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.
Rhett Butler: [to Scarlett] I've always thought a good lashing with a buggy whip would benefit you immensely.
Rhett Butler: And those pantalettes, I don't know a woman in Paris who wears pantalettes.
Scarlett: Oh Rhett, what do they - you shouldn't talk about such things.
Rhett Butler: You little hypocrite. You don't mind my knowing about them, just my talking about it.
Scarlett: But really Rhett, I can't go on accepting these gifts although you are AWFULLY kind.
Rhett Butler: I'm not kind, I'm just tempting you.
Scarlett: Well if you think I'll marry you just to pay for the bonnet I won't.
Rhett Butler: Don't flatter yourself. I'm not a marrying man.
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Sidney Howard agreed to write the screenplay, but from his home in Massachusetts, 3000 miles away from studio interference. His first draft would have made a 5 1/2 hour movie. Howard reluctantly agreed to leave his Massachusetts farm and come to Hollywood to work on another draft with Selznick and then-attached director George Cukor. As Selznick was preoccupied with problems on the set of The Prisoner of Zenda, Howard had to wait 5 weeks before he was able to start working on another draft (in the meantime contributing some rewrites for "Zenda"). The second draft turned out to be 15 pages longer than the first.
Before casting had actually started, Margaret Mitchell was asked (during an interview) who, she felt, should play Rhett Butler. She replied, "Groucho Marx." This was obviously a joke, and Margaret Mitchell's way of reiterating that she wanted nothing to do with the making of the film.
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