Saturday, April 8, 2017
A To Z Challenge-Letter G
The first week is done and so much more to go! Head on over to the A to Z Challenge to see who else has posted and what they are talking about. It's always neat to find out something new.
GONE WITH THE WIND-1939
DIRECTOR: George Cukor, Victor Fleming
STARS: Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Olivia DeHavilland, Leslie Howard, Hattie McDaniel
OSCAR NOMS: Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress(Olivia), Best Sound, Original Score, Special Effects
OSCAR WINS:Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress(Hattie-1st African-American), Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography(Colour), Best Interior Design, Best Film Editing.
PLOT: A beautiful, intelligent, wanna slap her, wily vixen, who loves a man she can't have, marries to get ahead. Her charms are seen through by the dashing Rhett who comes to her aid off and on. She must deal with him, her nutty dad, the insipid, goody two shoes Melanie, the civil war and trying to keep her home-Tara.
LOVE: Rhett Takes her up those stairs. Scarlett must wear that Scarlett dress. Scarlet slaps Prissy
TRIVIA: Leigh did not like kissing Gable due to his bad breath(he wore dentures). Actually, when Gable was in the war, one morning, he took out his teeth and said to the other men, "Look at me, The King of Hollywood." :) (He was coined this term in the late 30's). George Cukor was known as a woman's director which made Gable uneasy, that and also Cukor was gay. To appease Gable, the studio fired Cukor and hired Fleming, Gable's rough and tough manly friend. On the sly, Leigh and DeHavilland still went to Cukor for direction.
CLARK GABLE-February 1, 1901-November 16, 1960
OSCAR NOMS: Gone With The Wind
OSCAR WINS: It Happened One Night
ANECDOTE: He fathered a child with the self-rightous Loretta Young. She, understandebly, could not have a child out of wedlock so she went away and came back with an girl she adopted. She made sure Gable was not seen near her daughter since they shared the same big ears. He only met her once. His son was born after he passed away.