Gone With the Wind

Gone With the Wind

DVD - 2009
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Scarlett O'Hara is the daughter of a wealthy southern plantation owner. Ashley is the love of her life, but he is going to marry his cousin Melanie Hamilton. At a barbecue at Twelve Oaks, Scarlett meets Rhett Butler. News of the Civil War starting arrives at the barbecue. As the war continues, Scarlett becomes a widow, all while still pining for Ashley. After the war, Scarlett travels to her family's plantation only to find it in ruins, with no food, animals and her mother dead. Later, Rhett courts Scarlett and they get married and have a daughter, Bonnie. When Bonnie dies, Rhett goes mad. Then Melanie dies. Rhett feels that Scarlett will go to Ashley to be with him. Not understanding Scarlett's intentions, Rhett walks out on Scarlett.

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This epic drama is a quintessential American movie and one that will lead to thoughtful conversations about how movies have changed in the decades since this was made.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby), in a bid to regain his success, failed at writing the script for "Gone With the Wind."

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ArapahoeLeigh Aug 15, 2018

This 1934 Frank Capra classic which was the first film to win all five major Oscars ranging from Best Picture and Director, to Actor, Actress and Screenplay. Starring Clark Gable and Vivian Leigh, this is a timeless film about the deep South during the Civil War. This is one of my personal favori... Read More »

In "Gone With the Wind," we have to wait ages for Rhett to kiss Scarlett after he tells her, "No, I don't think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That's what's wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how." The wait is worth it!... Read More »

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ArapahoeKati Nov 15, 2016

Let's be honest: I watch this movie...multiple times a year. It's THAT good.


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messala2
May 11, 2018

The book is a slog enlivened and sustained not by Scarlett O'Hara but by Rhett Butler whose presence is clarity and relief....... from Scarlett O'Hara! Thankfully the movie attains Scarlett's embodied survival as it's theme. (Huh?) She survives. That's what it's about. I think.

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peacock_0
Nov 08, 2017

Must see! Every generation should read the book at least once and see the movie if they are so inclined. I've read the book 3 times myself and have a friend that's read it 35 times and counting!

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alicat1
Oct 28, 2017

The costumes are nothing short of amazing!

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Booksss14
Apr 29, 2017

I love this movie! Great casting and costuming. And great quotes too.

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CrewCutKen
Feb 10, 2017

Yep. Fiddle-Dee-Dee. I fully agree with Me_Tarzan's comments about this 78-year-old clunker.

NWPL Feb 09, 2017

A classic when it comes to epic. Gorgeous costuming with great sets...love the actors in this one, especially Hattie McDaniel.

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SpaceAngel
Jan 09, 2017

Personally, I found 1939's Gone With The Wind to be a big 4-hour bore. This film is far too over-rated for its own good. All the unfounded hype that this movie's received since its initial release has created the illusion that it's far superior to what it really is.

Adapted from the best-selling novel of the same name (written by Margaret Mitchell in 1936) - This novel promotes and applauds the ideals of slavery for blacks. It's a novel over-flowing with racial prejudices and bigotry, and the belief in the intellectual inferiority of Afro-Americans. It is over a thousand pages in length and, like the movie, it also is a big, fat bore.

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GoneWithTheThread
Dec 23, 2016

Awesome movie! If you don't watch it for the storyline, then at least watch it for costuming.

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GusAndAbe
Nov 22, 2016

A classic that you will never tire of watching.

ArapahoeKati Nov 15, 2016

Let's be honest: I watch this movie...multiple times a year. It's THAT good.

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joco_1 Oct 18, 2018

Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.

lucille007 Apr 08, 2014

"Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn."

Rhett Butler speaking to Scarlett

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swallowtailcat
Jun 30, 2011

Prissy: Mammy, here's Miss Scarlett's vittles.
Scarlett: You can take it all back to the kitchen; I won't eat a bite.
Mammy: Yes'm you is, you's gonna eat every mouthful of this.
Scarlett: No... I'm... NOT.

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Jul 25, 2014

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