with a slap, to her amazement, as he will fight with the Confederate army. On her return voyage, Scarlett Twelve Oaks is burned, ruined and abandoned. She is relieved to find Tara still standing, but abandoned by everyone except her parents, sisters, and two servants, Mammy and Pork (Oscar Polk). Scarlett learns that her mother comes died of typhoid fever and the spirit of her father began to collapse under pressure. With Tara pillaged by Union troops, and the fields left unattended, Scarlett vows she will do anything to survive her family and herself, exclaiming, “God is my witness, I’ll never be hungry again!”
Scarlett defines her family and servants to choose the cotton fields. She also kills a Union deserter who threatens her during a burglary, and found gold coins in his bag, enough to support her family and servants, at a time. With the defeat of the Confederacy and the end of the war, Ashley returns to be a prisoner of war. Scarlett Mammy keeps running to him when he meets with Melanie. Discouragement Ashley discovers that it is of little help for Tara, and when Scarlett begs him to elope with her, he confesses his desire for her and kisses her passionately, but he says he cannot leave Melanie. Gerald O’Hara dies after he is thrown from his horse to try to hunt his property a Yankee adventurer, her steward old plantation (Victor Jory) that now wants to buy Tara. Scarlett is left to support the family, and realizes she can not pay increased taxes on Tara implemented by Reconstructionists, adding an extra 300 in taxes, equal to 4290 and today ‘ hui. Knowing that Rhett is in Atlanta and believe he is still rich, she has Mammy make a dress for her to develop her mother’s curtains still hanging in the lounge. However, after her visit, Rhett, now in prison, said his foreign bank accounts were blocked, and that her attempt to recover his money was in vain.
As Rhett leaves Scarlett in prison, she meets her sister’s fiance, the average age Frank Kennedy (Carroll Nye), who now owns a successful general store and a sawmill. Scarlett is at Kennedy saying Suellen got tired of waiting and married another beauty. After becoming Mrs. Frank Kennedy, Scarlett takes its business, with profits purchased a sawmill which became very profitable during the reconstruction of Atlanta, in part because she is willing to trade with the Yankee profiteers despised and condemned the use of workers in her factory. When Ashley is about to take a job at a bank in the north, Scarlett prey on his weakness by the tears she needs him to help operate the plant; pressure from sympathetic Melanie he relents. One day after Scarlett is attacked while driving alone in a nearby slum, Frank, Ashley, and others conducted a night raid in the slum. Ashley is wounded in a battle with Union troops, and Frank is killed.
With Frank’s funeral just ended, Scarlett visits Rhett and proposes marriage. Scarlett accepts, in part for his money. He kisses her passionately and said he will win her love one day because they are both the same. After a honeymoon in New Orleans, Rhett promises to restore Tara to its former grandeur, while Scarlett built the largest hotel in Atlanta. The two have a daughter. Scarlett wants to name her Victoria Eugenie, but the names of Rhett Butler’s Bonnie Blue (Cammie King). Rhett loves it as a symbol of the spirited girl but less striking that Scarlett was before the war. He does everything to win the good opinion of society in Atlanta for the love of his daughter. Scarlett, still pining for Ashley and the sadness of the perception of the ruin of its size (its size is increased from eighteen to twenty inches and a half), allows Rhett knows she wants more children and that they no longer share a bed. Angry, he throws open the door between their rooms to show him she could not stay away if he wanted to be with her.
During the factory tour one day, Scarlett plays a nostalgic Ashley, and when she consoles him with a hug, they are spied on by two old women including her sister Ashley India (Alicia Rhett), who hates Scarlett. They look the spread of rumor and reputation Scarlett is again contaminated. Later that night, Rhett, having heard the rumors, forces Scarlett out of bed and attend a birthday party for Ashley. Unable to believe anything bad of her beloved sister-in-law, Melanie is next to Scarlett so all know what she thinks the rumor is false.
As Rhett leaves the door, intending to return to his hometown of Charleston, she pleads, “Rhett, if you will, where will I go?” What shall I do? ” He meets famous “Frankly, my dear, I do not care” and away into the mist. She sits on her stairs and cries of despair, “What is there that matters?” She recalls then the voice of Gerald, Ashley and Rhett, who all remind him that her strength comes from Tara itself. Face lights Scarlett Hope “! Tara Home I’ll come home, and I’ll think of a way to get him back After all, tomorrow is another day! “In the end, Scarlett is once more, resolute, before Tara.
Gone with the Wind had its critical reputation somewhat tarnished over the last two decades. There are several reasons for this, one of which is the representation of the film, the happy slaves who talk funny, and, in particular in the case of the impertinent Prissy are also two lazy and stupid.
Personally, I have great respect for the two black female characters in Gone With the Wind: indeed, both Hattie McDaniel and Butterfly Mammy Prissy McQueen are two of the most memorable characters of the screen I’ve ever seen. They are funny, touching, and many of there own people. I see Prissy from “stupid” and “laziness” as a form of rebellion – she does what she wants to do – while Mammy not let anyone boss at home.
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