Gone With the Wind

Gone With the Wind

Blu-ray Disc - 1939
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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.
Publisher: Burbank, California : Warner Home Video, ©1939.
Characteristics: 1 blu-ray disc (233 min.) :,sound, color ;,12 cm.

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kenhibberd
Oct 21, 2020

Simply the Best.

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Ted_42
Sep 27, 2020

You have to consider this as a product of its time. The story was compelling and the cinematography well done. It over-romanticized the old South, but it did note the use of a caste system ("White trash" and "Darkies").

As an aside I found it interesting to note just how long this movie was and that an opening overture (so the audience knew it was time to sit) and intermission were included.

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gramma_elaine
Sep 20, 2020

Fabulous movie, love story, but the slave parts made me sad. So thankful humanity realized that people of a different color are all the same. No one race is above another. Five stars but for the slavery which is a sad part of our history.

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violetjelaine
Aug 22, 2020

I love this movie so much!! The costumes are amazing and I love the dresses!!!!!!! Vivian Leigh is PERFECT for Scarlett and Clark Gable is too for Rhett Butler! The book is amazing too. This is a MUST WATCH!! :)

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mammothhawk229e
Jul 28, 2020

it was lush & grand. it was also surprising slow, long and boring! It didn't have the graphic violence. It also whitewash white entitlement.

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Dr_Alex
Jul 22, 2020

Watched this masterpiece once again and enjoyed it more than ever. It is a well written, well-acted, and well-directed movie providing a historical time capsule for a bygone era. Its antiwar message and depiction of the agonies of war are astoundingly clear as is the contrast between the protagonists, the saintly Melanie and the impetuous self-centered Scarlett.

It’s a well-deserved credit to a group of amazing actors such as the academy award winner Hattie McDaniel, who is the first African American Oscar winner and has been honored on a US postage stamp. As in any movie, it concentrates on the lives of the people in the screenplay and cannot be judged for failing to display a comprehensive bevy of all the social issues in the 19th century.

It would be a sad day for literature, movies, culture and human civilization if this movie is banned and burnt in bonfires of “reactionary ignorance.”

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mustang351c
Jun 10, 2020

Amazing!

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victoriadouglas135
Mar 30, 2020

Hands down the best movie ever made. I'm probably a little biased because I watched it all the time starting at about 5 years old. However, as I grow older and start understanding human nature and relationships between men and women, my understanding of the movie broadens. Every character is the perfect choice, costumes are stunning, dialogue is enrapturing. The music never fails to give me goosebumps. Those movies that leave you wanting more are always the perfect ones and "Gone with the Wind" does exactly that.

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Campari1
Nov 28, 2019

I know exactly where BookEMonster is coming from. H/she is the kind of person that if you saved the life of Mother Theresa or prevent the Romans from crucifying Jesus Christ hey'd call you a racist. There has been so much said over the years about this movie that it is virtually impossible to add something without being boring. Nevertheless, I'll try. Kudos to Hollywood of the period from the second part of the 20th century on to the present for not trying to remake this movie. Anytime anybody would try to remake it, they are destined to fail. This is simply the best movie ever made. Nothing about it, including but not limited to acting, directing, screenplay, photography, music, can be improved. Margaret Mitchel's book could, of course, be easily transformed into a movie to fit BookEMonster's taste, namely make it into an unwatchable piece of junk honoring current political correctness hysteria, but (sorry George Clooney, Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts and all the others who think so much about themselves) it would be impossible to find actors better suitable for the role of Scarlet, Rhett, Mammie, Melanie, and all the other protagonists than those picked by David O. Selznick.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Nov 04, 2019

The movie Gone With The Wind is a wonderfully made movie that I really enjoyed watching. I loved the actors for each character - Vivien Leigh, who played Scarlett O’Hara, was perfect for the role and encompassed Scarlett’s personality perfectly. I loved the costume design of this movie as well, which was based on 1860s fashions and gave a feeling of profound nostalgia and awe at the beauty and attention to detail. The movie does however omit certain parts from the original book, and at times it feels as though parts are rushed just to fit the whole plot of the story in. -@ClockworkReader of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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violetjelaine
Aug 22, 2020

"War, war, war; this war talk's spoiling all the fun at every party this spring. I get so bored I could scream." -Scarlett O'Hara :)

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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Jul 25, 2014

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