All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
Gone with the Wind
The greatest romance of all time!
An American classic in which a manipulative woman and a roguish man carry on a turbulent love affair in the American south during the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Exceptionally well crafted and laden with characters so fleshed out I half expected them to step out from the big screen into my living room at any minute!
The cinematography and iconic shots such as Rhett Butler standing at the foot of the grand staircase gazing up at Scarlet O'Hara with a come hither look that could melt even the coldest of hearts and cause all the ladies to sigh and go weak in the knees!
Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) met is match when he crossed paths with Scarlett O'Hara ( Vivien Leigh)! Their tale of love, passion and heartache will go down in the annals of history as one of the greatest romances in cinematic history!
The film is…
**Part of the Best Picture**
Few films, if any, accomplish technical excellence, and it’s not hard to see why. Many films, even good ones, have some flaws that keep them from perfection. So it really amazes me that a film like Gone with the Wind with the production history it had managed to be just so damn perfect. There isn’t a thing wrong with it. It is a master class lesson in nearly everything that makes up cinema, and what amazes me even more is how the sheer epic nature of the film holds up even today.
Until this watch, I had not seen Gone with The Wind since I was very young, and my grandmother took me to see…
Film #26 of Project 30
”After all, tomorrow is another day.”
Stories set in war time always offer great drama and character development, passing of time and the changes it brings to the moral values of society and individuals provides writers and film makers with a great chance to study some of the basic principles of life: unfaltering love affected by the tumultuous nature of events, hope for a better future, sacrifice, dismay, misfortune and regret and the most heart-warming of all, determination to bounce back and recreate the glory and power of the past despite all the difficulties ahead.
It is that thematic richness of the life story of Scarlett O'Hara that has enabled Gone with the Wind to…
Rewatched under TCM's rerelease in honor of its 75th anniversary. Surprisingly, this is the first Best Picture film I've rewatched after passing it on the Best Picture Project (a half lie, I've rewatched my share of Citizen Kane).
It's one thing to watch this on its beautiful restored Bluray, but it's another to see it with an audience on a big screen. Funny things are funnier, sad things are sadder, epic sweeps are more epic and sweepier. It's an experience that can't be missed, and the thought that the cinemas might one be swept away into the wind, a relic of the past, is as tragic as the fall of the South.
I don't have much to add. It's as…
This review applies to the September 5, 2013 production of Gone With the Wind presented at the Paramount Theater in downtown Austin, Texas.
Somehow, growing up in Atlanta and noticing that a few people in history have liked it, I had never seen this movie. It seemed that the perfect way to finally sit down and watch it would be in a grand theater older than the movie itself. Little did I know The Paramount was staging a radical experimental screening full of Brechtian distancing techniques and planted actors. I will try to summarize and do my best (I'm not much of a theater person) to analyze their intentions.
The movie began late, with many people still being allowed to…
Rhett Butler: "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn". I love that line.
The story is about a spoiled Southern girl's hopeless love for a married man. Producer David O. Selznick managed to expand this concept, and Margaret Mitchell's best-selling novel, into nearly four hours' worth of screen time, on a then-astronomical 3.7-million-dollar budget, creating what would become one of the most beloved movies of all time. Gone With the Wind opens in April of 1861, at the palatial Southern estate of Tara, where Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) hears that her casual beau Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard) plans to marry "mealy mouthed" Melanie Hamilton (Olivia de Havilland). Despite warnings from her father (Thomas Mitchell) and her faithful servant Mammy…
oh my god. look at that face.
oh ashlay! i want you i need you oh baby oh baby
woman slay. SCARLETT MY NAME. OH SWEET METAPHOR.
bye bye bae, i don't give a damn.
Δεν ξέρω αν βρίσκω πιο εκνευριστική την Scarlett O'Hara ή την Anna Karenina.
"No I don't think I will kiss you. Though you should be kissed. And often. And by someone who knows how."
*raises hand to volunteer to kiss Vivien Leigh 1939*
Also, did you know that as of April 2015, Olivia De Havilland is still alive? She has to be the last of the 30's classic Hollywood stars left, especially with Mickey Rooney leaving us so recently.
I'll bet I have seen this movie 20 times. I never get tired of it.
Lake George - VHS
Ahora me averguenza (más) que haya esperado hasta hace un par de años (vía Phenomena, curiosamente) para ver ésta película. Y aunque a la vez me de lástima no poder volver a verla por primera vez, debo decir que la he disfrutado esta segunda tanto como entonces.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I hate using the word "overrated" because it suggests that I'm right about something and the majority of people are wrong about it, making whoever says it look like a pretentious jerk. Unfortunately, this is how I feel I have to start this review: though definitely solid, Gone with the Wind is perhaps the most overrated movie I've ever seen. If you look at my movie ratings, you'll see that I love the classics. I even really like some epics, even though the epic film is definitely not my favorite genre (unless, perhaps, if you consider 2001 an epic). But this movie is not much better than the average movie today, so how this won Best Picture in 1939, much…
despite fucked up morals and blatant racism this movie is worth watching.
although i personally don't see anything romantic about rhett and scarletts toxic relationship.
Accusations of problematic depictions of race and gender relations are entirely justified, but "Gone with the Wind" is still undeniably one of the greatest achievements in all of cinema, which boasts classic performances, ingenious set-design, and unbelievable scale.
It’s hard to know where exactly to begin talking about a film like Gone with the Wind, it’s so famous and well respected that it’s almost intimidating to attempt to write something that hasn’t been said a million times before. However despite how many people have probably said it before me I must state that Gone with the Wind is a masterpiece in every sense of the word.
It’s rare for a film to feel so utterly complete but Gone with the Wind is that rare breed. There really are practically no flaws and any criticism that can be levied against it feels like mere nitpicking rather than offering up legitimate blemishes. Directing,…
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