History YMMV / GoneWithTheWind

12th Apr '16 6:21:28 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: For the premiere, not the movie - just before the film's Atlanta premiere, members of a local black church choir were invited to sing as part of a "Southern Plantation" Pageant (with the singing slaves and the black actors banned from the premiere due to Atlanta's segregation laws, it was as racist as it sounds). One of the singers of the choir happened to be Creator/MartinLuthorKingJr, with his father as the choir master. [[Website/{{Cracked}} As some people claim, it also had one of the most sarcastic performances of ''Jimmy Crack Corn'' imaginable.]]
4th Mar '16 5:18:45 PM DreamerCynist2
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* HeyItsThatGuy: For the premiere, not the movie - just before the film's Atlanta premiere, members of a local black church choir were invited to sing as part of a "Southern Plantation" Pageant (with the singing slaves and the black actors banned from the premiere due to Atlanta's segregation laws, it was as racist as it sounds). One of the singers of the choir happened to be Creator/MartinLuthorKingJr, with his father as the choir master. [[Website/{{Cracked}} as some people claim, it also had one of the most sarcastic performances of ''Jimmy Crack Corn'' imaginable.]]

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* HeyItsThatGuy: For the premiere, not the movie - just before the film's Atlanta premiere, members of a local black church choir were invited to sing as part of a "Southern Plantation" Pageant (with the singing slaves and the black actors banned from the premiere due to Atlanta's segregation laws, it was as racist as it sounds). One of the singers of the choir happened to be Creator/MartinLuthorKingJr, with his father as the choir master. [[Website/{{Cracked}} as As some people claim, it also had one of the most sarcastic performances of ''Jimmy Crack Corn'' imaginable.]]
4th Mar '16 5:17:53 PM DreamerCynist2
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* HeyItsThatGuy: For the premiere, not the movie - just before the film's Atlanta premiere, members of a local black church choir were invited to sing as part of a "Southern Plantation" Pageant (with the singing slaves and the black actors banned from the premiere due to Atlanta's segregation laws, it was as racist as it sounds). One of the singers of the choir happened to be Creator/MartinLuthorKingJr, with his father as the choir master. [[Website/{{Cracked}}It, as some people claim, also had one of the most sarcastic performances of ''Jimmy Crack Corn'' imaginable.]]

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* HeyItsThatGuy: For the premiere, not the movie - just before the film's Atlanta premiere, members of a local black church choir were invited to sing as part of a "Southern Plantation" Pageant (with the singing slaves and the black actors banned from the premiere due to Atlanta's segregation laws, it was as racist as it sounds). One of the singers of the choir happened to be Creator/MartinLuthorKingJr, with his father as the choir master. [[Website/{{Cracked}}It, [[Website/{{Cracked}} as some people claim, it also had one of the most sarcastic performances of ''Jimmy Crack Corn'' imaginable.]]
24th Jan '16 1:24:43 PM rememberthehood1941
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*** Actually, the book implies that Mellie ''enjoyed'' her marital relations, an interesting contrast to Scarlett, [[LieBackAndThinkOfEngland who saw it as a means to an end]]
16th Jan '16 7:23:34 PM toonyloon
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Zig-zagged, much like ''[[Film/TheWizardOfOz]]'':

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Zig-zagged, much like ''[[Film/TheWizardOfOz]]'':''Film/TheWizardOfOz'':
4th Jan '16 4:08:00 PM res20stupid
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* HeyItsThatGuy: For the premiere, not the movie - just before the film's Atlanta premiere, members of a local black church choir were invited to sing as part of a "Southern Plantation" Pageant (with the singing slaves and the black actors banned from the premiere due to Atlanta's segregation laws, it was as racist as it sounds). One of the singers of the choir happened to be Creator/MartinLuthorKingJr, with his father as the choir master. [[Website/{{Cracked}}It, as some people claim, also had one of the most sarcastic performances of ''Jimmy Crack Corn'' imaginable.]]
28th Dec '15 6:16:28 PM fearlessnikki
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Scarlett is one of the most enigmatic characters of cinema and literature.

