Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) | Release Date: January 17, 1940
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Benjamin1021Jul 31, 2021
A classic and you need to shut up about it being bad because i think slavery was one of the worst things ever, but history is to teach us to make a better future, so we dont repeat the same mistakes. The movie is highest grossing inflationA classic and you need to shut up about it being bad because i think slavery was one of the worst things ever, but history is to teach us to make a better future, so we dont repeat the same mistakes. The movie is highest grossing inflation adjusted movie ever at around 3.5 billion dollars. Great story! Expand
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anielahomeJul 18, 2021
8 Academy Awards totally deserved I think this movie is one of the most beautiful, wish there are more movies like this now!
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back_in_1939Jun 20, 2017
The Best Chemistry between Actors of all time. extremely and actually amazingly well-constructed and conceived, without ever losing track of the core story – indeed, there’s almost no hope that any modern film , it’s almost pitiful – couldThe Best Chemistry between Actors of all time. extremely and actually amazingly well-constructed and conceived, without ever losing track of the core story – indeed, there’s almost no hope that any modern film , it’s almost pitiful – could ever hope to match the grandeur and brilliance of it, let alone reach it without seeming pretentiously overblown and just bad. Still, that’s the magic of it – this film is the quintessential American classic, and that’s the way it should and will stay forever. Expand
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BLMisRacismJul 19, 2020
At least this is not a worthless Moonlight, this is one of the best film from USA
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FuturedirectorJul 9, 2017
With a well-chosen cast, a masterful direction and a dazzling storytelling that entertains constantly the audience, Gone With the Wind is still having to right to be one of the best films ever made.
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SathielDec 15, 2018
A life-long story of misplaced love, empty quests, and paths that always end up leading home. With overly dramatic but highly convincing acting, this film wields pristine cinematography and depth that only four hours of reel can capture.
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ItsAllOgre5Jul 3, 2017
The performances, soundtrack and cinematography are great. First half is excellent, with good character development as they try to survive the chaos of war. The second half develops them further, especially the realistic chemistry betweenThe performances, soundtrack and cinematography are great. First half is excellent, with good character development as they try to survive the chaos of war. The second half develops them further, especially the realistic chemistry between Rhett and Scarlett. This half drags on and is much more dialog-focused from what I remember, but it still has some good moments. Overall, while the movie's length might not be for everyone, it is still a very well made film--especially impressive considering its ambition and age. A true epic. Expand
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1996Jul 11, 2017
A wonderful movie, one of the greatest masterpieces of Hollywood. A glory of cinema's history and obligatory for a serious cinephile. I love the cast, soundtrack... perfect. Greetings from Natal, Brazil!
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PanchogulMar 22, 2020
Lo que el Viento se Llevó (1939)

Sinopsis: Este drama épico de la Guerra Civil se centra en la vida de la petulante belleza sureña Scarlett O'Hara. Desde la idílica hospitalidad de su gran plantación, la película narra su supervivencia a
Lo que el Viento se Llevó (1939)

Sinopsis:

Este drama épico de la Guerra Civil se centra en la vida de la petulante belleza sureña Scarlett O'Hara. Desde la idílica hospitalidad de su gran plantación, la película narra su supervivencia a través de la historia trágica del Sur durante la Guerra Civil y la Reconstrucción, y sus enredados amorosos con Ashley Wilkes y Rhett Butler.

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Me tomó tiempo disponerme a ver esta película de un solo tirón ya que está a 7 minutos de durar 4 horas y vaya que fueron 4 horas bien invertidas porque terminé fascinado, me queda más que claro por qué fue en extremo popular en aquella época siendo hasta el día de hoy, la película más taquillera de toda la historia con un estimado de $3.3 mil millones de dólares ajustados por la inflación.

Es una historia de amor, drama y hasta con toques de comedia narrada de forma excepcional, con personajes bien construidos, un diseño de producción y montaje impecables que en conjunto se convierten en algo épico, me puedo imaginar lo apoteosico que debe haber sido ver una película de este calibre en los cines en la época que se estrenó, es simplemente perfecta.

