In celebration of its 80th year, the American classic film, Gone with the Wind will be coming back to theaters just for two special days. It will be shown at participating movie theaters across the country on Thursday, Feb. 28th, and Sunday, Mar. 3rd.
This 1939 film was a major success, crushing box-office sales following its release. In its 80-year lifetime, the film has successfully earned a dashing $1.8 billion, becoming the highest-grossing film of all time.
With its dramatic plot and epic twists, this romance film took the world by storm. Gone with the Wind was set in the South during the American Civil War and the Reconstruction era. It is a love story that follows character Scarlett O’Hara and her desire for forbidden love. A daughter of a Georgia plantation owner, Scarlett soon falls in love with character Ashley Wilkes. Ultimately, the love triangle untangles between Scarlett, her husband Rhett, Ashley, and his wife Melanie.
The conflict of the story comes in with a whirlwind of emotions soaring throughout the film. Men leave for war, death follows, and love is lost. Gone with the Wind has since then left a mark on the film industry as it set high standards for screenwriters, actors, and the whole production team. Definitely, this kind of film will forever be a standard for decades and generations to come.
With the movie’s wide recognition and success, we can’t help but to praise the characters who played in it. Overall, the phenomenal cast made a great impact and a large part in the film’s success.
Actress Vivien Leigh played the lead star of the film, Scarlet O’Hara. Leigh received two Academy Awards for Best Actress following the film. On the other hand, English actor Leslie Howard played Ashley Wilkes while American charmer Clark Gable played Rhett Butler.
In addition to the cast, beauty queen Olivia de Havilland starred as Melanie Hamilton. She was also a great actress adding spice to the incredible cast.
With this ground-breaking cast, Gone with the Wind went on to bag more awards. In 1940, during the 12th annual Academy Awards in 1940, the film was nominated for 13 awards. It brought home 8 out of the 13 nominations it had. This included Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actress.
With all these said, get your tickets now, and don’t miss this special showing as you go back in time with this classic film.