I want you all to vote on what you think are the greatest films of all time!
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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…
How can a movie be this good? While watching Gone with the Wind for the first time last night that question kept crossing my mind. Gone with the Wind is so damn perfect it's dumb, it's so amazing that it makes no sense.
Every aspect of the movie was beyond perfect. The beautiful technicolor cinematography combined with the great costumes and huge elaborate sets made this one of the most gorgeous films I've ever seen. The epic four hour story never drags and kept me invested the whole time. Vivien Leigh's outstanding performance instantly made her character Scarlet O'hara one of my favorite movie characters ever. If I pointed out every thing this movie nails this review would turn into…
Einer DER großen Klassiker mit vorauseilendem Ruf, dem ich bis auf die epische Geschichte hinter dem Film und der überwältigenden Ausstattung, nicht viel abgewinnen kann.
Die subtilen Highlights adaptierten Geschichte, wie Scarletts definitiver Charakterwandel, drohende Vergewaltigung oder die Geburtsstunde des Ku-Klux-Klans, gehen im Film durch schwerpunktlose sowie unaufhörliche Aneinanderreihung der wichtigsten Szenen unter. Da scheinen vier Stunden nicht ausreichend Zeit zu sein.
Die letzten Akzente werden von dem Klangteppich verschluckt, der permanent die großen Gefühle beschwört und leider ist das Gegenteil bewirkt, wenn die Stimmen in den Dialogen gesenkt werden und hinter der Dauerdrönung verschwinden.
Leider wird, bis auf die Beziehung von Rhett und Scarlett, fast alles verbalisiert, was gerade im Film passiert. Das mag zur Entstehungszeit des Films üblich…
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task 9: a film starring olivia de havilland
like. what a magnum opus? scarlett o'hara is a female icon. i have a friend that reminds me of rhett butler.
despite the four hour long running time i was never bored. i really enjoyed it? beautiful score and stunning cinematography like what an aesthetically pleasing film.
vivien leigh marry me.
"Gone with the wind" is a Guinness World Record extravaganza: it was the biggest film production of its time and the most troubled one at that, the winner of the most Oscars at the time and the one with the longest running time until "Lawrence of Arabia" came round. Though, on that note, if one considers the overture and the intermission, it might still be the longest. It was also the biggest financial success for many decades and still lingers in the top 5, if one were to correct the box office records for inflation.
However, "Gone with the wind" is first and foremost a prime example of how not to adapt a novel for the screen with the first…
Let's say it's a 5 of respect. Because there are some incredibly epic things about this movie. It is THE epic--on a scale that matches the grandeur of the classical old South. It's all about big production value. The film is technically brilliant. And watching this movie in this day and age, you can't ignore how iconic the film has become. But no one wants to hear pure praise.
It is about ostensibly about Scarlett O'Hara's love life, but it is really a portrait of the old South. The film is charming. If you find antebellum racism and slavery charming. What I guess I'm trying to say is that while I can appreciate the cinematic value of the movie, the…
This film contains one of the best character arcs, female protagonist and love story I've ever seen. If every movie took his time to explore his women as deeply as this one a lot of people wouldn't be as pissed off as they are at the moment.
We have a lot to learn from tis film. Expect the racism probably
At 3 hours and 40 minutes this seemed more like a binge-watched Netflix series than one sweeping, southern epic. Visually stunning, with lavish costumes, luxuriant sets and impeccable hair and makeup, Gone with the Wind truly earned its reputation as one of the greatest motion pictures of all time.
Vivien Leigh is superb as Scarlett O'Hara. From lovelorn teenager to cruel business woman and later, teary eyed optimist, Leigh really goes through the entire emotional spectrum. Her ability to strike upon a range of feelings within any given scene is balanced by Clarke Gable's stoic-yet-roguish constant. The pair are incandescent on screen together. Passionate in every way imaginable, Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler provide the template for most tempestuous silver…
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I found this to be a difficult film to rate. Its technical accomplishments hold up really well. The set design and costumes are gorgeous, and while it's not the first film shot in colour, in definitely makes the most out of its Technicolor production. The sunsets and the burning of Atlanta really are visually stunning scenes.
But as pretty as the sunsets are, I didn't find much to like here. Long runtimes or flawed protagonists aren't necessary bad, but I couldn't get invested in Scarlett O'Hara at all over four hours. (Although Vivian Leigh deserves credit for being so convincingly unlikable.) And the scope of the film feels smaller as…
I want you all to vote on what you think are the greatest films of all time!
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Pretty self-explanatory question, but one I find very interesting.
Which film made you love film? What movie ignited your love…