HBO removed from open access the cult film of the last century “Gone with the Wind”

11 months ago

The HBO Max streaming platform filmed the famous movie Gone With the Wind by director Victor Fleming. A beautiful picture based on the famous novel by the writer Margaret Mitchell was released in 1939.

Gone With the Wind, filmed in 1939, is a film adaptation of the eponymous work by Margaret Mitchell. The film reflects the events of the Civil War and the way of life in the country in the post-war period, and against this background, a very young beauty from a rich family of planters Scarlett O’Hara, is trying not only to survive with her family in a new way of life, but also to conquer the real love. Gone With the Wind was the first full-length color film. This cult picture for many generations was awarded ten Oscars. The love and enthusiastic attention of millions of viewers was immediately given to the leading actors – Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable, which they undoubtedly deserved. Gone With the Wind was and remains the highest grossing film of all time.

An HBO spokesman said that in this 1939 movie, “some ethical and racial prejudices that unfortunately were prevalent in American society were reflected.”

Actress Hattie McDaniel became the first African-American actress to receive the prestigious Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in Gone With the Wind in 1940. There was a segregation practice in the United States at that time, and the organizers of the award ceremony did not want to allow McDaniel to attend the ceremony. The film’s producer Dafid Selznik made the actress present at the award ceremony. Hattie McDaniel was at the ceremony, but had to sit separately from the rest of the cast and crew.

A letter from screenwriter John Ridley, an Academy Award winner for the screenplay for 12 Years of Slavery, was the reason it was decided to remove the film from the platform. He criticized the Gone With the Wind film and urged HBO Max to remove it from access because, in his opinion, it “perpetuates some of the most painful stereotypes of colored people.”

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