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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…
Epicly produced, acted and directed this is a film that continuously falls under the category; drama.It is not drama, in fact it is Melodrama. Considering it's about a woman ( Scarlet O'Hara) and the struggles (she supposed to be wholesome simply southern girl according to her mother and society) she goes through ( Women vs. Society). In other words please categorize this film correctly when mentioning it. Oh, and I highly recommend it also.
Una obra mítica del cine. La historia de Scarlata O'hara y Rhett Budler, girando junto a la Guerra Civil estadounidense es uno de los romances más carismáticos y magistralmente interpretados de la historia cinematográfica. Un guión genialmente adaptado a la gran pantalla, una duración mastodóntica que apenas decae en lo superfluo, una música que pone los vellos de punta y una fotografía tan bien dirigida que el Technicolor nunca podría haber deseado otro estreno en imagen real como este clásico irrepetible.
Definiteliy this movie is at my top 5.
I never thought that I would watch movie who is 4 hours long,but I was wrong, I watched it in one sitting ,I just couldn't stop warching it.
I love that this movie involve the history about citizen war.
A lot scenes are heartbreaking in this movie, but thats way its amazing movie.
Scarlet was a role model to never stop and keep trying.
But the main thought is don't wait for just want thing,because so much
is happening around you.
why people die falling from horses?
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
It's been years since I watched Gone with the Wind, and my teen daughter never had, so I chose it for Father/Daughter Movie Night to add an additional bit of American classic culture to her upbringing.
Her response: "Why?"
On some level, her question makes sense. Aside from the Technicolor splendor and epic tapestry of the film, what makes it a movie worth watching today? In particular, why watch a movie with a protagonist who is so irksome, who makes four hours worth of bad life decisions, is manipulative and narcissistic, is an amoral back-stabber, and who never manages to pull off a redemption arc?
Scarlett O'Hara is a hot, toxic mess, destroying every man (and most women) who encounter…
rewatch: -1,0 ★
"The movie comes from a world with values and assumptions fundamentally different from our own. [...] A politically correct “GWTW” would not be worth making, and might largely be a lie."
Vom Winde verweht - Es ist kompliziert.... Ich bin hin und hergerissen:
Auf der einen Seite liegen die Missstände des Films, aus heutiger Sicht, klar auf der Hand. Die Romantisierung des Südens, der Sklaverei, des Kriegs, versuchte Vergewaltigung, Materialismus, die Darstellung der afro-amerikanischen Figuren sind nur einige meiner Kritikpunkte.
Auf der anderen Seite kann ich dem Film seinen Einfluss auf das Kino abgewinnen. Ausstattung, Schauspieler, Kostüme, Design und Bildgewalt sind fantastisch und wirken heute noch. Sogar die Lauflänge von 3 Stunden und 53…
Can someone give me a good reason for this being 4 hours?
Also wtf at them trying to rewrite what the civil war was about lmaoooo
In 1998 I was taking a US History AP in high school. We were assigned Gone With The Wind which I had no interest in reading. The night before the test I decided to rent the movie since I hadn't read the book. Once I got to the video store and realized it was 4 hours long I decided to rent Blade staring Wesley Snipes instead...I failed the test and ended up dropping the class.
For the last 18 years my mom has been begging me to watch it with her. Today I finally did. And, you know what, it was a pretty amazing movie. Turns out I knew absolutely nothing about it, all I knew was the 30 second…
A true epic.
And so lovingly restored.
All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1187. An easy way of seeing how…