Monday, 5 May 2014

Gone with the Wind is a novel written by Margaret Mitchell, and first published in 1936.
The story is set in the American Civil War, and it tells us the story of Scarlet o' Hara, the very beautiful and very spoiled daughter of a well to do plantation owner.
The book was a bestseller the year it was published and it was published again in 1937.
The novel is a Southern plantation fiction and is written from the view of the slaveholder.
It has become the reference point for other writers about the South, both for blacks and whites.
The film starred the unforgettable Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh.
The film has had lots said about it, and Slavery, I won't go into all that, lets just say  it was and still is a magnificent film and one that will be enjoyed over and over again by future generations.

Wizard of Oz!!!

Sorry I have not been able to get on here for some time, but lets hope I can make up for my absence by giving you some wonderful film posters that will bring back many happy memories for a lot of you!

The first one is The Wizard of Oz, and I don't think there are very many people out there that hasn't seen this film many times before, it is one of those films that goes from generation to generation without losing any of it's magic. I have myself sat down with my children in the past and my grandchildren and enjoyed it as much as I did the very first time I saw it.
It was released in 1939, an American fantasy film produced by MGM based on a novel written around the 1900s called The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum.
It was notable for it's use of technicolor.
Over the years it has become one of the best known of all films, for all ages, from young children to their grandparents.
Strangely enough it was not a box office success on it's initial release.
Earning only $3,017,000 on a $2,777,000 budget, it was MGM's most expensive production up to that time.
But after subsequent releases it made up for it!
Nominated for 6 Academy awards, including Best Picture, it lost out to Gone with the Wind, but managed to win 2 others, including Best Original Song, Over the Rainbow.