The complete ranked list formed from Scout Tafoya's cinematography poll on Fandor. Rankings are first by number of mentions and…
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…
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…
She says she's comin'. I don't know why she's comin', but she's a-comin'. -Mammy
This was a great movie. I got attached to the characters. First off Mammy is a fucking savage. Second off, Rhett is fucking savage. Finally, I laughed at all of the deaths except Melly's.
Scarlet is an overall awful person that is greedy and likes money. She is my least favorite character, but Vivien Leigh played the role perfectly.
TL;DR Mammy is best character.
EDIT: It turns out that Hattie McDaniel was the first African-American Oscar winner for her role as Mammy, and she deserved it.
Romance and desperation in a historical setting, foolish woman, dashing "young" man, good times and more of the bad times. takes your breath away, still.
"Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn" And the same in french.........
And once more, for the umphteenth time this makes me laugh and cry and upset for such a foolishnes. Those were the times, southern belles with attitudes and renegade gentlemen. Thank you Arte for giving it to me in english this time!
what can i say im weak and i love this film there's so much there..
Not enough sunsets.
To be reviewed on Episode 28 of The Immortals...
Finally can tick this off my list of shame.
What basically amounts to four hours of soapy pot-boiler melodrama elevated by excellent camerawork, production design and (with a few exceptions) good acting abounds.
You could take nearly any frame of this and hang it up.
The final act is hampered by too many tragic plot incidents that become overwrought and almost silly. In fact, I am surprised just what a depressing and dour film it is.
Not that the Civil War was a picnic, but I assumed it would be used as the backdrop for a doomed romance. Here, most of the characters are such an unlikable lot perhaps they should have all burned with Atlanta and spared themselves the…
I LOATHE THIS WITH A BURNING PASSION.
239 minutes of utter suffering; a showcase of awful acting, ill-natured characterization, an autocratic soundtrack, and visual mediocrity. Our vile, moronic main character, and her dreadful actions and distasteful personality makes the film nearly unwatchable, especially when she is on-screen more than 85% of the time. Who knew a film with seven different screenwriters, three different directors, and four different composers might not flow so well... Minor quality lies in the minimal yet absolutely fantastic use of shadow, as well as the underutilized presence of Ben Hecht's masterful writing that is sadly overshadowed in a shitfit of atrocious screenwriting from the other six writers. The fact that this film is seen as one of the greatest films of all time infuriates me. 3/10.
I don't know why, but I laughed so hard at: "...and not even a human jail - a horse jail!"
today during class something happened. My friend got there late and so missed the beginning of it so, once she…
All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…