There are some movies that just never seem to lose their spark. The story and its characters make their way down from generation to generation, and even more people fall in love with it. Yuh-huh, the likes of The Godfather, The Shawshank Redemption, Schindler’s List, Casablanca, Citizen Kane, The Wizard of Oz, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest have all become legendary, and they won’t be going away anytime soon (Phew!) Of course, those eagle-eyes movie fans amongst you will realize that there is one movie we haven’t mentioned so far. After all, Gone With the Wind is truly spectacular, and the kind of movie you could watch over and over again without getting bored. Trust us; we know from experience.
When Gone With the Wind was released in 1939, it quickly became a blockbuster hit. Everyone was talking about it, people were buying multiple movie tickets, and the whole world was caught in the windy grasp. With a cast including Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, and Olivia de Havilland…how could it not be popular?! Gone With the Wind follows Vivien Leigh’s character, Scarlett O’Hara, on the eve of the Civil War. And without posting too many spoilers, she finds love, loses it and tries to gain it back. It’s a whirlwind of emotions and truly magical. If you want to know even more about this incredible movie, take a look at these Gone With the Wind Secrets…
The production of Gone With The Wind was nothing less than an abominable mess, and they encountered so many problems it’s amazing that they produced what they did. The first director of the movie was fired after just three weeks, and then the script was written, re-written, written again, lengthened and altered. Eventually, the new script was finalized after seven 20-hour days. It’s been reported that David Selznick didn’t allow any of his writers to leave the room during these days, and they survived off bananas and water.