Gone with the Wind (1939) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by George Cukor and Sam Wood and produced by David O. Selznick.
The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Margaret Mitchell published in 1936.
Gone with the Wind was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1989.
Academy Awards 1939 --- Ceremony Number 12 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actor||Clark Gable||Nominated|
|Best Actress||Vivien Leigh||Won|
|Best Supporting Actress||Olivia de Havilland||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Hattie McDaniel||Won|
|Best Art Direction||Lyle Wheeler||Won|
|Best Cinematography||Ernest Haller, Ray Rennahan||Won|
|Best Director||Victor Fleming||Won|
|Best Film Editing||Hal C. Kern, James E. Newcom||Won|
|Best Picture||Selznick International Pictures||Won|
|Best Writing||Sidney Howard||Won|
|Special Award||To William Cameron Menzies for outstanding achievement in the use of color for the enhancement of dramatic mood in the production of Gone with the Wind.||Won|
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Rhett Butler: You go into the arena alone. The lions are hungry for you.
Gerald O'Hara: Do you mean to tell me, Katie Scarlett O'Hara, that Tara, that land doesn't mean anything to you? Why, land is the only thing in the world worth workin' for, worth fightin' for, worth dyin' for, because it's the only thing that lasts.
Rhett Butler: I can't go all my life waiting to catch you between husbands.
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David O. Selznick, in a memo from October 1939, about the movie's writing credits: " You can say frankly that of the comparatively small amount of material in the picture which is not from the book, most is my own personally, and the only original lines of dialog which are not my own are a few from Sidney Howard and a few from Ben Hecht and a couple more from John Van Druten. Offhand I doubt that there are ten original words of Oliver Garrett's in the whole script. As to construction, this is about eighty per cent my own, and the rest divided between Jo Swerling and Sidney Howard, with Hecht having contributed materially to the construction of one sequence."
The entr'acte music is played entirely on a Novachord, the first use of an electronic synthesizer in a Hollywood feature film.
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