El personaje de Scarlett O'Hara es una genialidad absoluta
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whosbadOct 24, 2019
The best picture of all time!!! Vivien Leigh is so gorgeous and talend, legend.
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aprilmlaneMar 3, 2019
Absolutely the greatest film ever made. Even after 80 years, Vivien and Clark are magnetic, the story of a strong heroine is still resonant and the relish with which the performers play their roles is something that still takes your breath away.
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scarlet2019Mar 4, 2019
Awsome!! Like seeing for the 1st time, even though I've seen it many, many times on TV. Love it.
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meta3376Mar 4, 2019
This would win the academy award every year for the last 50 plus years. The people that make movies now should watch this so they would learn how movies should be made.
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MikeWazowski2Aug 29, 2019
A true masterpiece and landmark of film. It’s a movie that everyone needs to see, everybody whether they are a film enthusiast or casual moviegoer. Anyone who gives this lower than a 9 needs to be shot.
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SuperflySisterJul 20, 2019
Although it’s well-filmed, this is Basically a slavery-apologist movie.Hattie McDaniel’s Academy Award was well-earned.
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AvalancheCriticOct 14, 2019
Superlative movie of TECHNICOLORED magnificence with great acting and all entwining the mesmerising Vivienne Leigh who acted all else off the screen.
Her stonking performance is a truly luminous landmark that elevates this movie to the
Superlative movie of TECHNICOLORED magnificence with great acting and all entwining the mesmerising Vivienne Leigh who acted all else off the screen.
Her stonking performance is a truly luminous landmark that elevates this movie to the immotals.
The most successful movie ever made, it remains an astonishing feat of period extravaganza where direction, production values and general craftsmanship combine to create an unforgettable example of supreme cinematic brilliance!
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MglovesfunFeb 9, 2020
While it's quite easy to watch for a four hour film, the plot and the acting aren't exception. This film actually isn't that well rated by modern reviewers.
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FreddoFazbeardoApr 12, 2020
I hate this movie, and the people, all, I hate it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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schizoidnightJun 15, 2020
While Scarlet faces some rough times ahead in her life in the upcoming Civil War, she is by far privileged... Blessed with inherited wealth, fair skin, good looks, and a loyal family... She has everything in life... Or so would seem.

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While Scarlet faces some rough times ahead in her life in the upcoming Civil War, she is by far privileged... Blessed with inherited wealth, fair skin, good looks, and a loyal family... She has everything in life... Or so would seem.

In reality, Scarlet is living lesser as a human than her own slaves, who are about the only somewhat believable humans depicted on screen... For Scarlet is absent of humanity, love, and all the immaterial genuine human connections that makes a life worth the struggle of living. She is doomed to forever look upon what she does not have with envy, and for what she does have, with resentment.

It can certainly be said this film glosses over the harsh realities of the American South under the slave system... The times are depicted in such fervour romanticism that it becomes absurdly comical. This is a work of romantic fiction however, so it need not be historically accurate. It need not teach the audience any moral message, if anything its sheer politically incorrect attitude is a refreshing sight to behold. This feature, unintentionally amusing, makes the film even better and fits seamlessly with the kind of personalities shown on screen.

The acting is truly stunningly sublime, Vivien Leigh portrays her character with relentless perfection... She completely encapsulates in her performance the portrait of a tireless narcissist-plagued by unrequited infatuation... Acting as arguably one of the most insufferable characters of all time. I detract one star from the film only for its drawn-out length, which makes it very difficult to watch in one sitting. Overall however, the film is a cinematic masterpiece, with every scene masterfully crafted into a heavenly romanticized motion-picture landscape.
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AndrewHordMay 29, 2020
I will be very brief.This film is very great,i can`t say it is the masterpiece,but this film is very important for such genre as romance.
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SoapNuggetAug 4, 2020
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. A truly spectacular film, Scarlet O'hara's arc from a nice woman to a trash person who only cares about money is truly directed and written well, you truly become invested in the love story between Scarlet and Rhett, though it is great, the near 4 hour runtime will definitely make people change their minds about it but an all around classic! Expand
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zlatanmazuidiApr 1, 2018
one of the most racist movies i have ever witnessed in my entire life
The New York Post film critic Lou Lumenick has called for Gone with the Wind, the 1939 multi-Oscar-winning epic, to no longer be screened in cinemas.
“If the Confederate
one of the most racist movies i have ever witnessed in my entire life
The New York Post film critic Lou Lumenick has called for Gone with the Wind, the 1939 multi-Oscar-winning epic, to no longer be screened in cinemas.

“If the Confederate flag is finally going to be consigned to museums as an ugly symbol of racism,” writes Lumenick, “what about the beloved film offering the most iconic glimpse of that flag in American culture?”

The film, which is still the most lucrative of all time when figures are adjusted for inflation, screens on 4 July in New York’s Museum of Modern Art as part of its centenary of Technicolor celebrations. “Maybe that’s where this much-loved but undeniably racist artifact really belongs,” writes Lumenick.

