Gone with the wind [videorecording] / a Selznick International Picture, Selznick International in association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has the honor to present its Technicolor production of Margaret Mitchell's story of the Old South ; produced by David O. Selznick ; screenplay by Sidney Howard ; directed by Victor Fleming.
An epic story of the South's fight to maintain it's way of life during the Civil War years. It starts out as Scarlett O'Hara and her family are amongst the ladies and "chivalrous" gentlemen at the Twelve Oaks Plantation's ball before the Civil War begins. How Scarlett's love for one man keeps her from seeing the love that another man truly has for her. As the South finally crumbles down around her, Scarlett devises a way to overcome starvation in order save herself and her family.
MPAA rating: G.
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 1.0 mono.
Optional French or Spanish subtitles, optional French dialogue; closed-captioned.
Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neill, Evelyn Keyes, Ann Rutherford, Hattie McDaniel, Butterfly McQueen, Carroll Nye, Laura Hope Crews, Ona Munson.
Director of photography, Ernest Haller ; art director, Lyle Wheeler ; editor, Hal C. Kern ; music score, Max Steiner ; costume designer, Walter Plunkett ; production designer, William Cameron Menzies ; special photographic effects, Jack Cosgrove.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1939.
Based on the novel by Margaret Mitchell.
Academy Awards, USA, 1940: Oscar - Best Actress in a Leading Role (Vivien Leigh); Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Hattie McDaniel); Best Art Direction (Lyle R. Wheeler); Best Cinematography, Color (Ernest Haller, Ray Rennahan); Best Director (Victor Fleming); Best Film Editing (Hal C. Kern, James E. Newcom); Best Picture (David O. Selznick); Best Writing, Screenplay (Sidney Howard); Technical Achievement Award (Don Musgrave - For pioneering in the use of coordinated equipment in the production Gone with the Wind).
Consensus: Filmed and presented on a scale not seen in modern productions, Gone with the Wind is, if not the definitive Hollywood film, then certainly near the top of the list.
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