Gone With the Wind

DVD - 2009
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Gone With the Wind
An epic story of the South's fight to maintain its way of life during the Civil War years. Scarlett O'Hara and her family are amongst the ladies and gentlemen at the Twelve Oaks Plantation's ball before the Civil War begins. Scarlett's love for one man keeps her from seeing the love that another man truly has for her. As the South finally crumbles around her, Scarlett devises a way to overcome starvation in order to save herself and her family.


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Jan 17, 2015
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

As I seem to keep hearing, time and again, from the so-called "real" movie connoisseurs who are out there (till I'm sick of hearing it)....Is that Gone With The Wind (GWTW, for short) is, without question, one of the absolute, all-time, greatest movies ever-ever made...Well, I say - Oh, really!!??...I repeat - OH, REALLY!!!!!?????

Well, hey, I gave GWTW a fair chance. I did. Yeah. I endured this tedious mess-terpiece (in its ridiculous entirety of an unbelievable 222 minutes) and I didn't think it was so great. It wasn't! In fact, it was nothing but an over-long bore for a good part of the time. I couldn't believe how utterly pretentious most of the main chararcters were to me. I especially found that poor, little, rich girl, Scarlett O'Hara, to be insufferably annoying, far too often. I actually began to physically cringe and wince whenever Miss Scarlett uttered that mega-sickening, little "Fiddle-Dee-Dee!" line of hers.....Ugh!

I understand that GWTW has, ultimately, been hailed, from one end of the planet, to the other, as one of the greastest, most dynamic love stories ever presented (for our envy) on the silver-screen. But I wasn't particularly impressed with the dysfunctional relationship that transpired between these 2 wacky-doodle-dandy 'love-birds' Scarlett and Rhett. It seemed to me that for a good duration of GWTW Scarlett and Rhett were, literally, at each other's throats. I mean, if anyone ever talked to me the way Scarlett and Rhett did to each other, I'd never have anything to do with that person ever again.

Now, don't get me wrong here, I don't completely pan GWTW, altogether. I mean, it was a mighty impressive production, as far as productions go. There's no arguing with that. And the sets were nothing short of stupendous. And the costumes were pretty fantastic, too. Yep, they sure were.

But, all in all, I think that the grandness, the splendor, and the glory that this story apparently stood for was largely lost in the muck, due to the focus that was deliberately put on such an incredibly petty and nonsensical affair, as the one that was taking place between Scarlett and Rhett.

I guess what it all comes down to is that I'll never, ever understand the irrational mind of the true Romantic. Never. It's all gone with the wind to me. And, frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn!

Oct 12, 2014
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Congratulations "Gone with the WInd"! You are 75 years old this year and still you just a beautiful as ever. It is hard to believe your director Victor Fleming just finished directing the Wizard of Oz when he started work on you. He had a great team to back him up. Cinematographer Ernest Haller, who shot "Rebel Without a Cause" and "Lilies of the field" gave a sweeping image to the movie. Movie soundtracks are very important, so I can see why you picked Max Steiner. He is well remembered for the soundtracks to such famous movies as "Casablanca" and "Top Hat". I have saved the best for last. The cast is outstanding! Could anyone else have given Rhet Butler the charm, good looks, and acting skill to such a character. Vivien Leigh is beautiful as the daughter to Thomas Mitchell and Barbara O'Neil plays her mother Ellen. Other great character actors are Leslie Howard as the man who spurns the love of Vivien Leigh. Victor Jory is the ruthless plantation manager. Hattie McDaniel and Butterfly McQueen put in historic performances as the house maids. There just is not enough space to list all the great actors in this large cast. Let us just say the cast is outstanding. "Gone With The Wind" Happy 75th Birthday, but get ready for many more generations to love you just as much as the millions of fans in the past!

Sep 25, 2014
  • Kimberly A Sanders rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

never read the book yet but i absolutely LOVE this movie. its also the first movie that had had a curse word in it. and the black maid won awards for being the first african american actress (at least thats what i heard) recomend this movie to everyone.

