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1939, Directed by Victor Fleming On December 15, 1939 a movie was released in Atlanta, GA that would forever change how people saw the "Old South". This movie quickly became a smash hit and went on to become the #1 movie of all time and still holds the title.The movie was "Gone With The Wind". Directed by Victor Fleming, this movie is the beloved epic of the South. The movie's main character is Scarlett O'Hara. Opposite her is the dashing and debonaire Rhett Butler. The movie is basically the love story of Scarlett and Rhett with the South as the backdrop. Just as the South comes in contact with turbulence, so do Scarlett and Rhett. Scarlett is the product of a wealthy Southern family.Her only weakness is that she does not care what people think of her. She wears whatever she pleases, says what she pleases, and does what she pleases. This is the reason she is so attractive to men. Rhett is similar on the upside. He could care less as to what people think of him..."Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn". Scarlett is convinced that she isin love with Ashley Wilkes, a lifelong friend of the family. The problem Scarlett encounters here is that Ashley is engaged to his cousin, Melanie Hamilton. Scarlett gets the idea in her head that if she tells Ashley that she loves him, he won't marry Melanie. So, she does. Ashley does not feel that feeling is mutual. As luck would have it, this is where she meets Rhett. He overheard the whole charade. And so from that point the story sets its course. Over the next few years Scarlett found herself married, widowed, remarried, widowed, and remarried again. When the Civil War set in, Scarlest was facedwith hardships, all of which she triumphs over in the end. The only thing that did not come out as she had planned was the Rhett issue. She loved him the whole time but she did not know it. Then when she finally discovered that she had what she wanted, it was too late. Fleming did a wonderful job with creating the characters. The all star cast includedClark gable as the suave Rhett Butler, Vivien Leigh as the sultry



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