Gone with the Wind

In cinemas 22 November 2013

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Now the beneficiary of a 4K digital restoration, David O Selznick’s production of Margaret Mitchell’s bestseller remains the pinnacle of polished Hollywood storytelling and craftsmanship.

Despite a lengthy genesis which involved several directors (including George Cukor and Sam Wood) and numerous writers , the completed film is a remarkably coherent account of the novel, and successfully balances the larger backdrop – the seismic changes affecting the South at the time of the American Civil War – with the more intimate story of Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh), a petulant belle wreaking havoc on the lives of others in her pursuit of Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard) and her dealings with Rhett Butler (Clark Gable). While the cast – which also boasts Olivia De Havilland as Ashley’s wife Melanie – does an excellent job, the film impresses primarily as a sumptuous historical romance, with superlative art direction (William Cameron Menzies and Lyle Wheeler), music (Max Steiner) and lush Technicolor camerawork (Lee Garmes and Ernest Haller). With so many big-name collaborators, one wonders who should take credit for the film’s extraordinary enduring success: Selznick? Fleming? Leigh? (All three were among the film’s ten Oscar-winners.) Frankly, my dears, I don’t give a damn… Geoff Andrew.

Released to coincide with the centenary of Vivien Leigh (1913–1967), this spectacular restoration from the original negative offers the ultimate big screen experience.

22 November
BFI Southbank, London
Vue Piccadilly, London
Light House, Dublin

22-26 November
The light, New Brighton, Merseyside

27 - 29 November
The Old Market Hall Shrewsbury

29 November
New Park Chichester

1 December 
QFT, Belfast
Tyneside, Newcastle

Cineworld

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  • Cineworld Birmingham Broad Street
  • Cineworld Cheltenham screening rooms 3
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  • Cineworld Aberdeen Union Square
  • Cineworld Edinburgh
  • Cineworld Glasgow Renfrew Street
  • Cineworld High Wycombe

1 - 2 December
Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow

2 December
Exeter Picturehouse

3 December

Cineworld

  • Cineworld Bexleyheath
  • Cineworld Rochester
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  • Cineworld Eastbourne
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  • Cineworld Chesterfield
  • Cineworld Hull
  • Cineworld Witney
  • Cineworld Dundee

8 December
Cinema City, Norwich
Regal Picturehouse, Henley-on-Thames
Greenwich Picturehouse
Little Theatre Bath
Wotton Electric Picture House, Gloucestershire
Duke of York’s Picturehouse, Brighton
DCA, Dundee
Errol Flynn Filmhouse, Northampton

9 December
Harbour Lights, Southampton
Cameo, Edinburgh
Cambridge Arts Picturehouse
Picturehouse at FACT Liverpool

15 December
The Venue, Lincoln
Birks Cinema , Aberfeldy

20 - 21 December
Riverside Studios
Warwick Arts Centre , Coventry
Ipswich Film Theatre

20 - 24 December
Showroom, Sheffield

22 December
Barn Cinema, Dartington

28 December
Dukes Lancaster

29 December
Robert Burns Centre, Dumfries
Filmhouse, Edinburgh

30 December
Number 8 Pershore, Worcestershire

31 December
Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds

1 January 2014
Uckfield Film Society
Ultimate Picture Palace, Oxford

12 January 2014
Gulbenkian, Canterbury

16 January 2014
Theatre Clywd

18 - 19 January 2014
ARC Stockton-on-Tees, Stockton-on-Tees

26 - 27 January 2014
Cornerhouse, Manchester

12 February 2014
Whitgift Theatre, Grimsby