Movies for Valentines Day
Gone with the Wind
Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American film, a historical epic and romance drama adapted from Margaret Mitchells Pulitzer winning 1936 novel of the same name. It was produced by David O. Selznick and directed by Victor Fleming from a screenplay by Sidney Howard. Set in the 19th century American South, the film stars Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, and Hattie McDaniel, among others, and tells a story of the American Civil War and Reconstruction era from a Southern point of view.
The film received 10 Academy Awards 8 competitive, 2 honorary, a record that stood for 20 years. In the American Film Institutes inaugural Top 100 Best American Films of All Time list of 1998, it was ranked fourth. Gone With the Wind has sold more tickets in the U.S. than any other film in history, and is considered one of the greatest and most popular films of all time and an enduring symbol of the golden age of Hollywood. The film was the longest American sound film made up to that time three hours and 44 minutes in length, plus a four minute intermission.