|Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable in Gone with the wind .|
Gone with the Wind is a film directed by Victor Fleming in 1939.The film is an adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s Pulitzer-winning novel of the same name, published in 1936. Gone with the Wind is probably one of the most successful films in the history of Hollywood in particular and of cinema in general, being the winner of 10 Academy Awards, a record surpassed 20 years later by Ben-Hur. Starred by Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland and Hattie McDanield, it tells the story of a turbulent love affair (Gable and Leigh) in the American South during the American Civil War (1861-1865) and the Reconstruction.
The film was the longest American sound film of the period, lasting (durando) 3 hours and 44 minutes, plus a 15 minute intermission (intermedio) , and was among (entre) the first shot in Technicolor. According to The Movie Times, the film has made $400 million in theatre tickets since its release, equivalent to approximately $2,984 million when adjusted for inflation, making it the highest grossing film (película más taquillera) of all time.
The film premiered in Atlanta, Georgia, the city where it is set (ambientada) , on 15 December 1939. Bergen Meyer from The New York Times reported that thousands of people stood on the streets as “the parade (desfile) of limousines carrying stars from the film exceeded anything in Atlanta’s history for noise, magnitude and excitement”
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