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'Gone With The Wind' Turns 78 Today

January 17, 2018

"Gone With The Wind" is considered one of the most beloved, enduring, and fantastic films ever to have been created. Debuting in 1939, "Gone With The Wind" changed Hollywood in more ways than one.

"Gone With The Wind," the movie, was based on the 1936 Margaret Mitchell best-selling novel of the same name. The book was a period piece that took place during the American Civil War. The film had skyrocketing reviews, due in large part to its use of technicolor, something that was new and practically unheard of in films. The color of the film only enhanced the already epic film.

Today, 78 years after it first appeared on the Silver Screen, people are still in love with the period piece. The film’s monumental cast created a classic and emotional storyline; Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler’s romance proved to be one of the most tragic stories on film. The world was gripped by the drama of love, war, and money.

The four stars of the film were Clark Gable, Leslie Howard, Olivia De Havilland, and of course, Vivien Leigh. They all went on to star in other movies, but none that ever amounted to the same success as "Gone With The Wind." The film went on to win ten Academy Awards. 

Today, we celebrate the movie and all of its greatness! Happy 78th Birthday, "Gone With The Wind!"

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