BUT IS THE BOOK BETTER?: GONE WITH THE WIND
Presented by The Arts House
Director: Victor Fleming
Cast: Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard and Hattie McDaniel
1939 | 238 Min | US | Rating: PG
This sweeping epic Civil War era romance not only won an impressive 10 Academy Awards but has taken its place as one of the greatest movies of all time. The story of Scarlett O'Hara, a young woman in the Old South who goes from privilege to poverty and her tumultuous love affair with the dashing Rhett Butler.
Based on Margaret Mitchell's 1936 Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the same name.
For April's But is The Book Better? theme, we pull a Pulitzer Focus. The Pulitzer Prize was established by journalist Joseph Pulitzer who was an indomitable figure in American journalism. The lasting influence of the Prizes on American journalism, literature, music, and drama is to be attributed to his visionary acumen. To celebrate the announcements of this year's Pulitzer Prize winners this April, we focus on film adaptations of some of the more well-known winning novels.