Mandwa Film Club To Screen "Gone With The Wind"

Mandwa Film Club to screen

ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 30th Dec, 2016 ) : Mandwa Film Club would screen 1939 American epic, historical romance film "Gone with the Wind" in connection with new year on December 31 at Lok Virsa Media Center. Gone with the Wind is ranked No. 2 on the greatest films of USA. It was adapted from Margaret Mitchell's 1936 novel. It was produced by David O. Selznick of Selznick International Pictures and directed by Victor Fleming. Set in the American South against the backdrop of the American Civil War and Reconstruction era.

The film tells the story of Scarlett O'Hara, the strong-willed daughter of a Georgia plantation owner, from her romantic pursuit of Ashley Wilkes, who is married to his cousin, Melanie Hamilton, to her marriage to Rhett Butler. The leading roles are portrayed by Vivien Leigh (Scarlett), Clark Gable (Rhett), Leslie Howard (Ashley), and Olivia de Havilland (Melanie). The casting was widely praised and many reviewers found "Leigh" especially suited to her role as Scarlett.

At the 12th academy Awards, it received ten Academy Awards (eight competitive, two honorary) from thirteen nominations, including wins for Best Picture, Best Director (Fleming), Best Adapted Screenplay (posthumously awarded to Sidney Howard), Best Actress (Leigh), and Best Supporting Actress (Hattie McDaniel, becoming the first African-American to win an Academy Award). It set records for the total number of wins and nominations at the time.