Gone with the wind [videorecording] / Selznick International in association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; produced by David O. Selznick ; screenplay by Sidney Howard ; directed by Victor Fleming.
Feature film: Focuses on the life and loves of the beautiful and selfish Scarlett O'Hara. The story begins on the O'Haras' Georgia plantation of Tara in antebellum days and moves through the Civil War and Reconstruction. This sweeping Civil War-era drama romance won an impressive 10 Academy Awards, and its immortal characters Scarlett, Rhett, Ashley, Melanie, Mammy and Prissy populate an epic story of enduring appeal across generations.
Documentary: Traces the filming of the Gone with the Wind, from its inception to its Atlanta premiere in December of 1939. Includes interviews of survivors of the experience, film trivia, and "test" clips-- a montage of screen tests of the many actresses considered for the role of Scarlett O'Hara, ranging from front-runner Paulette Goddard to "not-a-chancers" such as Lana Turner. Produced by David Selznick's sons, and written by iconoclastic movie historian David Thomson.
- ISBN: 1419878778
- Physical Description: 2 videodiscs : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
- Edition: 70th anniversary ed.
- Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 
Originally released as a motion picture in 1939.
Special features: Commentary by historian Rudy Behlmer ; and documentary television program, Making of a legend : Gone with the wind.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Documentary: The making of a legend : Gone with the wind / written by David Thomson ; produced by L. Jeffrey Selznick ; directed by David Hinton ; narrated by Christopher Plummer ( ca. 123 min. ; 1988)
|Creation/Production Credits Note:||
Music, Max Steiner ; photography, Ernest Haller ; editor, Hal C. Kern.
|Participant or Performer Note:||
Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, Thomas Mitchell, Hattie McDaniel, Laura Hope Crews, Evelyn Keyes, Ann Rutherford, Barbara O'Neill, Butterfly McQueen, Oscar Polk, Howard Hickman.
|Target Audience Note:||
MPAA rating: G.
|System Details Note:||
DVD, NTSC, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital mono., dual-layer format.
|Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:||
DVD discs are copy-protected.
English (Dolby 5.1, Dolby mono.), French (Dolby 5.1), Spanish (Dolby mono.), Japanese or Portuguese dialogue with optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish or Thai subtitles (feature film).
Academy Award, 1940: Honorary Award (Menzies); Best picture; Best director; Best actress (Leigh); Best supporting actress (McDaniel); Best art direction; Best cinematography, color; Best film editing; Best writing, screenplay.
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