Gone With The Wind.

Essay by timofeiHigh School, 12th grade October 2003

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Adapted from the Margaret Mitchell's novel, the film Gone With The Wind was absolutely the best revolutionary motion picture of its day. The film was directed by Victor Fleming, produced by David O. Selznik, and the cinematography was done by Ernest Haller. Some of the actors include Leslie Howard, Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh and Olivia De Havilland.

Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) is the oldest of three daughters. Spoiled and hampered she has her heart set on marrying Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard). When Wilkes refuses her hand, she foolishly marries the first young man who asks her out, just for the reason of being petulant after Ashley's refusal. She is quickly widowed after the outbreak of the war with the North, and soon moves to her aunt's house in Atlanta. Atlanta is under the siege, which causes Scarlett to face personal and moral danger. Even though she is still supposed to be in mourning for her dead husband, she starts seeing Rhett Butler (Clark Gable).

The war ends and she returns to her cherished home, which she find's totally devastated. Her mother is dead and her father is unable to care for anything. At one point in the film she promises herself to completely rebuild her life, and like a typical hero, she finds that an impossible dream. At the end she is left out alone with the only hope for a "better tomorrow".

Gone With The Wind, it's a sweeping, tragic romantic drama - a convicting picture of America's Deep South in Civil War days, a story of jealousy, greed, persistence, and love of the land.

The choice of talents for this film was nearly flawless. Two main actors seem almost born for this role. Clark Gable might have been not so enthusiastic about his role of Rhett...