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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.
**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…
Okay, I know it's a cliché to consider this among the greatest 1930s movies made, but it's nearly impossible not to be impressed with David O. Selznick pulling off a monster epic of such proportions as Gone with the Wind (1939)!
Visually this was sensational! Such style in every frame. Poetic, classy, haunting and with such color. Those red nights are magical. A masterful job capturing the beauty of the south.
Clark Gable is Rhett! No more needed to be said. A career high, unable to top! Vivien Leigh gets the big part and grabs the chance with both arms and more. An tremendous display rarely ever seen! Clicks perfectly and awards her the Oscar! As her opposite Olivia de…
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…
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…
Everyone: but...but...but..Gone With The Wind is a classic.
Me: Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
Gone With The Wind is dissapointing, and frankly, my dear, I didn't give a damn in the last hour and a half of this movie.
At the start, I was enjoying it.
But, I would be lying if I didn't say that the movie really started to bore me.
Four hour films are hard to engage me. Three hours is good for me, but when your movie gets to the four hour point, it better be one hell of a film. Lawrence of Arabia really did that for me. It kept me engaged in every minute through wonderful filmmaking and storytelling.
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…
Don't really know what to say. The first two hours was exciting, it made me wanna watch the last two too. Then we watched them. Boring, drawn out, a waste.
The best love story ever, even though it ends the way it is...
My favorite 1930s movie! Many people say that Gone with the Wind is dated, and not as good as people say anymore. Personally, I cannot understand that. Compare this movie to every other 1930s movie, 1940s movie or even 1950s movie, and Gone with the Wind is still far beyond it's time than every other movie. I watched this for the first time a few months ago and I absolutely loved it. My only negative with this movie is that I do think that the first half is slightly better than the second half. This definetly deserves to be remembered as one of the best.
Let me be positive: one of the MOST BEAUTIFULLY SHOT movies I have ever seen - in terms of vistas, skies, colors, and compositions. Very striking in every way there.
Let me be real: this movie is terrible.
Yes, it's way, way too long. The material does not support the interest for a stand-alone film of 4 hours. There are moments that work, but as a whole, enclosed film... no. Too many dull moments combined with too many jumps forward in time. So the plot gets short shrift at every turn. Bad adaptation of the book in that manner.
Acting is of the time. Not great. Melodramatic. But I can let it go as it was standard for this 30'-40's…
La adaptación al cine de la exitosísima novela de Margaret Mitchell puede ser vista como un fenómeno de temporada, un brutal éxito de masas en su tiempo que haya envejecido mal y que carezca de cualidades cinematográficas. Es un error. Estamos ante una obra maestra incontestable.
La superproducción rebosa lujo y esplendor arropa esta historia de amor universal con momentos realmente emocionantes. El juramento que divide en dos las cuatro horas (¡!) de metraje sigue poniendo los pelos de punta. Pura Historia del Cine.
Un placer. Si para alguno lleva detrás un “culpable”… es, estrictamente, su problema.
An elaborate journey that takes us through matters of trust, honor, and, ultimately, love. Gone With the Wind never fails to miss an emotional beat; mostly through the brilliance of the script and the talented Gable and Leigh. This epic looks marvelous in color, a true feat in 1939. It's important not only for its technical achievements used in ways that were ahead of its time, but for a 4 hour epic to maintain so honest and intimate all the way through is something we've rarely seen since.
A bit racist, yes. Definitely cost it the 5 star.
I watched the first 2 hours one day, and when I reached the intermission, I stopped for the time period. A couple of days later, I watched the other 2 hours, and I can honestly say that might just be the only way to watch this film.
The first half of it wasn't very good, making me not very eager to finish the film, but I told myself it had to be done. And I am very glad I decided to finish it, because the second half certainly lived up to all the hype and praise the film has been receiving since its release (which was only 77 years ago).
Let's talk about why this film is a classic, why…
A film so rich in detail it could be studied for days. Gone with the Wind is without a doubt one of the greatest films I have ever seen, for the entire 238 minute runtime I was mesmerized.
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