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Gone with the Wind (1939)
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Gone with the Wind (1939)

  Movie House Memories Episode #100
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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. released Gone with the Wind to theaters on December 15, 1939. Victor Fleming directed film which starred Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, and Thomas Mitchell.

Gone with the Wind Movie Summary

Gone with the Wind (1939) is a love song to the antebellum South. Adapted from the best selling novel by Margaret Mitchell, it tells the tale of Scarlett O’Hara (Oscar winner Vivian Leigh) and the three loves of her life; Tara (her family plantation), Ashley Wilkes, and Rhett Butler (played famously by Clark Gable).

Scarlett is renowned as one of the most popular and strongest women in cinema and literary history. This is remarkable considering the status of women during the time the story is set.

Through three husbands and one child (in the film anyway), Scarlet uses all of her might to preserve Tara through the destruction of the American Civil War. She pines shamelessly for Ashley Wilkes despite his marriage to the saintly Melanie Hamilton (Olivia De’Havilland). Scarlett is her own worse enemy as she realizes too late that her true love is a man a lot like her, Rhett Butler. Rhett told her himself that he understands her, and loves her for who she really is.

This film stands the test of time and is a cinematic masterpiece.

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  • Eddie

    Great podcast, nice to see a long one again. Chasing Amy is next? I was expecting Metropolis. What is the other podcast for July?

    • MHMChris

      Metropolis is the one after Chasing Amy, so it will be those two for July.

      • Eddie

        You get to have your picks twice in a row? Nice. I must say you certainly have the most unpredictable choices. Stuff like L’aventura, nights of cabria, McCabe and Mrs Miller, and Metropolis would get a lot of votes in something like sight and sound. But you also pick stuff like enter the dragon and chasing amy:)

        • MHMChris

          Actually, Lori picked Metropolis, but it’s in my top list.