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…
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…
"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…
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…
(Rachel) What a fantastic movie! Tim couldn’t believe I’d never seen this since well I’m a girl and honestly I’m not sure why I hadn’t, but I’m so glad I finally did. Vivien Leigh as Scarlett is a beautiful ruthless southern lady and Clark Gable as Rhett is a handsome southern scoundrel. This movie made me want to be Scarlett and marry Rhett. I couldn’t get it out of my head for like a week or more and when Tim or I brought it up I would cry. The first half and second half is really like two different films, but I loved both. We only watched the first part on Valentine’s Day and the next morning we finished it.…
Película 24 de mi Reto Cinéfilo 2015, correspondiente a la categoría 1: Una película de tres horas o más.
Yo soy de los que creo que hay que mirar las películas según la época en las que estás se realizaron, colocando todo en su contexto, siendo consciente de lo que en cada tiempo histórico se consideraba muy revolucionario.
Esta película, es un culebrón sacado de una novela venezolana cualquiera, pero está hermosamente interpretado y visualmente es un lujo, no pareciese que le falte o sobre nada, a pesar de su duración. Puede que hoy no signifique mucho, pero en 1939 debió ser un boom maravilloso de ver.
Quisiera verla de nuevo en mejor calidad, y de ser posible, en el cine con gallitos y nestea.
Meh. I feel like I should watch it again to see if I appreciate it more.
Critic-proof, really. Nevertheless, what it lacks in coherent narrative thrust it makes up for in imagery, performance, and sheer spectacle.
Didn't think I'd like it as much as I did. A classic; the important parts (filmmaking, acting quality) haven't really aged. An important movie about the civil war and America in general. Captures a moment in history and uses it to say something about the world in general. The characters might not have modern world views and the politics might be old-fashioned, but the artistry isn't.
There is racism in it, but that shouldn't be surprising given the film tells the story of rich white southerners during the Civil War through their eyes. It's unfortunate, but so is pretty much everything else that happens in the film. It's the movie we should admire, not its characters or what they do.
1. half; the fucking rednecks get what they deserve
2. half; every one goes crazy
Forgot to log this.
Beautiful movie, obviously.
The main body of the narrative appeared to be taken up by wealthy, entitled racists being racist, entitled, and complaining that they are not more wealthy, making it fairly difficult to identify with anything occurring onscreen at any given point. This feeling was especially prevalent in the moments surrounding the numerous pony-related tragedies. I can say with some degree of certainty however that it looks like a real bloody pain in the arse to have a horse-grudge placed on your family.
Good grief is this a long movie.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!