And the Oscar Goes to…: Gone with the Wind

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Gone With The WindWell, we’ve reached one of the big ones, folks. Up till now, we’ve talked about movies with varying degrees of public awareness, but this time, it’s a film known the world over. It’s the first Best Picture I would label as epic and truly grand in scale. It’s the first film in this series to be shot in color, Technicolor to be more precise. It features two of the most recognizable (by name anyway) lead characters to be put on film. It’s the first picture to win 10 Oscars, one of those 10 being the first Academy Award ever given to an African American (Hattie McDaniel for Best Supporting Actress). It’s often acknowledged as one of the best films of all time. I am, of course, talking about the classic Gone with the Wind. Continue reading