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Gone With the Wind akkakaka
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Gone with the wind is based on a novel by Margaret Mitchell that was written in 1936 directed by Victor Fleming. The film has multiple stars including Clark Gable as Rhett Butler , Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, and Hattie McDaniel. Gone with the wind was a fictional story released in 1939 telling about the civil war and the reconstruction era from a white southern point of view. This movie has made more money than any other film in box office history ( record that stood for twenty years ) winning ten academy awards .

1861 , on a cotton plantation called “ Tara “ located in rural Georgia starts the movie . The owner of the plantation is the O’Hara family which consists of Irish immigrant Gerald O’Hara, his wife Ellen O’Hara. Their children are Suellen, Careen, and Scarlett O’Hara. Scarlett is a very spoiled but smart person and is used to getting what she wants. She is upset and jealous when she finds out that Ashley is getting married to his cousin, Melanie Hamilton. At the party where they intend to announce the engagement, Scarlett notices that she is being admired by an older bachelor named Rhett Butler. The announcement of engagement is interrupted when everybody finds out that war has broken out. As all the men rush to join the confederate army. While she watches, Melanie’s younger brother, Charles, who Scarlett had been meaninglessly flirting with, asks Scarlett to marry him. Even though she does not love him, she says yes and they marry before he leaves for war. Charles dies quickly in the war after a battle with pneumonia and measles. Although the south started out strong in the war, everything changes after the battle of Gettysburg. Eight months after the battle, the city of Atlanta...
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