History Awesome / GoneWithTheWind

30th Nov '16 9:13:28 PM PaulA
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* Real life SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome - Hattie [=McDaniel=] becoming the first African-American to win an Oscar, a good fifteen years before the Civil Rights Movement.
** An incensed Clark Gable threatening to boycott the movie's Atlanta premiere when he heard Hattie [=McDaniel=] was not welcome because of segregation. Even better - it was [=McDaniel=] herself who convinced Gable to change his mind and attend the premiere.
** Even before this, Gable outright threatened to ''quit'' the film when he discovered the segregated facilities for the African-American cast members.
** Gable and [=McDaniel=] had known each other before the film and were friendly for the rest of their lives. One can't help but feel this informs their performance, and is partly the reason for Rhett's fondness for Mammy in film.



* When adjusted for inflation, this is ''still'' the highest-grossing movie ever made, which doesn't look like it's being broken any time soon.
30th Nov '16 9:12:44 PM PaulA
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* Melanie (this shy, intellectual woman who everyone thinks is completely spineless) stands up against her own family to defend Scarlett, calling out several of Atlanta's most influential women (and, by extension, their ostracising, oppressive Southern culture). If anyone ''but'' Melanie had done so, they would have been made just as much an outcast as Scarlett; but as things go, Melanie's unyielding defense of her friend sparks a miniature civil war in the town. Her speech is almost enough to make the reader believe that Scarlett is a good person.
6th Jan '16 4:32:03 PM Pren
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* When adjusted for inflation, this is ''still'' the highest-grossing movie ever made, which doesn't look like it's being broken any time soon.
29th Nov '15 10:05:55 PM Elemiel
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* The ending. As Scarlett breaks down after saying goodbye to a dying Melanie and failing to stop Rhett from leaving, she remembers her father's words about Tara. And just as she did before, she gathers her strength and ''swears'' to return to Tara and find a way to get Rhett back.

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* The ending. As Scarlett breaks down after saying goodbye to a dying Melanie and failing to stop Rhett from leaving, she remembers her father's words about Tara. And just as she did before, she gathers her strength and ''swears'' to return to Tara and find a way to get Rhett back. After all the tragedy she's been through in the past year, Scarlett refuses to be brought down by it.
29th Nov '15 10:04:18 PM Elemiel
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* The ending. As Scarlett breaks down after saying goodbye to a dying Melanie and failing to stop Rhett from leaving, she remembers her father's words about Tara. And just as she did before, she gathers her strength and ''swears'' to return to Tara and find a way to get Rhett back.
-->'''Scarlett:''' Tomorrow is another day!
18th Mar '15 5:29:18 PM MarkLungo
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: There's a reason MaxSteiner's score is number 2 on the list of AFI's top 25 film scores ever.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: There's a reason MaxSteiner's Music/MaxSteiner's score is number 2 on the list of AFI's top 25 film scores ever.
5th Nov '14 11:58:54 PM DrOO7
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** Even before this, Gable outright threatened to ''quit'' the film when he discovered the segregated facilities for the African-American cast members.
15th Oct '14 7:18:59 PM toongrrl1990
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S72nI4Ex_E0 "All we got is Cotton, Slaves, and Arrogance!"]] speech. Rhett manages to deflate the inflated fantasies of a roomful of Southern Gentlemen who are convinced they will defeat the Yankees by pointing out that the North have a fully equipped Navy and Army along with factories that can make weapons with a great sense of calm and dignity.
** [[SilkHidingSteel Ashley]] declares he will fight for the South but it's a sad, sad thing if things aren't even attempted to be resolved peacefully while warding off any criticisms of his more hot-blooded peers and gently telling Charles that there is no way he'd win in a fight with Rhett when the latter was accused of cowardice.
25th May '14 11:45:32 PM RushLimborg
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* The fairly obvious one: Scarlett thundering to the heavens her famous "As God is my witness" speech.
25th May '14 11:45:04 PM RushLimborg
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* The fairly obvious one: Scarlett thundering to the heavens her famous "As God is my witness" speech.
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