This cornerstone of the Hollywood Golden Age, which won eight Academy Awards, follows a manipulative Southern belle named Scarlet O’Hara who falls for a dashing gentleman during the American Civil War.
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Used to watch it with my mum when I couldn't sleep. The tale of Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler was my early premise of life. Well, life's not that technicolor-like and there are no Clark Gables anymore in 2014, but while my dvd doesn't get scratched..there's still hope!
A masterpiece. You never saw characters as challenging as Scarlett and Rhett in American films before this, nor a marriage drama where the two are equally rotten enough to deserve each other, so nasty and (shock!) can't work out their differences in the end. It refuses to pander to the values of its time.
Definitely visually groundbreaking in its role of shaping Hollywood history with its colors, sweeping shots, and breathtaking silhouettes against the cloudy sky. The racial stereotypes can come off offensive and ridiculous and hard not to laugh at. Vivien Leigh should have lightened up with her spoiled whiny nature, but then Clark Gable wouldn't have said the most famous line in movie history.