Gone With the Wind Reviews

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February 6, 2020
In casting Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara, Clark Gable as RhettButler, Olivia De Havilland as Melanie and Leslie Howard as Ashley Wilkes, [David O. Selznick] brought the major characters to life just as they existed in the book.
February 5, 2020
Miss Mitchell used 475,000 words to tell her story. Three hours 45 minutes is not a second too long in which to recount it in the film transcription.
February 5, 2020
Clark Gable sends a refreshing blast of cynicism through a narrative which otherwise would have been over-sweet.
September 30, 2019
This danger-fraught material should be left to inspired writers... Mediocre reactionary writers shouldn't play around with so much dynamite for the mere sake of giving the sensation-loving masses a thrill.
September 20, 2019
The only help we can give [a future researcher] is to explain that the burning question of our day was not a question of the value of this work as a piece of historic documentation: our public was concerned chiefly with the techniques of histrionic art.
July 30, 2019
It's corny and blowsy and phony, the slide trombone in the cinematic orchestra, and yet it is not boring.
April 4, 2019
I enjoy watching it but I acknowledge all those flaws.
January 29, 2019
"Gone With the Wind" offers the kind of big, rich, opulent experience the movies are in a unique position to offer but seldom do.
January 29, 2019
For anyone older who wants a reminiscent trip into the early war years, and how it felt to look at someone else's high-coloured war when you had no idea what your own was bringing, again this is it.
January 29, 2019
There is a kind of dispassionate confidence in the film's own destiny: the last tycoon, making the last of the dinosaurs.
March 1, 2018
If the story had been cut short and tidied up at the point marked by the interval, and if the personal drama had been made subservient to a cinematic treatment of the central theme, then Gone With the Wind might have been a really great film.
January 4, 2018
I was swept away by the drama about a selfish, beautiful Southern belle who loses everything in the Civil War but claws her way back after vowing - backed by composer Max Steiner's trumpets - "As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again."
January 4, 2018
Now it can be told that out of the pages of a magnificent book has leaped a magnificent motion picture.
August 18, 2017
I still find the movie vile and offensive in every important part. It purports to show us the lamentable fate of "gentility" in the old South which, as a pre-teen, only made me wish General Sherman godspeed on his appointed rounds in Georgia.
June 15, 2017
Gone with the Wind, one of the most beloved and revered of American classics, showcases the best and worst of old Hollywood.
June 27, 2015
The film's subtle racism is insidious, going to great lengths to enshrine the myth that the Civil War wasn't fought over slavery - an institution the film unabashedly romanticizes.
June 11, 2015
There are infinite highs, beginning with Vivien Leigh's extraordinary performance as Scarlett O'Hara, one of the most fully developed characters ever depicted in American cinema.
February 22, 2015
There has never been a picture like David O. Selznick's production of Gone With the Wind.
February 22, 2015
Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh create their own sizzle as Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara in a lavish four-hour epic that juxtaposes scenes of jaw-dropping majesty with moments of elegant intimacy and playful verbal jousting.
February 22, 2015
No one watches Gone with the Wind for historical accuracy. What keeps us coming back is four-hours of epic romance in gorgeous Technicolor.
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