Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American epic historical romance film adapted from the 1936 novel by Margaret Mitchell.
Romance films are romantic love stories recorded in visual media for broadcast in theaters and on cinema that focus on passion, emotion, and the affectionate romantic involvement of the main characters and the journey that their genuinely strong, true and pure romantic love takes them through dating, courtship or marriage.
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The film was produced by David O. Selznick of Selznick International Pictures and directed by Victor Fleming.
Selznick International Pictures was a Hollywood motion picture studio created by David O. Selznick in 1935, and dissolved in 1943.
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Set in the American South against the backdrop of the American Civil War and the Reconstruction era, the film tells the story of Scarlett O'Hara, the strong-willed daughter of a Georgia plantation owner.
Katie Scarlett O'Hara is a fictional character and the protagonist in Margaret Mitchell's 1936 novel Gone with the Wind and in the later film of the same name.
The Southern United States, commonly referred to as the American South, Dixie, or simply the South, is a region of the United States of America.
The American Civil War was a civil war in the United States fought from 1861 to 1865.
It follows her romantic pursuit of Ashley Wilkes, who is married to his cousin, Melanie Hamilton, and her subsequent marriage to Rhett Butler.
The leading roles are played by Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Leslie Howard, and Olivia de Havilland.
William Clark Gable was an American film actor, often referred to as "The King of Hollywood".
Dame Olivia Mary de Havilland is a retired British-American actress.
Filming was delayed for two years because of Selznick's determination to secure Gable for the role of Rhett Butler, and the "search for Scarlett" led to 1,400 women being interviewed for the part.
The original screenplay was written by Sidney Howard and underwent many revisions by several writers in an attempt to get it down to a suitable length.
The original director, George Cukor, was fired shortly after filming began and was replaced by Fleming, who in turn was briefly replaced by Sam Wood while Fleming took some time off due to exhaustion.
Samuel Grosvenor Wood was an American film director and producer, who was best known for directing such Hollywood hits as A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, and The Pride of the Yankees.
The film received positive reviews upon its release in December 1939, although some reviewers found it overlong.
The casting was widely praised, and many reviewers found Leigh especially suited to her role as Scarlett.
At the 12th Academy Awards, it received ten Academy Awards from thirteen nominations, including wins for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actress.
The Academy Awards, or "Oscars", is an annual American awards ceremony hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements in the United States film industry as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.
The 12th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, honored the best in film for 1939.
It set records for the total number of wins and nominations at the time.
Gone with the Wind was immensely popular when first released.
It became the highest-earning film made up to that point, and held the record for over a quarter of a century.
When adjusted for monetary inflation, it is still the highest-grossing film in history.
In economics, inflation is a sustained increase in the general price level of goods and services in an economy over a period of time.
It was re-released periodically throughout the 20th century and became ingrained in popular culture.
The film is regarded as one of the greatest films of all time; it has placed in the top ten of the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 American films since the list's inception in 1998.
The American Film Institute is a film organization that educates filmmakers and honors the heritage of the moving picture arts in the U.S. AFI is supported by private funding and public membership.
In 1989, the United States Library of Congress selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.
The Library of Congress is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress and is the de facto national library of the United States.
The National Film Registry is the United States National Film Preservation Board's selection of films for preservation in the Library of Congress.