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Scarlett is one of the most enigmatic characters of cinema and literature.literature. Some can't decide whether she's the DesignatedHero or a VillainProtagonist. Notably while she's a selfish and manipulative {{Jerkass}} to a lot of people, she cares deeply for Rhett, Ashley and Melanie. Even jealous at Melanie ending up with Ashley, she still helps deliver Mellie's baby and drive her all the way from Atlanta to Tara. She's also the ultimate pragmatist - and most of her actions in Part 2 are done out of motivation to help Tara, rotten though some of them may be.



** CovertPervert for Ashley. For all his high morals, not only can he barely hold himself from giving in to Scarlett's advances, but there's also the question of Melanie's second pregnancy. Since pretty much everybody knew that having another child would kill her and since Melanie would have been ''highly'' unlikely to cheat... the [[DeathBySex implications]] are pretty unfortunate indeed.

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** CovertPervert for Ashley. For all his high morals, not only can he barely hold himself from giving in to Scarlett's advances, but there's also the question of Melanie's second pregnancy. Since pretty much everybody knew that having another child would kill her and since Melanie would have been ''highly'' unlikely to cheat... the [[DeathBySex implications]] are pretty unfortunate indeed. Likewise after [[spoiler: Melanie's death]], Scarlett finally realises that Ashley ''did'' love her. She outright says that had Ashley told her he loved Melanie more, she would have probably been able to move on. Ashley never once tells Scarlett, despite having plenty of opportunities to. Was he just too timid to break Scarlett's heart, despite the good it would have done them in the long run? Or did he enjoy the idea of the unattainable Scarlett throwing herself at him?



* DesignatedHero: For the hero of the novel, Scarlett is a huge [[{{Jerkass}} bitch]].
** While she's the main character, the vast majority of her actions are never portrayed as good or honorable, though she's far more conflicted about them than any true villain would be.



* EnsembleDarkhorse: Mammy.
* EthnicScrappy: Prissy. Oh God, Prissy.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Mammy.
Mammy, due to being a FairForItsDay portrayal. She's still intelligent and competent, despite being servile to white people. She was enough of one to bag Hattie [=McDaniel=] an Oscar, the first one ever awarded to an African American.
* EthnicScrappy: Prissy. Oh God, Prissy.Prissy on the other hand. She's lazy, incompetent, loud and TheLoad on the ride back to Tara.



* HollywoodHomely: In the book, Melanie is described as very plain. Scarlett describes her thusly in the movie, but the effect is somewhat lost due to Melanie being played by ''Creator/OliviaDeHavilland''.
** Arguably, Scarlett might just be subconsciously envious because everyone loves [[TheIngenue kind-hearted Melanie]].

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* HollywoodHomely: In the book, Melanie is described as very plain. Scarlett describes her thusly in the movie, but the effect is somewhat lost due to Melanie being played by ''Creator/OliviaDeHavilland''.
** Arguably,
''Creator/OliviaDeHavilland''. It could be a reflection of Scarlett's own superficial views as well. Melanie notably wears very modest and plain dresses in contrast to Scarlett might just and the other ladies' elaborate finery. So Scarlett may see Melanie as plain for this reason and she could also be subconsciously envious jealous because everyone loves [[TheIngenue kind-hearted Melanie]].kind-hearted]] Melanie.
25th Nov '15 3:07:20 PM DrOO7
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** Also to the unnamed girl whose reputation Rhett ruined by refusing to marry her after being out after dark. Even though she didn't have a baby, which would imply that they ''didn't'' have sex.
25th Nov '15 3:05:12 PM DrOO7
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* HollywoodPudgy: Scarlett laments the fact that her post-baby waist is 20 inches, declaring herself to be "as big as Aunt Pittypat". Aside from 20 inches being almost impossibly slim, Scarlett looks ''nothing'' like the plump Aunt Pitty.
28th Sep '15 5:15:46 PM SpaghettiBoy
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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Zig-zagged, much like ''[[Film/TheWizardOfOz]]'':
** What caused a lot of controversy in the day? The fact that Clark Gable said "Damn". At the time, this was ''unheard'' of. The set designs and acting can be seen as quite cheesy and dated by today's standards.
** On the other hand, the movie has aged ''very'' well and still held up to movies made thirty years later.
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