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'Gone With the Wind' at 75: Celebration, censure

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By MIKE CIDONI LENNOX

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the first African-American actor

actress ?

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Frankly my dear, I don't give a . . . .

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In the documentary, which is included in the box sets out Tuesday, historians discuss how the film has perpetuated mythology dubbed “The Lost Cause,” which proposes Southern involvement in the Civil War was solely for noble reasons, including defense of states’ rights. “But when you get right down to it, what state right are you talking about?” asks University of North Carolina history professor David Goldfield in the Leva film. “You’re talking about the right of individuals to own slaves.”

Therefore, "states rights" is a code word.

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In the early stages of Pacific War, in the Japanese occupied territory Singapore some Japanese army officers had the chance to watch the film "Gone With The Wind" seized from British Army. They had the shock of their lives after watching: "There is no way we could defeat a country that can make a movie like this". ---「風とともに去りぬ」余話

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