Gone with the Wind: High Water Mark of the Lost Cause

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Gone with the Wind: High Water Mark of the Lost Cause

  1. 1. Gone with the Wind:The High Water Mark for the Lost Cause Dr. Bruce Clary Thursday, January 3, 2013
  2. 2. The Novel• Sold 1.7 million copies in 1st year• 1937 Pulitzer Prize winner
  3. 3. The Film•Northwest Ordinance Adjusted for inflation, still 1787 the largest grossing film ever•west ofthe territory of movie•Established forefront On the Appalachians Technicolor, making: and gorgeous musical soundtrack north of the Ohio River as free territory
  4. 4. Slavery a benign institution
  5. 5. Film moderates novel’s overt racism•N-word omitted•The most malign racist insults and stereotypes omitted•KKK never mentioned
  6. 6. But…•benign view of slavery emphasized•stock characters and less offensive stereotypes retained
  7. 7. Mammy (Hatty McDaniel)
  8. 8. The Film•Adjusted for inflation, still the largest grossing film ever•On the forefront of movie making: Technicolor, gorgeous musical soundtrackBig Sam
  9. 9. The Film•Adjusted for inflation, still the largest grossing film ever•On the forefront of movie making: Technicolor, gorgeous musical soundtrackPork
  10. 10. The Film•Adjusted for inflation, still the largest grossing film ever•On the forefront of movie making: Technicolor, gorgeous musical soundtrackPrissy
  11. 11. The Film•Adjusted for inflation, still the largest grossing film ever•On the forefront of movie making: Technicolor, gorgeous musical soundtrack
  12. 12. Rhett – Not a Southern gentleman
  13. 13. Scarlett – Not a Southern lady
  14. 14. HonorSuffering South retained
  15. 15. Honorretained
  16. 16. Honorretained
  17. 17. Honorretained
  18. 18. Honorretained
  19. 19. Honor“Another invader…” retained

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