Jul 28, 2014

Good movie, just not my style. Definitely recommend

Jul 25, 2014
  • red_parrot_84 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The movie was better than I expected. Though it was different than the book. I recommend to read the book first, it will make the movie more enjoyable. :)

May 11, 2014
  • inasalsaberi rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

If there is a movie better than the book, it is Gone with the Wind.
I read the book and seen the movie more than once.
Every generation must see.
The story of a Nation.

Mar 09, 2014
  • auntof3sjb rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The acting is hideous in this movie, but I watch it to see the colors. The costumes are amazing! Hattie McDaniel's "Mammy" is my favorite character of all time. Clark Gable is wonderful as "Rhett Butler; doesn't put up with "Scarlett's" innocent act. ", but BEWARE: if you get this CD from any library or the PR one, it is defective.

Mar 08, 2014
  • awesomeshif10 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I finished the movie, and it was different than the book.. But it was still good and even though it's long I encourage you to watch it. It is hard to take a book and make it into a movie, so congrats to the director and all other people who helped make it back in 1939. Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn. -Rhett Butler

Nov 19, 2013
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Watch "12 Years a Slave" and then see if you can watch this romantic, soft-focus fantasy about the South again.

Jun 03, 2013
  • Palomino rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

If you love horses, be warned, this movie has the most reckless and dangerous horsemanship I've ever seen, and one horse we see is starving - not nice!!! Also, the movie is very long, and very old so the acting is... not subtle. I got to like Scarlett after a while. Mammy steals the show (and apparently won an Oscar for it). The movie doesn't pack the emotional wallop of the book.

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Apr 08, 2014
  • lucille007 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Rhett Butler speaking to Scarlett

Dec 24, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Scarlett: "Fiddle-dee-dee! War, war, war. This war talk's spoiling all the fun at every party this spring. I get so bored I could scream."

Dec 24, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Scarlett (wide-eyed, and smiling): "Atlanta..." Mammy: "Savannah would be better for ya -- you'd just get in trouble in Atlanta." Scarlett: "What trouble are you talking about?" Mammy: "You know what trouble I was talkin' 'bout. I was talkin' 'bout Mr. Ashley Wilkes. He'll be comin' to Atlanta when he gets his leave, and you settin' there waitin' for 'im, *JUST LIKE A SPIDER*. He belongs to Miss Melanie--" Scarlett: "YOU GO PACK MY THINGS, LIKE MOTHER SAID!"

Dec 24, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Scarlett: "I guess I'd be very unpatriotic to hate one of the great heroes of the war. I do declare, I was surprised to see you turn out to be such a noble character." Rhett: "I can't bear to take advantage of your little girl ideas, Miss O'Hara. I'm neither noble, nor heroic." Scarlett: "But you are a blockade runner!" Rhett: "For profit, and profit only." Scarlett: "Are you tryin' to tell me you don't believe in the cause?" Rhett: "I believe in Rhett Butler. He's the only cause I know. The rest doesn't mean much to me."

Dec 24, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Rhett (to Scarlett): "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."

Dec 24, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Scarlett: "You should die of shame, to leave me here alone and helpless!" Rhett: "You --helpless? Heh, heh, heh. Heaven help the Yankees if they capture you!"

Dec 24, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Rhett: "You may keep your sanctity, Scarlett. It'll work no hardship on me." Scarlett: "Do you mean to say you don't care?" Rhett: "The world is full of many things, and many people. And I shan't be lonely. I'll find comfort elsewhere." Scarlett: "Well, that's fine. But I warn you, just in case you change your mind... I intend to lock my door." Rhett: "Why bother. If I wanted to come in, no lock could keep me out." (kicks her bedroom door open, breaking it; slugs down a shot of brandy and throws it at Scarlett's portrait on the wall)

Dec 24, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Mammy: "It ain't fittin' -- it just ain't fittin'! It ain't fittin'!"

Sep 04, 2012

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

Jun 30, 2011
  • swallowtailcat rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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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