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…
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…
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…
A stunning masterpiece with a spine made out of distorted history. "Gone with the Wind" will always be problematic. I suppose the *strength* of the film is that it leaves lots of unexplored territory concerning the Old South. This is the "don't ask, don't tell" of motion pictures. Love the film, with a cringe.
if I could rate this a 0, I would
This was an interesting film to watch this past week, what with everything going on in the US regarding racism, Confederate flags, etc. While technically a very strong film, and taken out of the Civil War context, it's a great film, but it's really hard to watch it and see the 'lost cause' view they take of the war, the way they portray slavery, etc. I'm more and more of the mind that this film, along with Peter Pan, need to be pulled from the mass public consumption machine and set aside like Song of the South to only be consumed with a lengthy discussion about what's right and wrong.
“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn."
Considering the racially-charged climate of the US right now, it’s oddly perfect timing that we’re starting our 1939 series with “Gone With The Wind,” a film as technically brilliant to look at as it is hard to watch because of it’s portrayal of slavery and the ‘lost cause’ Southern view of the Civil War. It certainly gives us a lot to talk about in this episode! Join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — as we dive into Victor Fleming’s “Gone With The Wind.” We talk at length about the position of the film in cinematic history and how that contrasts with what it’s portraying and how we feel about that,…
Frankly, my dear, I don't care that it's eleventy million hours long. It provides a pretty stirring (and oftentimes troubling) depiction of the memory of the Civil War and its aftermath.
“Gone With the Wind” is set in the 19th century and follows the life of Southern girl Scarlett, daughter of a Georgia plantation owner. She’s very strong-minded, but also a bit manipulative and flirts with all the guys. She’s in love with Ashley, but he’s about to get married with Melanie so Scarlett decides to make Ashley jealous by marrying Charles Hamilton, Melanie’s brother. When the American Civil War breaks out, the men go fight against the ‘Yankees’. Scarlett and Melanie stay behind to look out for each other, but as soon as Ashley is home Scarlett takes the opportunity and tries to snoop Ashley away from her. When the war is over Scarlett and the other Southers people most…
It's slow at times, but that doesn't stop "Gone with the Wind" from being one of the best movies ever made. The performances are fantastic, the cinematography is gorgeous, and the set pieces are great and detail (I have actually been to the Swan House). Overall, "Gone with the Wind" is a classic, and a great one at that.
After all... tomorrow is another day.
Ashley: I will not make money out of the enforced labor and misery of others.
Scarlett: You weren't so particular about owning slaves.
Ashley: That was different. We didn't treat them that way.
Someone should mash up Gone With The Wind with Twelve Years a Slave and actually make the interesting film Gone With The Wind purports to be.
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