Posts Tagged ‘GWTW’ Frankly, Scarlett: 10 things you might not know about GWTW.

GoneWiththeWind1From It was the first color film to win the Best Picture Oscar and is ranked as one of the greatest movie of all time by the American Film Institute. In its first four years of release the film sold 59.5 million tickets, a number equal to half the population of the United States in 1939 and according to Box Office Mojo it’s the highest grossing film of all time when adjusted for ticket price inflation.

This year Gone with the Wind celebrates its seventy-fifth anniversary as “the most iconic film of all time.”

Set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, the story of Southern Belle Scarlett O’Hara and her torrid affair with blockade runner Rhett Butler remains so popular it has motivated legions of fans, called Windies, to gather in period costume in author Margaret Mitchell’s hometown of Atlanta, Georgia… Read the whole thing HERE!

Toronto, Meet Tara Seven decades later, Gone with the Wind is still VIP-screening material By Shinan Govani, National Post Published: Monday, November 23, 2009

77081-050-B4287213Forbidden love … a hunk capable of sending out mixed messages … a heroine who’s smitten and spirited, if not a little histrionic at times …a society splintered … a saga, a sensation, an epic sweep.

But, nope, not a vampire in sight.

As the cha-ching, chachings continue to come in for the latest Twilight flick, a movie of another kind — one no less a crowd-pleaser in its time — is receiving an airing in Toronto tomorrow. Courtesy of Warner Home Entertainment, it’s Gone with the Wind — the ultimate motion picture for Civil War-hards.

A VIP screening, combined with an invite-only dinner it is, for a film that won eight — eight! — Oscars way back when, and continues to dominate the all-time lists. And for those giving a damn about Vivien Leigh — and Clark Gable’s unique brand of brawn — the movie is new again, indulgently remastered for its 70th anniversary.

But talk about an early start time!

Because Gone with the Wind is famously almost four –four! — hours long, the aforementioned event is scheduled to begin when the markets are very much open–at 4 p.m.! Set to roll in the Hazelton Hotel’s exclusive screening screen (the best place to watch movies in the city, natch), the whole thing starts at four, breaks at 6 p.m. for dinner, and continues again at 7 p.m.

The man minding the watch, by the way, is professional filmgoer Richard Crouse.

Does it all sound a bit like the Amazing Race answer to the movies? They do say that the story is, well, timeless.