Gone with the Wind details
|Formats:||PG DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard, Olivia De Havilland, Hattie McDaniel, Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O'Neil, Butterfly McQueen, Victor Jory, Evelyn Keyes, Ann Rutherford, Laura Hope Crews, Harry Davenport, Jane Darwell, Ona Munson, Ward|
|Directors:||Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Drama, Romance|
|Studio:||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
|Collections:||All-time Greats, American Film Institute's top 100, Best Picture Oscar Winners, Broken Hearts, Classics, Crazy, Stupid, Love, Oscar Winners, Top Must See Movies|
Gone with the Wind
|Run time:||3 hours 44 minutes|
|Rental release:||01 Oct 2000|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Sheer class --- a work of art.By roncoach (370 reviews) from suffolk , 30 Nov 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]In every film afficianados top 20 films of all time, I suppose. And I cannot disagree. In fact, many viewers would have great difficulty in arguing against a commonly-held view that this is the best film ever made ( and when you set it against 'Citizen Kane' this movie would certainly get my vote over Orson Welles' over-rated offering). Actually, 'Gone With The Wind' is not my favourite film of all time, but there is no doubt that it is a superlative movie on every level.
Of all the millionas of words ever written about this film, I suspect the main controversy lies in whether Vivien Leigh was the correct choice to play Scarlett. I often pose the question to myself and try to picture Paulette Goddard (because she would have been my personal choice at the time of production) but I find it to be a completely fruitless exercise. The movie is perfect and Vivien Leigh IS Scarlett O'Hara --- and that just ends any controversy.
Gable was born to play his role and, of all the other perfectly-cast players, I would single out Leslie Howard who seems to have stepped straight out of Margaret Mitchell's mind and onto the screen.
It's not very often, with a long epic film, that a viewer longs for an extra hour to be added on to an already very long film. But that is what this particular viewer has always wished LOL.
Nothing to say that hasn't been said already over the last 70 years. We've all seen it, we all love it and we always will.
I suppose there must be some Mongolian yak-herder who hasn't seen it (or even one of our younger viewers brought up on 'teenagers spend the night in a morgue with vampires'). Sell all your yaks, throw out your teenage vampire films and watch a work of art that will stay at the top of the ratings forever.
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A solid epic romance with universal themes.By Lazenbear (1 review) , 21 Nov 2013An epic movie in every sense of the word, this movie is both influential and peerless. For those who aren't aware, this movie is a love story between the vain, manipulative and immature Scarlett O'Hara (played excellently by Vivian Leigh) and the charming and debonair but rascally Rhett Butler (with a career best performance by Clark Gable) all the while the American Civil War unfolds around them. Being fairly young, I never looked upon this movie with the reverence that many older critics give it but even I can see the importance of this movie and how well it is done. The only thing that ever really escaped me is why anyone would really like Scarlett? She seems like a total self centred cow and part of the fun is seeing how she grows up from a self centred teenager into a ruthless career woman. I think this movie is less of a love story but a story about survivors. Scarlett is totally unprepared for the events that unfold around her but she steps up to the challenge by using her beauty and her chutzpah to stay a top the social ladder. Meanwhile characters that should be fine are brought down by their own code of ethics and their sense of decency. To me that had a lot of resonance in the modern world about how those with the money are the ones who take on more of Scarlett's attributes. I really enjoyed it, but it was a little too long. There were no extras on the DVD to speak of so it really is just the movie.
Highly recommendedBy a customer , 06 Oct 20134 stars because its a sad story, but its told perfectly. We need a minimum of 20 words. Yours currently contains 11
longer please!!!taratataBy filmamateur (104 reviews) , 28 Jun 2013a classic must be seen in a comfortable armchair with no interferences.. saw it when I was 12yrs in a small village cinema with wooden seats and was still mesmorised by the sheer grandeur
Cinematic legendBy Niknoks (18 reviews) from Bexhill-on-Sea , 17 Mar 2013My all time favourite film. This film is the ultimate love story. Vivien Leigh cast as Scarlett was genius. Having already auditioned half of Hollywood royalty, it was a British actress who landed the plum role, and rightly so. She played it so well, i hated the character for half the film for being such a spoilt and indulged miss. The rest was a respect for such a determined woman. Stunning actress and a talent that has few competitors. Rhett Butler could not have being played by anyone whatsoever other than Clark Gable. He oozes charm, smarm and ooh la la! (I think he was my first cinematic crush!!) De Havilland was superb as Melanie, the kind hearted and forgiving woman. I really cannot emphasise enough just what an experience it was and is watching this film over the years. If you have not watched this yet, you really need to. You will never forget it, and will never wish to.
Gone with the wind - missing second halfBy a customer , 10 Mar 2013Can any one assist, I have this DVD for a second time and only have half of the film. Did anyone else have the same problem. It is strange to have had the same thing twice, perhaps I am doing something wrong technically ?
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