Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind (1939)

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Corrected entry: When Scarlett is flirting with the twins at the barbecue, she is sitting on a cushion on the steps, but when she walks away the cushion is gone.

Correction: The cushion is still there when they leave. There's even another cushion one step below.

NancyFelix
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Corrected entry: Maybe there is something I haven't understood. But Scarlett marries Frank Kennedy for the sole purpose of raising $300 to pay taxes on Tara. Wouldn't he have coughed up the money as well if he had married his life-long belle Suellen?

NancyFelix

Correction: Suellen would not have asked Frank for the money because she no longer cared what happened to Tara. Near the beginning of Part Two she says as much, adding, "I hate Tara." prompting Scarlett to slap her.

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Corrected entry: If you look closely at the lily Scarlett is holding in the very first scene of the film, you can see that it's artificial.

Correction: They had artificial flowers in the 1800's, there's no reason she shouldn't have one. It all comes down to the deliberate intent of the filmmakers; for all we know it was a commentary on Scarlett herself.

dizzyd

Corrected entry: During the burning of Atlanta scene, Rhett and Scarlett are escaping in a wagon. The horse stops, spooked by the fire, so Rhett throws Scarlett's shawl over the horse's eyes. The mistake is that as soon as Rhett grabs the reins, the horse throws off the shawl, and suddenly no longer is afraid of the fire. (01:22:15)

Correction: After Rhett jumped out of the carriage and grabbed the horse directly by the bridle, the horse became calmer once it was being led forward by a human, regardless of whether on not the blanket was still covering its eyes.

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Revealing mistake: In the scene where Ashley is brought back wounded from the raid where Scarlett's husband Mr Kennedy was killed, Melanie grabs an oil lamp to follow the man carrying Ashley to the bedroom and you can see an electrical cord hanging down from it. (00:50:45)

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Trivia: After Margaret Mitchell's (author of "Gone with the Wind") husband saw the scene with the wounded soldiers in Atlanta he is reported to have said "if we had had that many soldiers, we wouldn't have lost the war in the first place."

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Question: When Scarlett visits Rhett in jail to get the $300 for taxes, can anyone speculate as to her plan? Why does she pretend to be rich when she's actually dirt poor? Why would that make her request for money more convincing? Did she plan to ask for a loan, and needed to make it appear as if she would be able to repay it in a reasonable amount of time? I read the book, but this wasn't made clear there either. Can anyone help me?

Answer: If she looked rich she could trick him into thinking she wasn't marrying him for his money.

Answer: It's mainly a matter of pride and her skewed thinking. Scarlett tries fooling Rhett that she is in love him, and wants to appear as desirable as possible, hoping that will persuade him to give her the money. She also does not want to be seen in such a desperate state. Rhett sees through her scheme, however.

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