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Gone With the Wind Changed the Oscars Forever

Board members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences were furious over the Oscar news leak by the Los Angeles Times.   By custom, the academy had shared the names of Oscar winners with the media in advance of … Continue reading

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Sweating Gone With the Wind’s Small Stuff

In addition to using matte paintings, special-photographic-effects artist Jack Cosgrove also relied on miniature models for creating the virtual reality of Gone With the Wind. Cosgrove sweated the small stuff in these sequences: Ellen O’Hara’s Return to Tara: The long … Continue reading

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Gone With the Wind’s Special Effects

During August 1939, special-photographic-effects artist Jack Cosgrove and the assistants he supervised at Selznick International Pictures worked day and night to create a virtual reality for Gone With the Wind. The movie magic that Cosgrove conjured for producer David O. Selznick … Continue reading

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