Ten Oscar awarded 1939 movie 'Gone with the Wind' will be screened at 6 pm on Wednesday October 15 at the American Centre, Colombo-03.
Directed by Victor Fleming, the epic romantic melodrama which is considered as one of the most popular and beloved motion pictures ever to grace the silver screen was based on Margaret Mitchell's best-selling novel in 1936.
The epic film, set in the American South in and around the time of the Civil War, stars Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Leslie Howard, and Olivia de Havilland, and tells a story of the Civil War and its aftermath from a white Southern viewpoint.
Scarlett is a woman who can deal with a nation at war, Atlanta burning, the Union Army carrying off everything from her beloved Tara, the carpetbaggers who arrive after the war. Scarlett is beautiful. She has vitality. But Ashley, the man she has wanted for so long, is going to marry his placid cousin, Melanie. Mammy warns Scarlett to behave herself at the party at Twelve Oaks. There is a new man there that day, the day the Civil War begins. Rhett Butler. Scarlett does not know he is in the room when she pleads with Ashley to choose her instead of Melanie.
'Gone With the Wind' won ten Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress (Vivien Leigh), and Best Supporting Actress (Hattie McDaniel, the first African-American to win an Oscar) and the record stood for twenty years. The film also grossed nearly 192 million dollars.