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Gone With the Wind

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The Atlanta Watershed Department has narrowed down the list of possible names for it's 400-foot-long rock-digging machine, and it's come down to a rapper, a tribute to Georgia's most famous crop, and "Gone with the Wind."

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In September 2015, WABE sent our reporters out to find out one thing: "What defines Atlanta, exactly? Do we have a unique identity?" You can read the rest of the stories here.

 

Lucrative state tax incentives have made movie sets a common sight around Atlanta over the past few years, but the city is still trying to find its on-screen persona.

You have to start with "Gone With the Wind," said Eddy von Mueller, a film and media professor at Emory University.

Rhett Butler (Clark Grable) and Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) get a first-hand look at the Civil War as they drive a wagon through a column of retreating toops in the 1939 movie "Gone with the winds" a feature presentation on NBC 11/76.
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What do “Gone With the Wind,” “Casablanca” and “King Kong” have in common?

The same composer.

Max Steiner was a prolific master of the modern Hollywood soundtrack, responsible for more than 300 film scores, and is regarded as one of the founders of film music.

On “City Lights,” host Lois Reitzes and contributor Scott Stewart examined the expansive career of the Austrian-born Steiner, who arrived in California at the dawn of the “talkie” era.

Jiyoung Lee

Some of the most cherished characters in fiction are sociopaths.

Take Jay Gatsby, Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock Holmes or Dean from "On The Road.” They are not exactly pillars of empathy.

Local filmmaker Jiyoung Lee created her own sociopath in her recent film "Female Pervert." It played at the Atlanta Film Festival in March.

It follows the bizarre dating life of a woman named Phoebe, played by Jennifer Kim, who hasn't quite figured out how to behave appropriately towards anyone.

Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) and Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) get a first-hand look at the Civil War as they drive a wagon through a column of retreating toops in the 1939.
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An outfit Vivien Leigh wore when she played Scarlett O'Hara in the 1939 film "Gone With the Wind" has fetched $137,000 at auction.

Heritage Auctions offered the gray jacket and skirt, featuring a black zigzag applique, plus other items from the Academy Award-winning film at auction Saturday in Beverly Hills, California.

Dallas-based Heritage said more than 150 items from the movie, including costumes and props, were offered by James Tumblin. He formerly was in charge of the hair and makeup department at Universal Studios.

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