Yesenia Saucedo Melissa Zarate Cynthia Onofre Daisy Macias Film Studies. Film Basics. Based on Margaret Mitchell's historical novel Gone with the Wind that was published on June 30, 1936 (United States) 1939 American historical epic film Genre: Melodrama Director: Victor Fleming
Based on Margaret Mitchell's historical novel Gone with the Wind that was published on June 30, 1936 (United States)
1939 American historical epic film
Director: Victor Fleming
Producer: David O. Selznick
Screenplay: Sidney Howard
Selznick International Pictures
Atlanta, Georgia December 15, 1939
-2009: Satellite Award -Best Classic
1939 Best Picture
Producer Selznick was determined to make the color of the film have an impact in the characters emotions.
The shadows in the movies make the scenes more persuasive.
The light was also very important because it was one of the first films to have color. The way the color of the movie was filmed by, made the audiences understand why things occur in the film.
Won the Oscar for Best Cinematography.
Amazing visual examples of Technicolor.
-Gone With The Wind' is the 34th best selling book of all time.
-There were more people in that section in Atlanta during the premier than there were at the height of the Civil War, when the soldiers were defending the city.
-'Gone With The Wind' stayed the #1 best selling book in America for 2 whole years (1936-1937)
-For the premier in Atlanta on December 15, 1939, the governor of Georgia declared a state holiday. Ticket prices for the premier were going 40 times the usual rate.
-If ticket prices are adjusted for inflation, this is the highest grossing film of all time.
-None of the scenes were actually filmed in the south, except for a few of the opening credits.
-This is the longest movie ever to win a Best Picture Award, being almost 4 hours long.
-If the number of total admissions are calculated, this is the most popular movie of all time.
-Judy Garland, more commonly known as Dorothy in 'The Wizard of Oz,' was going to play Suellen, Scarlett's sister, until she was wanted for Dorothy.
-1,400 candidates were interviewed for the part of Scarlett, and only 90 were given screen tests.
-GWTW was an instant success. 50,000 copies a day were sold in the early months, and 1,000,000 copies were sold in less than half a year. No less than 250,000 copies per year have been sold since publication.
-David Selznick used all 7 Technicolor cameras in existence for the filming of GWTW.
This film was based on a time period in Atlanta, Georgia while it was filmed in Hollywood.
It's based on the civil war, but the film is very unique in a way due to it not showing any battles.
Gone with the wind did give many opportunities to African Americans when there wasn't that many.
Slavery was not shown much.
The effect of the war on people was really shown.
Scarlett O’Hara - Played by Vivien Leigh
Rhett Butler - Played by Clark Gable
Ashley Wilkes - Played by Leslie Howard
Melanie Hamilton Wilkes - Played by Olivia de Havilland
Mammy - Played by Hattie McDaniel
Gerald O’Hara - Played by Thomas Mitchell
Ellen O’Hara - Played by Barbara O’Neil
Bonnie Blue Butler - Played by Cammie King