At 240 minutes, GONE WITH THE WIND didn't feel too long for me. Maybe I was drawn to its storyline. Vivien Leigh is so f*cking perfect as Scarlett O'Hara. I think she is one of the best movie character I've ever seen. I loved her transformation from selfish woman into an independent woman in the end. Clark Gable is also magnificent as Rhett Butler. The Technicolor photography is beyond wonderful. A timeless classic..
As a technical piece of film making, I couldn't take this seriously. The acting was arch and the whole thing was so melodramatic that I actually laughed out loud during particularly bathetic moments. As a historically important piece of racist propaganda, it needs to be taken very seriously. The still popular film is emblematic of attempts to rewrite history to further Southern visions of a glorious lost cause. Yuck.
Grandiose epic Technicolor romantic drama set during the Civil War is full of riveting acting centered by Vivien Leigh's tour-de-force performance as Scarlett O'Hara and full of quotable dialogue. It do become a full-blooded soap opera movie in the second act with a lot of sudden and dramatic deaths but it is easy to see that it is the best of its kind. Only the use of colored actors for comic relief date this film.
3.5 stars. Vivien Leigh is the best reason to see this film. Yes, it is entertaining but it runs out of steam in part two. The performances are scaled to fit the epic size but they are also without any depth. Not so Leigh. She gives Scarlett such complexity and stubbornness that you keep rooting for her.
Immersed by the plot. how this film depicts a silver-spooned Scarlett O'hara became a thoughtful woman. Despite of her foolishness by choosing fortune over love, this is a great story. and I love Clark Gable's character here. he's the star of this classic film.
Bof, il faut l'avoir vu pour y croire et pourtant, le public marche à chaque fois, paraît-il. On peut se poser bien des questions sur la pérennité d'une oeuvre et son impact à travers les générations. Il faut reconnaître tout de même à cette production d'être "un grand spectacle" mais cinématographiquement parlant, c'est quelconque. Une référence dans l'histoire du cinéma, mais non une date... www.cinefiches.com
Gone with the Wind is an quintessential masterpiece that every film fan should see at some point in their life. Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh and Hattie McDaniel deliver performances for the ages. This film broke boundaries with McDaniel being the first African American to win an Academy Award. However, it does feel a bit dated, especially in some of the scenes dealing with race and women's rights.