Gone With the Wind

Gone With the Wind

DVD - 2009
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Focuses on the life and loves of the beautiful and selfish Scarlett O'Hara. The story begins on the O'Haras' Georgia plantation of Tara in antebellum days and moves through the Civil War and Reconstruction.

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Derringer
Jun 19, 2019

Personally, I found 1939's "Gone With The Wind" to be a big 4-hour bore. This film is far too over-rated for its own good. All the unfounded hype that this movie's received since its initial release has created the illusion that it's far superior to what it really is.

Adapted from the best-selling novel of the same name (written by Margaret Mitchell in 1936) - This novel promotes and applauds the ideals of slavery for blacks. It's a novel over-flowing with racial prejudices and bigotry, and the belief in the intellectual inferiority of Afro-Americans. It is over a thousand pages in length and, like the movie, it also is a big, fat bore.

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garycornell
May 17, 2014

Congratulations "Gone with the WInd"! You are 75 years old this year and still you just a beautiful as ever. It is hard to believe your director Victor Fleming just finished directing the Wizard of Oz when he started work on you. He had a great team to back him up. Cinematographer Ernest Haller, who shot "Rebel Without a Cause" and "Lilies of the field" gave a sweeping image to the movie. Movie soundtracks are very important, so I can see why you picked Max Steiner. He is well remembered for the soundtracks to such famous movies as "Casablanca" and "Top Hat". I have saved the best for last. The cast is outstanding! Could anyone else have given Rhet Butler the charm, good looks, and acting skill to such a character. Vivien Leigh is beautiful as the daughter to Thomas Mitchell and Barbara O'Neil plays her mother Ellen. Other great character actors are Leslie Howard as the man who spurns the love of Vivien Leigh. Victor Jory is the ruthless plantation manager. Hattie McDaniel and Butterfly McQueen put in historic performances as the house maids. There just is not enough space to list all the great actors in this large cast. Let us just say the cast is outstanding. "Gone With The Wind" Happy 75th Birthday, but get ready for many more generations to love you just as much as the millions of fans in the past!

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Palomino
Jun 03, 2013

If you love horses, be warned, this movie has the most reckless and dangerous horsemanship I've ever seen, and one horse we see is starving - not nice!!! Also, the movie is very long, and very old so the acting is... not subtle. I got to like Scarlett after a while. Mammy steals the show (and apparently won an Oscar for it). The movie doesn't pack the emotional wallop of the book.

btmslt Jul 31, 2012

A classic! This film transports you to a time of great highs and lowsand allows one to view the Old South from the Southern's viewpoint.

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Black_Dog_35
Sep 04, 2012

Frankly my dear, I don't give a dam.

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