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Almost four hours of film is a lot? It depends on how much you like the story, the actors ... For fans of Gone With the Wind, It is a pleasure to see her again, especially this year, because the 75th anniversary of its premiere is celebrated. The film had its premiere in Atlanta on December 15, 1939, and premiered commercially in the United States in January 1940, with overwhelming success.
Based on the hit novel of the same name Margaret Mitchell, a best seller of the time, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937, tells the tortuous love story between the obstinate southern Scarlett O'Hara, who gave life Vivien Leigh, and womanizer Rhett Butler, played by Clark Gable, at the dawn of the American Secession War. It is a story full of love, hate, friendship, adventure, war, family ... that under the direction of Victor Fleming He became a classic in the History of Cinema, which won ten Oscars, including best film and director.
Official synopsis: Georgia, 1861. In the elegant southern mansion of Tara, lives Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh), the most beautiful, capricious and selfish young woman in the region. She sighs for the love of Ashley (Leslie Howard), but he is engaged to her cousin, the sweet and kind Melanie (Olivia de Havilland). At the last party before the outbreak of the Civil War (1861-1865), Scarlett meets the cynical and handsome Rhett Butler (Clark Gable), an arrogant and adventurous vividor, who only thinks of himself and has no intention of Participate in the contest. All he wants is to get rich and conquer the heart of the beautiful Scarlett.Advertising - Keep reading below Looking for Scarlett and Tara
The actress's choice to play Scarlett was difficult. Many important actresses volunteered for the role: Joan Crawford and Barbara Stanwyck, among others. The casting To look for the actress who played Scarlett lasted two years, and there were a total of 1,400 candidates. In the end, the English actress took the role Vivien Leigh, represented by the brother of the producer of the film.
Tare, the stately southern mansion that so obsessed Scarlet O'Hara, so present in the movie. How was it? Did Tara exist? The truth is that no, it was a set. It was not an authentic plantation house, but a facade, a huge outdoor structure, with a splendid porch with white columns, typical of the architectural style of the southern United States. And hollow, inside, pure facade. But in addition, it did not rise in the cottons of the south, but in a California set. The decorations of its supposed interiors, so elegant and majestic, are what inspire this deco-selection style Gone with the Wind.
The dresses of the protagonist Scarlett O'Hara and other actresses of the film, the uniforms and costumes of Ashley ... from the first frame there is a fashion show of first level. How to forget Vivien Leigh surrounded by suitors during a barbecue, wearing a spectacular dress and a large pamela collected with a huge green bow!
These hats, designed by Mabel Sanz, have nothing to envy to those in the movie. Undoubtedly, placed correctly on a clothes rack are a plus decoration.
The film's passionate kisses and many of its phrases are famous. In Tara, with Vivien Leight in shadow, with a desolate and ruined landscape, a dramatic scene: "... even if I have to cheat, be a thief or murder, I put God to witness that I will never go hungry again." Recall another, this one by Clark Gable, near the end of the movie, when Scarlett asks Rhett: "Where will I go? What will I do?" He answers before closing the door: "Frankly dear, I don't care about that." But did he really say that? In Spanish dubbing, yes. In the original, Rhett Butler's phrase is "Frankly, my dar, I don't give a dam", that is to say: "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." And also the phrase repeated by Scarlett several times: "After all, tomorrow will be another day."
For fans who want to pay tribute to the film giving a deco touch to their walls, we have found these vinyls: that of the kiss, in Muralesdepared.es and that of the phrase in Tenvinilo.com.
The halls and bedrooms of the mansion, including its halls, are deluxe. Portraits of ladies, ornamental moldings, striated columns ... Difficult to have those elements in a current house, but with palatial air wallpaper, you get a super elegant and evocative atmosphere. To create an atmosphere Gone wiht the Wind we have selected this wallpaper Chateau, from the Lewis & Wood firm. If you have a fireplace, you will only need a gold wall lamp ...
The protagonist's bedroom is a super suite room that leaves any spectator speechless. Silks, golds, velvets ... The dressing table in front of which Scarlet sits is spectacular and has inspired us to look in antiques which piece could be at its height. In Beatriz Bálgoma we have found this 19th-century Italian dressing table, in polychrome wood.
If the spaciousness of the bedroom seems more than generous, Scarlet O'Hara's bed is worthy of the best hotel. It has a canopy, maxi wavy headboard with bright upholstery and a capitoné wall. To adapt to a more current decoration, without losing an iota of sophistication, our proposal is this headboard George V, from Christopher Guy.From curtain to dress ...
A movie suit that no viewer forgets: the green velvet dress that the impoverished Scarlett O'hara makes with curtains before going to ask Rhet Butler for financial help. With the tassels of trimmings, the dress was impeccable.
To evoke those palatial curtains and that spectacular dress ... the golden trimmings, of the Osborne & Little signature, and the chaise longue Chandon Droite, velvety and green, by Christopher Guy.
Mirrors are everywhere in the movie and always in format oversized Of course, golden and profusely decorated. The model Conservatory, from Maisons du Monde, I could give that touch to the decoration of the living room or dining room.Parties and dances
Majestic stairs, impressive chandeliers ... The carefree world of parties and the luxury shown by the film contrasts with the desolation caused by war. This chandelier Tears, of Maisons du Monde, and the crystal game Saint Charles, from Vista Alegre, they could give that refined air and deluxe to the lounge and the bar cabinet.Cast actors
"Miss Scarlet, Miss Scarlet", Read with the accent of the great Mammy, the slave of the O'Hara family who accompanies Vivien Leigh during the film and who acts as a mother figure for Scarlet. Unforgettable the scene where they speak, while Mammy squeezes and tightens the corset to Scarlett. By the way, actress Hattie McDaniel was the first African-American nominated for an Oscar, and the first to win it.
This mannequin evokes the scene and wasp waist of actress Vivien Leigh. Is the model Valentine, from Maisons du Monde.
Fans of the film will want this commemorative edition with 5 albums containing more than 8 hours of extra content, and that includes Reproduction of the original 1939 Hand Program, with sketches of the costumes, storyboard Book of images and set of twenty photographs. But also many more things, enter www.warnerbros.es, to discover the content of each disc.