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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…
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…
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…
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…
Film excellent, on ne s'en lasse à aucun moment. Les images sont très belles, grâce notamment à l'usage du Technicolor, qui permet de changer l'ambiance du film à chaque grande étape.
C'est mon premier film de cette époque, et je n'en ai aucun regret, au contraire: je n'ai pas du tout sentis passé les 4 heures. Avec des scènes très belles, une bande son très bien placée, Gone with the Wind est un chef d’œuvre des débuts du cinéma parlant, qui méritent largement ses nombreux prix.
Une légère critique que je me permets de faire est le fait que cet apogée de la « civilisation » du Sud des USA que dépeint le film est un peu trop enjolivé, comme…
Hardly perfect when it comes to modern standards of racial representation, Gone with the Wind's insistence on sticking to Scarlett O'Hara's POV (one of romanticism and spoils) allows the film to have its cake and eat it to as a work of top shelf spectacle and artistic achievement.
Man, this was epic! All in a good way.
I saw the running time at 4hrs. and thought oh. my. god. However, it was well worth it. I really enjoyed taking this film in.
Rhett Butler is the men of men. Doesn't care, and doesn't care who knows it. He'll have you, but on his terms. He plays every angle like it's his last. You want to hate him, but damn it you can't, and he doesn't give a damn.
Scarlett O'Hara is a gold digging beauty. She needs the love of a man to feel normal and whole. Any man will do. She's not taking any shit, unless it's from a man. Will someone, anyone please love me!
Great story, really beautifully shot, sweeping scenery, great acting, and all around entertaining classic.
The fucking stairs man. I found Scarlett O'Hara to be really fucking annoying.
"Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."
I was quite simply blown away by this film. It truly is an epic and a masterpiece. The scale is enormous, with incredible set pieces and gorgeous cinematography. I couldn't believe this film came out 76 years ago! The central character is both fascinating and exceedingly frustrating. The famous line, "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn" is one of the most cathartic moments I've felt in a long time from a film.
Some younger viewers don't like this one. As for me though it has grown on me as of recently. It received universal acclaim back in its day and I think most aspects of this film remain fresh to this day. Most of the credit has to be given to not only the director but also the two main stars that completely elevate this film to near 'top notch' status.
Just watched it in the theatre, with overture and everything. Wow. What an amazing first half; the rest... eh. More words soon
Scarlett might be unbearable and egocentric, but i really admired her perseverance to leave poverty in the past and never having to experience it again, even when some of her methods were really fucking insensitive.
It could have been a perfect film if it hadn't sugar-coated slavery, marital rape and its last 40 minutes didn't remind me of a televisa soap opera.
I have a soft spot for 4-hour epics and this one really lived up to the expectations that come with being one of the most popular movies of all time. Both Leigh and Gable are unbelievably good in it, breathing life into pretty standard on-page characters. The excitement of filmmakers taking advantage of a new medium of color cinema is palpable and evident in gorgeous shots, almost cheesy in their lavishness, that most directors wouldn't get away with today. Casual racism and Southern revisionism in its most primitive form diminish the overall quality of the movie, but fortunately never become substantial enough to overshadow an all-time love story.
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