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Gone With the Wind endures and deepens with the passing of time because Scarlett and Rhett are as modern as its open ending.
| Original Score: 5/5
Brimming with colour and passion, it pulls its emotional kick from tremendous performances, not least from Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable as the love-hate lovers.
The cast, in the main scenes as in the episodes, is excellent.
[VIDEO ESSAY] ...a closer reading finds a cutting commentary on the South's hypocritical, opportunistic, and racist attitudes that continue to infect American culture.
| Original Score: A
The golden standard for classic Hollywood bombast, this one.
| Original Score: 68/100
If ever the phrase, "They don't make 'em like they used to" could fit a film, this is it.
| Original Score: 3/5
The epic film that to this day stands as the benchmark against which all other epics are judged.
| Original Score: 8/10
Gone with the Wind is still dated, but it's a dynamite kind of antiquity.
Coordinating six filming units at once and presiding over 50-hour editing sessions, [Selznick] subsisted on a regular diet of thyroid extract, Benzedrine, and B-12 shots.
It's impossible not to be carried away by the rich arterial force of this storytelling.
One of the truly great films, destined for record-breaking boxoffice business everywhere.
Grand old Hollywood at its most magnificent and melodramatic. Say what you like about the soapy characterisation and plotting, the spectacle flattens all in its wake.
A lost Hollywood art: the epic melodrama.
| Original Score: 4/4
A critic-proof movie if there ever was one: it isn't all that good, but somehow it's great.
Terrificly acted, staged and designed, Gone WIth the Wind remains one of the greatest period epics ever filmed.
Despite the star power of Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable, Wind has lost some of its bluster, yet it survives as a glorious Technicolored window into America's dusty, bygone past.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
What more can one say about this much-loved, much discussed blockbuster?
Forget it, no Civil War film has made a nickel, producer Irving Thalberg told Louis B. Mayer about a melodrama that would break records and become a unique cultural phenom
Well, even if it is essentially four hours about a selfish, silly cow, it's impeccably well made, and should be seen by anyone with even a passing interest in romance or movies.
The film that perhaps defines Hollywood.