'Gone With the Wind' Is Returning to Big Screen Theaters for the Film's 80th Anniversary 2 Days This Month!

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Get your tickets now—it will only be on the big screen for two days!


Viewers were captivated by the complicated love affair between Scarlett O'Hara, Rhett Butler, and Ashley Wilkes when Gone With the Wind was first released in theaters in 1939. The classic film, based off the novel by Margaret Mitchell, won a record-setting eight Oscars and is the highest-grossing movie at the global box office (when adjusted for inflation).
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Now, eighty years later, Gone With the Wind is returning to the big screen. Frankly, my dear,...

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Well given the toxic political climate when it comes down to Confederate symbols/statues it will be a test for Gone with the Wind.
Well given the toxic political climate when it comes down to Confederate symbols/statues it will be a test for Gone with the Wind.
It's so sad... I wouldn't be surprised if the now "lost its way" history channel bans that stuff too!!!
 
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I haven't since it last showed in the 1980's. I saw it at a historic Richmond Theater, which actually premiered it in 1939. It looked fantastic on the big screen with a newly restored print. The theater was been restored recently too. The organ came out of the stage floor, and had a color changing chandelier. I wouldn't mind seeing it again.
 

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After watching that movie from time to time for the last 50 years, I finally spotted something a couple of months back that ruined a scene for me. In the railroad yard in Atlanta, the hundreds of wounded. There are only a few real people as wounded strategically placed with their arms or legs moving. The rest are either dummies or simply prop uniforms laid out to resemble a person. Dammit.
 

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After watching that movie from time to time for the last 50 years, I finally spotted something a couple of months back that ruined a scene for me. In the railroad yard in Atlanta, the hundreds of wounded. There are only a few real people as wounded strategically placed with their arms or legs moving. The rest are either dummies or simply prop uniforms laid out to resemble a person. Dammit.
As I recall, Shelby Foote commented on that scene during Ken Burns' Civil War documentary.

Foote commented that the scene depicted an impossibly large number of wounded soldiers. He said that if the Confederate Army had had that many soldiers to begin with, the South wouldn't have lost the war.
 

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Get your tickets now—it will only be on the big screen for two days!


Viewers were captivated by the complicated love affair between Scarlett O'Hara, Rhett Butler, and Ashley Wilkes when Gone With the Wind was first released in theaters in 1939. The classic film, based off the novel by Margaret Mitchell, won a record-setting eight Oscars and is the highest-grossing movie at the global box office (when adjusted for inflation).
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Now, eighty years later, Gone With the Wind is returning to the big screen. Frankly, my dear,...

-REST OF ARTICLE: https://www.countryliving.com/life/...e-with-the-wind-in-theaters-80th-anniversary/
Well thank goodness SOME things never change! ------You know just the other day, to tell you how the mind of a civil war fan and Gone With the wind fan works, I was musing about how I have heard people express a wish that Leslie Howard had not been cast as Ashley Wilkes, and I was thinking about Errol Flynn and don't you think Flynn would have spiced Ashley up a bit and been a better southern beau?
 
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Well thank goodness SOME things never change! ------You know just the other day, to tell you how the mind of a civil war fan and Gone With the wind fan works, I was musing about how I have heard people express a wish that Leslie Howard had not been cast as Ashley Wilkes, and I was thinking about Errol Flynn and don't you think Flynn would have spiced Ashley up a bit and been a better southern beau?
I agree, Leslie Howard was too "wimpy" for my taste. Absolutely no competition for the handsome devil Rhett Butler for sure! Errol would've been much better.
 

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I'm not raining on anyone's enjoyment of GWTW but would like to point out there were protests over it 80 years ago, too. Honest. It's been an American love/hate thing since the day it opened.

Unbelievably it was showing on the plane on our way over to the States! Who would have thought :laugh:

Goodness, that's incredible! What airline?
 



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