Tag Archives: Margaret Mitchell

Turning Points: Gone With The Wind

December 15, 1939, marked a turning in interpretation and image of the American Civil War. Perhaps one could argue that the turning point had started earlier in 1936 when the novel that inspired the movie hit shelves across the nation, … Continue reading

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Favorite Childhood Civil War Books

We all have a favorite Civil War book which we read, and re-read, as a kid, which probably turned us on to the War as much as anything else. Well, one of my favorites, checked out of the Margaret Mitchell Elementary School … Continue reading

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Telling History vs. Making Art: “Frankly, my dear….”

Part three in a series As the horn section carries Max Steiner’s score from its overture into the sweeping, now-iconic strings of its main theme, Gone With the Wind opens with haggard-looking slaves returning from a hard day’s work set … Continue reading

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