Live Audio Description for “Gone With The Wind”, July 15th

I will be providing live audio description for “Gone With The Wind”, part of the CAPA Summer Movie Series this coming Sunday, July 15th at the Ohio Theatre.

Gone With The Wind (1939)
Sunday, July 15, 2018 @ 2:00 PM

Fiddle-dee-dee! Winner of eight Oscar Awards including Best Picture, Margaret Mitchell’s Civil War masterpiece set the standard for epic film-making. This Library of Congress treasure featuring the love/hate relationship of Rhett and Scarlett was also ranked as the #6 Greatest Movie of All Time by the American Film Institute.

The program is as follows:
1:00 PM  Doors open
1:15 PM  Program notes (more detailed descriptions of the characters, costumes and sets as well as information from the printed program)
1:30 PM  Clark Wilson’s performance on the “Mighty Morton” organ begins
2:00 PM  Movie begins

Here is a description of Tara, the O’Hara family home:

The O’Hara family home at Tara is a large whitewashed brick house with dark green shutters, framed by two large trees with wide trunks and gnarled branches that support a thick canopy of green leaves. It has a wide front porch with tall white columns. Margaret Mitchell describes it as “a clumsy sprawling building that crowned the rise of ground overlooking the green incline of pasture land running down to the river …”

The house is asymmetrical. The main portion of the house is two stories high. It has three tall windows on the first floor. Inside the house, the windows would reach from the floor to the ceiling. Two of the windows are to the left and one is to right of the front door. The windows are as tall as the arched transom window above the front door. There are four shorter windows on the second floor. These windows are half the height of the windows that open onto the porch.

Off-center and to the left of a single tall window on the porch is the front door. It is paneled and painted white. The front door is flanked by narrow glass sidelights. Slender wooden columns are on either side of the sidelights. Resting atop the four wooden columns is a large transom window. It spans the combined width of the sidelights and the front door. The window is flat on the bottom and curved on top. The glass is divided into V-shaped sections by thin wood bars or muntins that radiate from the center of the bottom of the window. An arched bar echoes the outside top arch midway of the height of the window.

Five red brick steps lead up to the two-story porch that spans the main part of the house. The porch has four white square brick columns. Its roof slopes downward from the shallowly pitched gabled roof of the house.

A smaller two-story wing is set back slightly on the left. It has a single shuttered window on each story that match the ones on the main portion of the house. Another one story wing sits to the left of that, with just its roofline visible to us as Scarlett runs down the drive.

There are two tall white chimneys rise above the roofline of the house, one on either gable end of the main part of the house.  Four small windows are on either side of the chimney visible right side of the house.  Two are on the first floor and two are on the second. The chimney juts out from the side of the house.  Its outline indicates the large fireplace on the first floor and slightly narrower one on the second floor. At the top of the second story windows, the chimney angles inward and continues straight upward, like an upside down Y.

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