History Film / GoneWithTheWind

22nd Sep '16 9:22:17 PM nombretomado
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** The film adaptation saved GWTW as popular culture. First, by making Bonnie an only child (see Demoted to Extra entry below), her impact on the story was exponentially more important and believable. Second, by changing the circumstances of the shanty town raid, producer Selznick unwittingly saved the movie from the same future fate as [[Film/TheBirthOfANation the previous blockbuster record-holder about the Civil War]].

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** The film adaptation saved GWTW as popular culture. First, by making Bonnie an only child (see Demoted to Extra entry below), her impact on the story was exponentially more important and believable. Second, by changing the circumstances of the shanty town raid, producer Selznick unwittingly saved the movie from the same future fate as [[Film/TheBirthOfANation [[Film/TheBirthOfANation1915 the previous blockbuster record-holder about the Civil War]].
2nd Sep '16 6:35:50 PM 17weakleyr
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* OverlyLongName: By the end of the book, Scarlett's full name is Katie Scarlett O'Hara Hamilton Kennedy Butler. Somewhat averted in that no one ever calls her by it, in or out of universe.
12th Aug '16 4:03:50 PM freyalorelei
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Filmed in 1939 (having been in development since just after the book's publication in 1936) in glorious Technicolor, starring Vivien Leigh as Scarlett and Creator/ClarkGable as Rhett. Interestingly, director Victor Fleming was also the director of another legendary Technicolor film from that year - ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''.

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Filmed in 1939 (having been in development since just after the book's publication in 1936) in glorious Technicolor, starring Vivien Leigh Creator/VivienLeigh as Scarlett and Creator/ClarkGable as Rhett. Interestingly, director Victor Fleming was also the director of another legendary Technicolor film from that year - ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''.
31st Jul '16 10:39:57 AM k410ren
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* WarIsHell: As experienced by Scarlett, Melanie, Wade, Mammy and Gerald as civilians. Also experienced by Ashley and Rhett as soldiers.

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* WarIsHell: As experienced by Scarlett, Melanie, Wade, Mammy and Gerald as civilians. Also experienced by Ashley and Rhett as soldiers. Ashley even says most of the miseries of the world are caused by wars.
31st Jul '16 10:08:44 AM k410ren
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* ParentalSubstitute: In the book, Melanie becomes one for Wade, whose mother (Scarlett) views him as little more than an inconvenience.


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* ThePrankster: Stuart and Brent Tarleton, which got them kicked out of four colleges.
18th Jul '16 5:58:55 AM k410ren
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* NeckSnap: [[spoiler: Bonnie, though it's due to a fall rather than someone intentionally snapping it.]]
18th Jul '16 5:52:38 AM k410ren
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* ShootTheDog:
** [[spoiler: Uncle Henry mentions having to shoot John Wilkes' horse, which, by the way, was Mrs. Tarleton's best horse.]]
** [[spoiler: Rhett shoots Bonnie's pony after Bonnie dies.]]
12th Jul '16 2:26:47 PM DrOO7
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* ChristianityIsCatholic: The O'Haras are. Which makes sense, as Gerald is Irish and Ellen is French. They seem to be the only ones, however--when Rhett resumes attending church in order to regain respectability in the community, it's the Episcopalian one he goes to.
10th Jul '16 4:40:51 PM k410ren
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* BoomHeadshot: What Scarlett does to the Union deserter.
25th Jun '16 8:48:06 PM shatterstar
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* DefiledForever: Part of the reason why Rhett is not received by any fine family in Charleston is that he refused to marry a girl he had been out with for too long without a chaperone. Nothing actually ''happened'', but the scandal caused by their actions was enough.

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* DefiledForever: Part of May be seen as the reason why case for Cathleen Calvert in the book. While technically she submits to the marriage of her on volition, it's [[DontYouDarePityMe shown]] she resents it greatly; and it destroys her, making her nothing but a piece of sad white trash.
** Also to the unnamed girl whose reputation
Rhett is not received ruined by any fine family in Charleston is that he refused refusing to marry a girl he had been her after being out with for too long without after dark. Even though she didn't have a chaperone. Nothing actually ''happened'', but the scandal caused by their actions was enough.baby, which would imply that they ''didn't'' have sex.



* DeusAngstMachina and TraumaCongaLine: No matter how you feel about Scarlett as the protagonist, you have to admit ''a lot'' of bad stuff happens to her.

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* DeusAngstMachina and / TraumaCongaLine: No matter how you feel about When finally, after walking for days and while starving, Scarlett has finally reach her home, there's a ''lovely'' surprise for her. Her mommy is [[TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth dead]]. [[SanitySlippage Daddy's gone mad with grief.]] [[IllGirl Her sisters are sick with typhoid.]] [[SlaveLiberation The slaves have fled]] [[HappinessInSlavery except the ones loyal to the family]], who are very few and also house slaves; generally not good for helping in the fields. [[FromBadToWorse The house was completely pillaged]] [[ArmiesAreEvil by the Yankees]] and now must provide for a large family with two children and three sick women, with the mentally unstable father as the protagonist, you have to admit ''a lot'' only man of bad stuff happens to her.the house. [[DespairEventHorizon In addition, she must cultivate an entire plantation with only three black slaves]] because it's her ''only'' source of income, while before they had hundreds of these.



* FunnyForeigner: Gerald O'Hara is a stereotypical Irishman to the nth degree, while Creole Rene Picard brings it just as hard.

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* FunnyForeigner: Gerald O'Hara is a stereotypical Irishman to the nth degree, while Creole Rene Picard brings it just as hard.hard
* FunWithAcronyms / TakeThat / StealthPun: Rhett's comment about the South only having "'''C'''otton, '''S'''laves and '''A'''rrogance," paralleling the initials of the '''C'''onfederate '''S'''tates of '''A'''merica.
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