Original Name: Gone with the Wind
Country: United States
Direction: Victor Fleming
Script: Sidney Howard (adapted from the novel "Gone with the Wind" written by Margaret Mitchell)
Length: 238 minutes
In "Gone with the Wind", we can see that the film is very poetic. Besides the obvious characteristics inherited from the theater (such as the long opening music and closing music and a musical interlude in the middle of the film), this "poetry" is also evidenced by the analysis of two other aspects of the feature.
The first is photography, which brings us the war by creating a violent environment through their dark colors and special features (the green screen is an example). There are also some moments of "inner peace" of the characters, almost always transmitted in backlit.
The second aspect is the script, which is extremely nationalistic. The southerners are very patriotic (except Rhett Butler) and the main character, Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh), is characterized as an immature woman who survives at the expense of affection from other men and has a strong bond with Tara, her birthplace.
Analyzing the work by an angle completely subjective, I believe that both the writer and the director wanted the main character representing the Confederates and Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) symbolizing the Yankees. Although there are several scenes where it's exalted the similarities between the two characters, their actions always culminate in a quarrel, proving that they are lovingly and socially incompatible.
The name of the movie, "Gone with the Wind", has nothing to do with the romance existed in the plot. The title refers, as you will see early in the film, to a society that disappeared along with the American Civil War. The society, represented by Scalett O'Hara and Tara, her land, is the former enslaver South from US.
As an adaptation of a novel, the film has achieved its goal. As a romance movie, it deserves to be remembered. However, depicting American history is that "Gone with the Wind" reached its apex and it became what it is today.
This is definitely a must-read for those hopeless romantics and lovers of history.