Eight Oscar awarded Hollywood classic ‘Gone With the Wind’ will be screened at 6 pm on October 15 at the American Center, Colombo-3.
1939 American drama romance film adapted from Margaret Mitchell’s 1936 novel of the same name and directed by Victor Fleming boils down to a story about a spoiled Southern girl’s hopeless love for a married man.
Set in the American South in and around the time of the Civil War, stars Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, and Olivia de Havilland, and tells a story of the Civil War and its aftermath from a white Southern viewpoint.
‘Gone With the Wind’ opens in April of 1861, at the palatial Southern estate of Tara, where Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh) hears that her casual beau Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard) plans to marry “mealy mouthed” Melanie Hamilton (Olivia de Havilland).
Despite warnings from her father (Thomas Mitchell) and her faithful servant Mammy (Hattie McDaniel), Scarlett intends to throw herself at Ashley at an upcoming barbecue at Twelve Oaks.
Alone with Ashley, she goes into a fit of histrionics, all of which is witnessed by roguish Rhett Butler (Clark Gable), the black sheep of a wealthy Charleston family, who is instantly fascinated by the feisty, thoroughly self-centered
Scarlett: “We’re bad lots, both of us.”
It received ten Academy Awards, a record that stood for twenty years.