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Gone with the Wind

Opens Friday, Nov 22, 2013 Synopsis: Gone With the Wind boils down to a story about a spoiled Southern girl's hopeless love for a married man. Producer David O. Selznick managed to expand this concept, and Margaret Mitchell's best-selling novel, into nearly four hours' worth of screen time, on a then-astronomical 3.7-million-dollar budget, creating what would become one of the most beloved movies of all time. Gone With the Wind opens in April of 1861, at the palatial Southern estate of Tara, where Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) hears that her casual beau Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard) plans to marry "mealy mouthed" Melanie Hamilton (Olivia de Havilland). Despite warnings from her father (Thomas Mitchell) and her faithful servant Mammy (Hattie McDaniel), Scarlett intends to throw herself at Ashley at an upcoming barbecue at Twelve Oaks. Alone with Ashley, she goes into a fit of histrionics, all of which is witnessed by roguish Rhett Butler (Clark Gable), the black sheep of a wealthy Charleston family, who is instantly fascinated by the feisty, thoroughly self-centered Scarlett: "We're bad lots, both of us." The movie's famous action continues from the burning of Atlanta (actually the destruction of a huge wall left over from King Kong) through the now-classic closing line, "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." Holding its own against stiff competition (many consider 1939 to be the greatest year of the classical Hollywood studios), Gone With the Wind won ten Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress (Vivien Leigh), and Best Supporting Actress (Hattie McDaniel, the first African-American to win an Oscar). The film grossed nearly 192 million dollars, assuring that, just as he predicted, Selznick's epitaph would be "The Man Who Made Gone With the Wind." ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi Cast: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, Hattie McDaniel Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Decision to shun progressives, make cause with Big Insurers and Big Pharma dooms ObamaCare

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cobbling together the broad-based coalition that rammed health reform though Congress earlier this year, President Obama and his advisers ignored the sage of advice of an old Indian proverb.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092410/opi_711592663.shtml
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

After reading Alice Randall's viewpoint on the hullabaloo surrounding her novel, "The Wind Done Gone," in Sunday's Empire, I feel compelled to provide background information clarifying Randall's motivation behind penning her editorial.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050801/Ope_LetterWhirlwind.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Now that the storm has passed could we do a little damage assessment here? The prevailing winds that swirled around Hillary Clinton's words left enough detritus to be worthy of a case study in media meteorological mayhem.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081799/Ope_goodmancol.shtml
Governor lives in a mansion, not in a house

Nothing has disturbed me more than to see the signs scattered around downtown Juneau directing citizens and tourists to the "Governor's House."

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061507/nei_20070615012.shtml
Neighbors
First Juneau Alaska Day Ball to be held

It's happening.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101010/nei_718502306.shtml
Neighbors
A new Pooh? Oh bother

A s one who can see a cloud in any silver lining, I have a soft spot for Winnie-the-Pooh's melancholy friend, Eeyore. So I wasn't surprised to find myself agreeing with the donkey's gloomy prediction in the introduction to author David Benedictus' new book of Pooh stories, "Return to the Hundred Acre Wood," which was released this week. "He'll get it wrong," Eeyore says of the writer. "See if he doesn't."

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100909/opi_503023876.shtml
Hurricane Hillary one big talkfest

Now that the storm has passed could we do a little damage assessment here? The prevailing winds that swirled around Hillary Clinton's words left enough detritus to be worthy of a case study in media meteorological mayhem.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081799/Ope_goodmancol.html
Opinion
A lot of wildfires and political hot air

The Grisly Saloon is an oasis; it meets all the criteria: Shelter from the weather, whatever it might be, and refreshment for body and soul.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081800/Ope_wiley.html
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