History Film / GoneWithTheWind

10th Dec '16 5:24:57 PM DrOO7
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* TraumaCongaLine: Within one year, Scarlett miscarries the first child she really wanted, loses her favorite living child, loses her best friend, the man she thought she loved, and the man she did love. It's even worse in the movie, where all this happens over a matter of ''days''.
30th Nov '16 10:17:17 PM mlsmithca
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* UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar
30th Nov '16 10:11:24 PM mlsmithca
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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Stuart Tarleton is annoyed that Cade Calvert's Yankee stepmother is afraid of him and thinks Southerners are barbarians. Brent points out that this is because Stuart ''' ''shot her stepson in the leg.'' ''' Stuart brushes this off as him being 'lickered up' at the time, and, after all, nobody else minded.

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Stuart Tarleton is annoyed that Cade Calvert's Yankee stepmother is afraid of him and thinks Southerners are barbarians. Brent points out that this is because Stuart ''' ''shot her stepson in the leg.'' ''' Stuart brushes this off as him being 'lickered up' at the time, and, after all, nobody else minded.



* CannotSpitItOut: Rhett does confess his feelings to Scarlett a few times, but he invariably subverts his confessions by chickening out and convincing her he's making fun of her. He justifies this by saying that if she knew about his feelings, she'd make his life a living hell; but it becomes more and more obvious as the story progresses that she's already done that.
** Not to mention that Rhett outright lies, once or twice, when Scarlett asks him point-blank if he's in love with her. Once, when Scarlett reveals that she's been considering an abortion, Rhett reacts in outrage and horror, and then when the amazed Scarlett tells him she didn't know he cared that much about her, he switches gears and casually replies that he just doesn't want to lose a good investment.
*** Leading to the sad irony that Scarlett falls victim to this herself. By the time she begins to realize that she cares about Rhett, she's just as reluctant to tell him for the very reasons that he couldn't tell her--she's afraid he will mock and reject her.
*** Scarlett would have given up on Ashley if he had just told her he truly loves Melanie.
*** Scarlett never getting a chance to explain to Rhett that the embrace she and Ashley were caught in was completely innocent.

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* CannotSpitItOut: Rhett does confess his feelings to Scarlett a few times, but he invariably subverts his confessions by chickening out and convincing her he's making fun of her. He justifies this by saying that if she knew about his feelings, she'd make his life a living hell; but it becomes more and more obvious as the story progresses that she's already done that.
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that. Not to mention that Rhett outright lies, once or twice, when Scarlett asks him point-blank if he's in love with her. Once, when Scarlett reveals that she's been considering an abortion, Rhett reacts in outrage and horror, and then when the amazed Scarlett tells him she didn't know he cared that much about her, he switches gears and casually replies that he just doesn't want to lose a good investment.
*** ** Leading to the sad irony that Scarlett falls victim to this herself. By the time she begins to realize that she cares about Rhett, she's just as reluctant to tell him for the very reasons that he couldn't tell her--she's afraid he will mock and reject her.
*** ** Scarlett would have given up on Ashley if he had just told her he truly loves Melanie.
*** ** Scarlett never getting a chance to explain to Rhett that the embrace she and Ashley were caught in was completely innocent.
30th Nov '16 2:21:38 PM DrOO7
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* BigEater: Scarlett openly loves to eat, unlike the typical Southern belle.

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* BigEater: Scarlett openly loves to eat, unlike the typical Southern belle.belle--one of her few legitimate reasons for liking Ashley is that he's told her he likes to see a girl with a healthy appetite.
10th Oct '16 2:35:41 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* TalentDouble: As Vivien Leigh couldn't dance, she is doubled in all non close-up shots by Sally De Marco.
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.
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