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Gone With The Wind
1939’s “Gone With the Wind” was not only the Oscar winner for “Best Picture”, but two of its stars, Vivien Leigh and Hattie McDaniel received awards for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, respectively. The classic story, based on the novel by Margaret Mitchell, tells of Southern belle Scarlett O’Hara and her love/hate relationship with scoundrel Rhett Butler. With the added conflict of the Civil War and Scarlett’s undying love for Ashley, can the legendary onscreen couple find love and happiness? Here are a few movie mistakes to look for while watching “Gone With The Wind”.
∙ Several times throughout the movie, a character can be heard speaking but the actor/actress’ lips aren’t movie or are out of sync. One noticeable scene where this happens is the conversation between Scarlett and Mammy where the two are talking about raising tax money.
∙ Rhett and Scarlett go to get Melanie. When Rhett picks Melanie up from her bed, he’s not wearing a hat. But a few moments later, his hat appears.
∙ During the scene when Scarlett’s father tells everyone the war is over, Melanie can be seen on the stairs and she’s not holding the baby. But, in the very next view of her, she’s holding the baby in her arms.
∙ CAUTION: May Contain Spoilers! Towards the end of the movie, Bonnie dies. During the scne, Scarltt is drinking from a tea cup. Scarlett places the tea cup on the table next to her and stands up. However, in the next view, a quick look at the table shows that the tea cup is gone.
∙ Melanie is taking care of an injured Ashley. She picks up a lamp and an electric cord can be seen coming out of it. While electricity had been discovered by then, electric cords weren’t used at the time. (See Buzzle article for more electricity information.)
“Gone With The Wind” (1939) stars Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, Hattie McDaniel, George Reeves and Thomas Mitchell. It runs 238 minutes and is rated G.
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