All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. 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.
**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…
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…
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…
Not one of my favorites. Critical to movie history, obviously, but being forced to see it at age 14 led to annoyance at the film. Perhaps due for a rewatch. Gable and Leigh are obviously at the top of their game, but the southern "Lost cause" mythology has never been terribly compelling for me, nor has the Antebellum south as a time period.
Extremamente caro para o seu tempo Gone With The Wind, tem cada dólar justificado na tela, e é fácil ser seduzido por seus visuais suntuosos, sentir o calor da queima de Atlanta. Isso é o estilo Hollywood talento em larga escala, casualmente racista, usando a Guerra Civil como pano de fundo, sem nunca abordar sua importância social ou histórica ele nos encanta com um romance forte e atípico que conquistou o mundo.
It's beautifully filmed with a great reverence for the old American South. Unfortunately, that's the problem. Its depiction of slavery, slaveowners, and black people in general is pretty grating. It's not on as low a level as D.W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation, but boy is it close.
It also doesn't help that its central characters are both horribly unsympathetic. Perhaps that was the point, but it's hard for me to be emotionally invested in a heroine who's a borderline sociopath.
Don't get me wrong -- on a technical level this movie is amazing, and I can see why it's held in such high regard. It deserves the score I gave it for Victor Fleming's direction alone.
The subject matter, however, is a little hard for me to stomach.
The saddest story ever? The most annoying woman ever? OMG!
Beautiful, ambitious and epic. However ... totally troublesome if you're re-visiting it after 10 years and got a little more socially conscious about race issues and the history of The Civil War.
But that shot during the sacking of Savannah, tho.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Trying to describe the sheer epic scope, drama, and downright awesomeness of Gone with the Wind in a single review, as opposed to several thesis papers is pretty much impossible. There's so much in this film to touch on, from the character arcs, to the subtext, to metaphorical imagery to it's impact on the film art form as a whole.
That being said, I will still try to explain why I think it's probably the greatest American film ever made.
First off, one must applaud Victor Fleming, who, with the unaccredited aid of directors George Cukor and Sam Wood, stitched this massive cinematic tapestry together. It seems most of the work was Fleming's, so I'll be crediting him from here…
This might be one of the worst movies I have seen. Why do people love this? Both main characters are horrible. I had zero attachment to them.
nunca antes eu tinha mandado um filme se fuder com tanta veemência
Maior Romance de Todos os Tempos meu cu
duas estrelas porque a fotografia e técnica em geral são lindas e mereciam uma história melhor
Disclaimer: This is the tenth and final installment in my ongoing examination of all 10 films nominated for Best Picture or "Outstanding Production" as it was then known, during Hollywood's "Golden Year" of 1939.
Well I guess this is it, we've finally come to the conclusion of my odyssey through all 10 films nominated for Best Picture in 1939. And what more fitting way to end this look back then with the film that won the whole enchilada in that so memorable a year, Gone with the Wind. I must admit that this viewing is terribly overdue. I also must admit that it feels good to understand finally what the fuss is all about after all these years. I get…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!