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…
"You're like the thief who isn't the least bit sorry he stole, but is terribly, terribly sorry he's going to jail." - Rhett Butler
This…. this film… this wonderment. It's too much to take! It's too much! But it's just too good to stop. The scrumptious dialogue, the deliciously lavish costumes and set designs. The grandeur people! This is a Hollywood fucking production!!!
Vivien Leigh as Scarlett is as smooth and endearing as any actress can be. She's drop dead fucking gorgeous. A beauty for all-times. Her performance ranks among the greatest in cinematic history. She plays a selfish, self-important and money hungry person to perfection and the most amazing thing is that she remains throughout the film so likeable…
**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…
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…
Definitely not the movie I thought it was going to be. I was expecting a sprawling, schmaltzy romantic epic and got a very interesting character study. Much like Citizen Kane, this film is about a character's selfishness and eventual self-destruction. It was very interesting. The only difference between Scarlett's story and the tale of Charles Foster Kane is that Scarlett's story played out in real time rather than flashbacks. The two characters are ambitious and self-centered to the point of alienating all those around them - including the ones they love.
One cannot underscore enough this film's important place in cinema history. Many storytelling techniques still used to this day are derived from this film. There are several shots in…
It's tough to commit to a four hour movie these days, so we treated it like a mini-series and watched over 4 days. It works!
The only reason I'm not giving this 5 stars is because I laughed in several places where I shouldn't due to super-melodramatic line readings or direction. Otherwise, this is a classic story you just have to see before you shrug this mortal coil. With wonderful performances and gorgeous art direction.
One of the all time greats. I need to read some in-depth articles on the film to better understand the themes and character arcs of the second half. The ending in particular has me a bit perplexed, why does all the tragedy and loss get lessened by Tara? How did Scarlet change from the mid-point in the film from the very end? She grew so much in those early days rebuilding Tara but then everything she got after that is all gone and she's back where she started, is it a symbol for her rebuilding her life like she rebuilt Tara? That was a very pivotal point in her life but then Rhett came in and paid for it all…
Epic disappointment! If after 4 hrs Scarlett learned life's lessons and became less selfish, ok. But she didn't. She ended a loser. I've read critics' reviews stating this movie is timeless. It's not! Even though the cinematography is grand, the movie itself is very dated. After watching this film, I thought... those are 4 hours I will never get back. At least I can walk away with the fact that I doesn't know nothin' about birthin' no babies. Frankly my dear, The Wizzard of Oz got robbed at the 1940 Oscars!
Strong visual style, great performances, great story, but is the most boring film in the history of cinema. They could have started Gone with the Wind at the two-hour mark and everything would have made sense.
frankly my dear i don't give a damn
The almost four hours flew by so fast watching this old classic. I absolutely love everything about it, especially the cinematography and the score, both amazing! And Vivien Leigh is perfection.
Scarlet O'Hara really is a great character. One for the ages.
I've always kept away from this film. Always thinking this film just romanticized the south and was just some soap opera melodrama. Well, the film is both but I was pulled in and enjoyed it. Leigh carries the film and gives a fantastic performance and Gable oozes charisma throughout the film (even with such a weak mustache game). I was really surprised with this film and it deserves its Classic status.
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