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Take the Gone With The Wind Quiz

Last updated on: March 05, 2019 10:47 IST

Gone With The Wind approaches a landmark birthday.
Take this quiz and celebrate the movie classic.

A scene from Gone With The Wind

IMAGE: Rhett Butler comforts Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With The Wind. Photograph: Kind courtesy Wikimedia Commons

It has been 80 years since Vivien Leigh, on light feet, showing off her 17-inch waist, traipsed across the silver screen as the vivacious but stunning Scarlett O'Hara.

The classic American Civil War romance Gone with the Wind, one of Hollywood's legendary hits, was released in 1939.

IMAGE: Scarlett attends a birthday party after a quarrel with Rhett. Photograph: Kind courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Filming was delayed by two years while Producer David O Selznick looked for an actress to play Scarlett O'Hara and for Clark Gable to be free to play Rhett Butler.

The wait was well worth it.

Eight decades later, Leigh and Gable's on-screen chemistry makes their scenes sizzle.

IMAGE: Mammy, Melanie and Scarlett at Tara after the war. Photograph: Kind courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Based on Margaret Mitchell's 1,037 page novel, of which some 30 million copies have been printed till date, Sidney Howard did a masterful job adapting this all-time favourite (the second most popular book in America in 2014 after the Bible) into a screenplay.

 

Gone With The Wind has, since 1939, mopped up $3 billion in tickets worldwide, according to figures adjusted for inflation quoted in a 2014 New York Post article, more than Star Wars, even in an age when many a viewer would have mixed feelings about its sugar-coated portrayal of slavery and its celebration of the Ante-Bellum American south.

IMAGE: Ashley Wilkes returns to the battlefront after a Christmas furlough. Photograph: Kind courtesy Wikimedia Commons>

Gone With The Wind made a theatrical return in its 80th year when it was screened in theatres in America on February 28 and March 3.

Let's hope theatres in India show Gone With The Wind on this milestone anniversary and millennials get a chance to see the epic on the big screen.

Until then, a Gone With The Wind quiz to savour:

 

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