Gone With the Wind (PG)

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Romance

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Tue Nov 19 2013

It’s a good job they’re putting this ravishing new print of ‘Gone with the Wind’ in cinemas now – before Steve McQueen’s ‘12 Years a Slave’ arrives in January to show us what American slavery really looked like. Its stereotype of happy slaves and kindly masters has never been more wince-inducing (the writers thankfully deleted the novel’s pro-Ku Klux Klan references). But no one watches ‘Gone with the Wind’ for historical accuracy. What keeps us coming back is four-hours of epic romance in gorgeous Technicolor.

Slavery, the Civil War, the burning of Atlanta, a street knee-deep in dead soldiers – all just a backdrop to the main event, Scarlett ’n’ Rhett. The feminist jury is still out on Southern belle Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh). Nothing but a serial husband-thief? Or a resilient modern woman doing what she can to survive? You decide. Rhett (Clark Gable) is the hard-drinking playboy who, when he looks at a woman, sees right through her petticoats. Scarlett: ‘You black-hearted varmint’ (store that one away for future use). Rhett: ‘You’ll never mean anything but misery to a man.’ Frankly, you’d have be as black-hearted as Rhett not to give a damn.

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PG

UK release:

Fri Nov 22, 2013

Duration:

2011 mins

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Sam Yacuzzo

Read the book nonstop. The movie was the most amazing thing I had ever seen at the time. To compare it with later works is totally unfair. You must be a youngster. I admit that some of the movies that came out in that year were also great. The worst movie ever to win an Oscar in my mind is Slum dog Millionaire. We are much more civilized now and racially sympathetic.

John

The movie, when taken as a commentary of the effects of war on ordinary people, is superb. As a romance, it at times is more like a soap opera.

Carrie

I love this movie. It's my favorite of all I have ever seen. I know that technically it could have been better. But it has the magic that every other movie lacks so much. The strenght of portrayals (especially Vivien Leigh's, who was the best actress ever, in my opinion), the direction, art direction, screenplay, the whole cast, cinematography and Max Steiner's soundtrack... This movie is immortal. It will be loved and adored forever, as time goes by...

Carrie

I love this movie. It's my favorite of all I have ever seen. I know that technically it could have been better. But it has the magic that every other movie lacks so much. The strenght of portrayals (especially Vivien Leigh's, who was the best actress ever, in my opinion), the direction, art direction, screenplay, the whole cast, cinematography and Max Steiner's soundtrack... This movie is immortal. It will be loved and adored forever, as time goes by...