Gone With the Wind

Gone With the Wind

DVD - 1998
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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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Booksss14
Apr 29, 2017

I love this movie! Great casting and costuming. And great quotes too.

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DickyMicky
Feb 10, 2017

Yep. Fiddle-Dee-Dee. I fully agree with Me_Tarzan's comments about this 78-year-old clunker.

NWPL Feb 09, 2017

A classic when it comes to epic. Gorgeous costuming with great sets...love the actors in this one, especially Hattie McDaniel.

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Gizmo_Joe
Jan 09, 2017

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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GoneWithTheThread
Dec 23, 2016

Awesome movie! If you don't watch it for the storyline, then at least watch it for costuming.

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GusAndAbe
Nov 22, 2016

A classic that you will never tire of watching.

AL_KATI Nov 15, 2016

Let's be honest: I watch this movie...multiple times a year. It's THAT good.

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jenna_alexandria
Oct 23, 2016

Always amazing, this is a movie I can watch over and over.

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QteCuttlfish
Sep 26, 2016

I love this movie! It is an excellent classic film, with stunning costumes, amazing performances, and gorgeous cinematography.

SaraLovesBooks Sep 20, 2016

This movie is on the top of my list of all-time favorites. It is a classic, epic story of a woman's life on the eve of, during, and after the Civil War. The cinematography, costume design, scope, and settings of the film are amazing, and stand the test of time. The characters are incredibly flawed, and hard to like, but easy to relate to.

The one major flaw in this film was the casting choice of Leslie Howard as Ashley Wilkes. Ashley was based on the dashing Doc Holliday, and was supposed to be closer to Scarlett's age, as the two of them grew up together. Leslie Howard was too old for the role, and did not portray a character that made any sense for the fiery Scarlett to be in love with and stay in love with. For me, this is the only major flaw in an otherwise wonderful film.

Modern audiences may have a little trouble with the film. For one thing, it's about four hours long, which can be difficult to sit through. For another, while they excised as much of the racism from book to movie as they could, a lot still remains.

And here I have to put in my two cents about this film: It. Is. Not. A. Romance! It has romantic elements to it, since Scarlett focused much of her life and attention on her relationships with the opposite sex, but if all those elements were removed, there would still be a story. The movie is about Scarlett's struggle to survive and find a place for herself as the world she grew up in completely explodes around her.

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Bronco92
Apr 13, 2017

"Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn."

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lucille007
Apr 08, 2014

"Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn."

Rhett Butler speaking to Scarlett

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swallowtailcat
Jun 30, 2011

Prissy: Mammy, here's Miss Scarlett's vittles.
Scarlett: You can take it all back to the kitchen; I won't eat a bite.
Mammy: Yes'm you is, you's gonna eat every mouthful of this.
Scarlett: No... I'm... NOT.

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red_parrot_84
Jul 25, 2014

red_parrot_84 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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