Gone With the Wind Movie Review Summary

Actors: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, Hattie McDaniel

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Scarlett O'Hara is a spoiled sixteen year old girl living on her father's plantation,Tara. While sitting on the porch with the recently kicked out of school Tarleton twins,she finds out that Ashley wilkes, the love of her life, is going to marry his own cousin, Melenie Hamilton. Scaelett is determined to change his mind. But all of her plans fail, and he is to marry Melenie anyway. In order to hurt him, she marries melenie's brother Charles, who dies not long after he goes away to war, leaving her with a new baby boy,Wade Hampton Hamilton. During her time in Atlanta, where she went to relieve depression, she befriends and beenemies a man named Rhett Butler. When Sheman breaks Atlanta, Scarlett is forced to flee, taking with her Melinie and her new baby, Wade, and a squirmish servant girl named Prissy. Rhett agrees to drive Scarlett to Tara, though the road is dangerous, but leaves her to join the army. scarlett is forced to venture further into danger alone and in full responsibility of the others. Find out what happens to Scarlett after arriving home. Can mother help? Will Rhett die in the war? Will the plantation fall apart? Will it always be up to her to care for everyone, even her worste enemy, Melenie? And most of all,will Ashley ever return to take her away from it all and supply her with the passion and love she longs for?
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The review of this Movie prepared by becca

Innocent, immature Southern belle Scarlett O'Hara is growing up in the Confederacy during the Civil War. She cares little about the war effort. However, problems eventually drag her into the grips of war. Scarlett learns how to fend for herself, and she becomes strong but selfish at the end of the war. The movie ends tragically when Scarlett's true love (though older than her) leaves her because Scarlett can't get her former lover out of her mind.
The review of this Movie prepared by DW

This is a story of a woman's fight during the Civil War. She faces hardships along the way, but she does whatever she has to, to assure the survival of herself and family. She faces growing up the hard way when her beloved home is surrounded by troops fighting in the Civil War.
The review of this Movie prepared by Jennifer Elizabeth

Ashley Wilkes is the love of Scarlett O'Hara's life, and she pursues him throughout this epic film, although he is married, and she herself marries three times. This story of unrequited love takes place with the American Civil War in the background, and shows Scarlett's descent into hardship and despondency as the war takes its toll. This film features great performances, one of the most noteable being made by Vivien Leigh, and to this day it is hard to imagine anyone else playing Scarlett. Clark Gable also leaves his mark as the enigmatic blockade runner Rhett Butler, Scarlett's third husband, and, as it transpires, the man she loves. All in all, a movie that must be seen, just for the experience.
The review of this Movie prepared by Soph

Scarlett O'Hara is in love with Ashley Wilkes. But Ashley marries his Cousin Melanie Hamilton. In anger, Scarlett marries the first man who asks her, Melanie's brother Charles. Within 2 months Charles dies in the Civil War leaving her with a baby. Scarlett moves to Atlanta and lives with Melanie and her Aunt. Bored, Scarlett goes to a fundraiser and meets Rhett Butler, the wealthy black sheep of Georgia and he falls in love with her. Melanie gets pregnant and Ashley goes to war. Atlanta is lain under siege. Scarlett along with her son Wade,her servant Prissy, Melanie, and Melanie's son Beau Ride to the plantation Tara, the place of Scarlett's birth. Scarlett finds no food, no animals, only 2 remaining servants, a dead mother, an insane father, and 2 sick sisters. Watch the movie and see what Scarlett does in this situation, and many others.
The review of this Movie prepared by lisiliu

The movie is about a young woman who has to live during the civil war and survive poverty. She is in love with the man Ashley Wilks who doesnt love her but leads her on as if he does. She marries men that she doesnt love and after her third husband Ret Buttler leaves her she discovers that shes loved him the whole time.
The review of this Movie prepared by Michelle

Southern belle Scarlet O'Hara wants to marry Ashley, but he's in love with his cousin Melanie. The story is set during the Civil War when the yankees are getting closer to Tara each day. Won nine Academy Awards. Based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Mitchell.
The review of this Movie prepared by Erik Stahlberg

Script Analysis of Gone With the Wind

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1600 to 1899 War impact on civilians/veterans    -   Yes Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   American South Kind of conflict:    -   war (general)    -   war, Civil

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   simply wealthy Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Extremely cynical or arrogant


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South City?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   lot of descript of crop raising Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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