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GONE WITH THE WIND (1939)

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The crown jewel of what has often been called Hollywood’s greatest year, 1939 celebrates two anniversaries in 2019. Not only is GONE WITH THE WIND 80 years old, but this year also marks the 25th anniversary of Turner Classic Movies, which debuted with an airing of the film. Despite changing times and sentiments, it still stands as an astonishing accomplishment: Ernest Haller’s cinematography was the most accomplished use to that time of the three-strip Technicolor process; Lyle Wheeler’s sets and Walter Plunkett’s costumes provided an unheard-of level of visual splendor; and William Cameron Menzies’ overall visual conception, along with producer David O. Selznick’s epic vision, tie together a film that at various times features the work of three different directors (Victor Fleming, George Cukor and Sam Wood). The large cast includes unforgettable performances by groundbreaking Oscar-winner Hattie McDaniel, Olivia de Havilland, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O’Neill, Laura Hope Crews, Harry Davenport and Ona Munson among many others. But at its heart lies one of the screen’s most iconic love stories, as the cynical adventurer Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) falls for Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh), the willful Southern belle too caught up in the turmoil of history to realize she loves him, making for a tumultuous and unforgettable romance. (d. Victor Fleming, 238m, DCP)

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