Gone With the Wind

Gone With the Wind

DVD - 2009
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Scarlett O'Hara is the daughter of a wealthy southern plantation owner. Ashley is the love of her life, but he is going to marry his cousin Melanie Hamilton. At a barbecue at Twelve Oaks, Scarlett meets Rhett Butler. News of the Civil War starting arrives at the barbecue. As the war continues, Scarlett becomes a widow, all while still pining for Ashley. After the war, Scarlett travels to her family's plantation only to find it in ruins, with no food, animals and her mother dead. Later, Rhett courts Scarlett and they get married and have a daughter, Bonnie. When Bonnie dies, Rhett goes mad. Then Melanie dies. Rhett feels that Scarlett will go to Ashley to be with him. Not understanding Scarlett's intentions, Rhett walks out on Scarlett.

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akirakato
Apr 15, 2019

Directed by Victor Fleming in 1939 adapted from Margaret Mitchell's 1936 novel of the same name, this American historical epic depicts the Scarlett O'Hara's romance set in the American South against the backdrop of the American Civil War and the Reconstruction era.
Although it seems overlong, it remains as one of the greatest films of all time.
As a history buff, I enjoyed it to the hilt.

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BookEMonster
Mar 30, 2019

I appreciate it cinematically, but it is a racist load of hogwash, like the book it was based on.

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jmreid1220
Feb 28, 2019

I was fortunate to see this epic on the big screen a few years ago on the west side of Indianapolis. When possible, it's nice to appreciate certain films in a darkened theater in the way they were intended.
This is one for the ages and part of our cultural history.

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messala2
May 11, 2018

The book is a slog enlivened and sustained not by Scarlett O'Hara but by Rhett Butler whose presence is clarity and relief....... from Scarlett O'Hara! Thankfully the movie attains Scarlett's embodied survival as it's theme. (Huh?) She survives. That's what it's about. I think.

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peacock_0
Nov 08, 2017

Must see! Every generation should read the book at least once and see the movie if they are so inclined. I've read the book 3 times myself and have a friend that's read it 35 times and counting!

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alicat1
Oct 28, 2017

The costumes are nothing short of amazing!

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Booksss14
Apr 29, 2017

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

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CurlyWhirly
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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SpaceAngel
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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joco_1 Oct 18, 2018

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

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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