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Gone with the Wind [DVD] [1939]

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Also tucked inside are a booklet summarizing the extras along with a series of advertisements, including offers for a Gone with the Wind cuckoo clock and a charm bracelet. Along with speaking about the production of Gone with the Wind, Behlmar also takes care to put the events of the film in a historical context, touching on the accuracies and the inaccuracies alike. It is a must-have for fans of Gone With The Wind and Old Hollywood and ideal for those interested in films.

Her brashness and sass are endearing, of course, but Mammy is more of a maternal figure to Scarlett than her own mother.

At the time, her role was the longest in history and her wardrobe was the largest any actor had in a single production. For example, The Wizard of Oz included a half-hour featurette entitled "Victor Fleming: Master Craftsman", and although Gone with the Wind is highlighted prominently in that retrospective, it didn't find its way to this Blu-ray set. Keep in mind that anyone can view public collections - they may also appear in recommendations and other places. The Lion Reigns Supreme" begins as MGM is still reeling from the untimely death of Thalberg, leaving the studio entirely in the hands of Mayer, then the highest paid man in the nation.

There is also a short documentary Restoring A Legend which is about the technical and digital process of restoring GWTW for this edition without changing or removing anything from the original version. Behlmar is somewhat quiet throughout the final half hour, but this last stretch still offers some terrific comments, reflecting on the Southern accents that are and aren't present throughout the film and the abysmal alternate ending that had been unsuccessfully pitched to Selznick.

The former slaves have either joined the war effort or fled, and the plantations and cotton fields have been burnt to the ground. If you’ve already done that, your item hasn’t arrived, or it’s not as described, you can report that to Etsy by opening a case. Chips, The Women, The Roaring Twenties, Dodge City, Dark Victory, Confessions of a Nazi Spy, Son of Frankenstein, Only Angels Have Wings, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Love Affair, Jesse James, Of Mice and Men, Wuthering Heights, Babes in Arms, and, of course, Gone with the Wind. As a fan of GWTW, Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable, this box-set is a treasure chest of facts, quotes and footage and was a complete joy to watch. But the second half shifts gear, the melodramatic quotient is upped yet further as tragedy piles upon tragedy, and despite its unwieldy length everything feels rushed.

Add to that the central problem that the audience never really understands, why Scarlett could ever fall for weak-chinned Ashley in the first place, and the picture begins to unravel unsatisfactorily. GWTW has all of life's rich pageant in it, and it made me laugh several times, and just occasionally at the film as well as with it. This documentary sometimes toys with the usual conventions, here dressing up one of the original extras in full costume and makeup while describing one of Gone with the Wind's most iconic shots: Scarlett walking through a field of a thousand wounded soldiers, a mix, as it turns out, of extras and dummies. Certain items can take longer to source than the estimated week, particularly during busy trading periods and may take longer to arrive at our warehouse. And I sure did laugh at how so many characters die, right on time, just when the plot needed them to, just as they became an obstacle to something else happening.Entertainment Magpie Limited t/a Music Magpie is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority FRN 775278. Of course, we all know how this story ends, and the documentary comes to a close with the film's gala premiere in Atlanta, its incomparable success at the box office, and the armful of statuettes it would go on to take home at the Academy Awards the following year.

This is a sumptuous 1930s colour movie, one that swept the board at the Academy Awards, and it manages the grand sweep and the chamber scenes with near equal verve. Several of the other extras marvel at the production design, the film's lavish sets, and the ambitious matte paintings largely responsible for conveying the scale of this Civil War epic, yet they're not explored in any considerable depth either.I found it very entertaining and you can forget your problems for a few hours, focusing on the various personalities in the film. Though much of this information is also contained in Rudy Behlmer's audio commentary, the presentation here is still compelling, and if nothing else, Making of a Legend is worth watching for the screentests alone.

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