Regardless of how long ago an historical novel takes place, accuracy and authenticity of the historical setting are absolutely essential but that doesn't just apply to the physical setting the worldview of the characters, their values, mores, and general sensibilities must accurately reflect their era. Gone with the wind 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, as we were reminded of at the oscars last year. Gone with the wind for history study guide by ldujka includes 32 questions covering vocabulary, terms and more quizlet flashcards, activities and games help you improve your grades. Gone with the wind, the movie, is hollywood entertainment at its very best with a few facts thrown in gone with the wind, the book, by margaret mitchell, won the pulitzer prize for fiction, and yesthere is a reason why i present the word fiction in bold face.
'gone with the wind' may be a dramatic masterpiece, but its portrayal of life during and after the civil war is not completely accurate learn about some of the historical inaccuracies and criticisms of the film, including its portrayal of race relations. Best answer: the impression that the movie leaves on most people is not very accurate for starters, 80% of southerners prior to the civil war were not slave owners nor did they live the lavish lifestyle seen in the movie. In the last analysis, gone with the wind is a lovingly thorough portrayal of an elite culture that only wants to be graceful and beautiful, as melanie hamilton says at the beginning of the film, and the tragedy of its humiliating defeat it may be a narrow viewpoint, but the evidence of the film's accuracy -- for that viewpoint at least. Gone with the wind is a historical film in every sense of the wordthe story, adapted from margaret mitchell's beloved pulitzer prize-winning 1936 novel, delves into a romantic period of american history, portraying the civil war from the losing side's perspective.
Gone with the wind differs from most civil war novels by glorifying the south and demonizing the north other popular novels about the civil war, such as stephen crane's the red badge of courage, are told from a northern perspective and tend to exalt the north's values. Even today, gone with the wind, despite its many historical inaccuracies, forms the basis of american popular memory of the old south there have been many tales of the old south in the years since the civil war, but margaret mitchell's tale is the one that is most deeply embedded in american culture. Hollywood history: tara is the fictional home of the o'hara family in classic film gone with the wind scarlett o'hara, played by vivien leigh, pictured outside the facade for the house in the movie.
When adjusted for inflation, gone with the wind is the highest grossing film of all time and sits at #6 on the american film institute's list of the 100 greatest american films the book's. Most of us know vivian leigh's version of scarlett o'hara from the film version of gone with the wind it is a pretty good movie if you can overlook the politics, and remarkably watchable for a film that is nearly eighty years old. Gone with the wind the novel was published in 1936 and the film premiered in 1939 known for the love triangle of rhett, scarlett and ashley that takes place in the antebellum south, gone with the wind poorly represented slavery. Mitchell claimed once to be able to provide four historical sources for every line of nonfiction in the book, yet many historians downplay the accuracy of gone with the wind despite this, it has become nearly impossible in this country to discuss the civil war without a mention of mitchell's epic. Tara is the name of a fictional plantation in the state of georgia, in the historical novel gone with the wind by margaret mitchellin the story, tara is located 5 miles (8 km) from jonesboro (originally spelled jonesborough), in clayton county, on the east side of the flint river about 20 miles (32 km) south of atlanta.
Information on buying and collecting gone with the wind by mitchell, margaret with a guide to first edition identification, points of issue and price and publication history. Gone with the wind was a romanticized version of southern antebellum life, including a romanticized version of slavery it perpetuated the lost cause romantic version of the southern apologist mythology, in a sort of unconscious way. The slaves depicted in gone with the wind, especially the freed slaves, are stereotypes rather than real people historically, some slaves remained loyal to their white owners after the civil war, but many of them left to find the freedom they had long been denied.
The gone with the wind women demonstrate not only historical accuracy when it comes to the civil war period in history, but they also illustrate the roles that women played in society before and after the conflict. Movie review: gone with the wind david o selznick's gone with the wind, is a film based on the 1936 novel by margaret mitchell this film is set in georgia the spring of 1861, and follows the life of a wealthy southern belle, scarlett o'hara. Tony badger explores the extraordinary international popularity of gone with the wind both as a book and a film and examines the historical accuracy of the book.
Faulkner's view of gone with the wind was relatively temperate he remarked only that no story takes 1,037 pages to tell he remarked only that no story takes 1,037 pages to tell but he seems to have taken a cue from mitchell when it came to business matters. In gone with the wind, scarlett o'hara struggles to maintain her familial home of tara, a plantation which has fallen into disrepair, after atlanta was burned in the civil war scarlett marries.
Gone with the wind is a novel by american writer margaret mitchell, first published in 1936the story is set in clayton county and atlanta, both in georgia, during the american civil war and reconstruction era. Gone with the wind the classic movie gone with the wind is a love story that takes place during the civil war and was made in 1939 the character, scarlet o'hara (vivien leigh) is the heroine in the film whose family owns a plantation in georgia. Gone with the wind is america's favourite film it premiered exactly 75 years ago, but in a harris poll conducted in 2008, as well as an abc news survey conducted in 2011, it was still deemed.