Every film from Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" essays.
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.
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…
**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…
Qué bonito es ver estas películas en cine. Uno cree que las conoce bien y cuando está frente a ellas en pantalla grande, se vive una experiencia nueva y muy diferente. En más de 30 años de ver películas he visto muchas veces Lo que el viento se llevó, me encanta y es una de mis películas favoritas. Y ahora que la vi en cine me quitó el aliento como si fuera la primera vez. Nunca va a ser lo mismo ver ese cierre de la primera mitad y el final, con el contraluz de Scarlett de pie frente a Tara, con la increíble música de Steiner a todo lo que da y sintiendo esa emoción de que se está…
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…
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…
If there's a film that captures it's time perfectly, it's gone with the wind. What the directors accomplished here, can't be done again. This film is 75 years old and is still amazing, touching, relatable! Films like these make cinema an art form.
I love this film and this story with all my heart and I don't think anyone could do better. But lately, I don't know why, I've been craving for a reboot. I know it's risky, I know it could turn into a cinema blasphemy, but I think that with the right director and with the same care that the directors had, while, casting, while filming, and with the right actors, it could be done! I would love to see this film done by modern filmmakers and the technology we have today.
Am I dreaming here?
I have never read the book but I understand why Scarlett O'Hara is one of the most unforgettable character in literature. I just can't hate her! And although this movie was made years BEFORE my country declare its independence day, it is really enjoyable (I know the technology for film wasn't as much as today--we have CGI etc.).
This movie is unbelievably very long (nearly 4 hours) but I can't take my eyes off screen a bit. I love those dresses which is worn by Scarlett, the dialogue--oh, the accent--got me, Vivien Leigh probably the most beautiful actress of her time (considering there was nothing like today's cosmetics, like, you know, plastic surgery and botox), and the other characters development is great. Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler is one true pairing though.
The best picture ever!
Finally got round to this. It wasn't until I desired to play a southern Belle that I thought I'd go back to the source material! All I knew about the film before hand was it was very very very long. Watching it as an actual film is quite an experience. At first I was completely taken in by Scarlett O' Hara, brattish little tit obsessed with boys, well especially Ashley (but he ends up with her sister), she's got half of the South's eligible bachelors after her!
The visuals are rich and gorgeous, from the silhouetted dusks, sweeping vistas of the cotton-fields or the grands balls, the destruction of the civil-war and the rebuilding of townships... it's still v. impressive,…
Had the opportunity to see this classic on the big screen, and all four hours held my attention. Vivien Leigh is perfect, her expressions and delivery brings Scarlett to vibrant life, and Clark Gable sparks against her beautifully.
Pure cinematic perfection.
or: Scarlett Fever
The greatest accidental screwball comedy of all time!
You know what? Gone With the Wind is a pretty great fucking movie.
The racism is pretty ridiculous, but the film actually holds up really well 75 years later, despite some recent backlash. Vivien Leigh might play a complete bitch, but her performance is outstanding; Scarlett O'Hara is one of the most complex characters in literature. Clark Gable is always extremely charming and his performance as Rhett Butler is no exception.
The sweeping camerawork was so ahead of its time, as was the use of technicolor. This film is perfect on a technical level. Gone With the Wind is pretty damn good after all of these years.
Hay películas que me bloquean y no sé qué decir, son tan grandes y se ha dicho tanto que se siente una carga moral sobre lo que pueda decir. Es como mirar el universo y pensar que mi existencia es relevante. Y al hacer eso, es normal sentirse fascinado y atemorizado. Cuando me pasa eso empiezo a hacer chistes y hablar de las cosas que puedo comprender. De lo guapas que se me hicieron casi todas las actrices, de las divertidas formas de ligar, de cómo me gustaría que los bailes de ahora en las fiestas fueran como los de entonces. Luego pienso en que me hubiera gustado ser Clark Gable y haber terminado alguna relación tormentosa como lo hizo…
I watched this movie and the only thing I could think after was "I wish I had a wise cracking Mammy" and my brain exploded at its own awfulness.
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