Adapted from Margaret Mitchell’s Pulitzer prize-winning 1936 novel, Victor Fleming’s film stars Vivien Leigh as the daughter of a Georgia plantation owner who falls for her cousin’s husband before marrying Clark Gable’s gambler-turned-soldier. Set during the American civil war and told from the perspective of white Southerners, the film has long been felt to be one of America’s finest. It took 10 gongs at the 1940 Oscars, including one for Hattie McDaniel, who was the first black person to win an Academy award.


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The book, as well as the film, says Lumenick, “buys heavily into the idea that the civil war was a noble lost cause and casts Yankees and Yankee sympathisers as the villains”. It also, he writes, goes to “great lengths to enshrine the myth that the civil war wasn’t fought over slavery — an institution the film unabashedly romanticises”.

Lumenick speculates that many in the Academy likely feel the same way, noting that The Wizard of Oz – which was defeated as best picture by Gone with the Wind in 1940 – received a special 75th anniversary tribute. But during the same ceremony (in which 12 Years a Slave was ultimately named best picture) Gone with the Wind was all but ignored.

The critic concludes: “What does it say about us as a nation if we continue to embrace a movie that, in the final analysis, stands for many of the same things as the Confederate flag that flutters so dramatically over the dead and wounded soldiers at the Atlanta train station just before the intermission?”
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CriticalExtraJul 21, 2018
Flawless, deeply moving, beautifully envisaged, spectacular and for its time, a revelation of technique and acting bravura, this now ancient movie shines through the ages like a diamond in a dark mine. Vivienne Leigh, aided and abetted by aFlawless, deeply moving, beautifully envisaged, spectacular and for its time, a revelation of technique and acting bravura, this now ancient movie shines through the ages like a diamond in a dark mine. Vivienne Leigh, aided and abetted by a brilliant Hattie McDaniel, and despite garnering a lot of negative flack from her jealous contemporaneous peers, gives a stunning central performance; even acting Gable clean off the set, as she hijacks the movie with her amazing southern belle accent and her stellar acting ability - which garnered her a well earned Oscar and many other awards.
Easily, this epic film deserves it's top spot at the greatest movies ever made list; it really is that good. And with some superb performances and solid direction and production values, it will remain one of those truly great cinematic masterpieces. Highly recommended.
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JPKDec 9, 2019
Perfect
This is a movie that even today, Is absolutely perfect from start to finish.
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kmdukeApr 12, 2019
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FilipeNetoFeb 23, 2018
This film is probably one of the most remarkable in the history of cinema. A film that immortalized the actors who gave life to it and which is already part of the memory of several generations. It won eight Oscars (Best Picture, BestThis film is probably one of the most remarkable in the history of cinema. A film that immortalized the actors who gave life to it and which is already part of the memory of several generations. It won eight Oscars (Best Picture, Best Editing, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography Color, Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Leading Actress, Best Supporting Actress - for the first time given to a black actress - and even two special statuettes for RD Musgrave and William Cameron Menzies, for technical achievements) and was nominated for five more. Directed by Victor Fleming and produced by David O. Selznick, this film has a screenplay by Sidney Howard, based on a novel by Margaret Mitchell. The cast is headed by Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable.

The story of this film is well known, so its difficult to spoil it. Scarlett is a rich, spoiled and capricious girl who likes parties and flirtations but loves Ashley Wilkes, engaged to her cousin Melanie, which awakens in her enormous jealousy. The hardness of the American Civil War destroys the world in which they live and forces the two cousins ​​to help each other to survive, achieving that with the help of Rhett Butler, an industrial bachelor with very bad reputation that falls in love with Scarlett. Following are the efforts to rebuild everything that the winds of war destroyed.

Vivien Leigh became, thanks to this, a film legend. Far from being a damsel in distress, her character solves the problems faced thanks to her tenacity and willpower. Its undoubtedly one of the strongest female characters of classical cinema, and makes a perfect match with the bluntness of truculent Captain Butler, played by Gable, one of the biggest heartthrobs that cinema known, famous for the many romances that he lived with most beautiful actresses in Hollywood. In fact, when this film was being shot, the most malicious voices wove several conjectures as to a probable passion between them, but the truth was more funny: the two actors didn't like each other and Leigh even criticized Gable because of his bad breath. And although Gable have hated this movie, the truth is that he has become immortal thanks to it. Olivia de Havilland, another great actress, shone in the role of sweet and kindhearted Melanie, and Leslie Howard did great success as Ashley. Try to analyze the technical aspects of this film is very impressive and shows us the artwork that it is. Hundreds of participants, thousands of horses, costumes designed to recreate the look of the historical clothing. The country scenes are fabulous and some of the war scenes are deeply moving, like the scenes where Scarlett help in the military hospital or the famous Scarlett's oath scene. One of the most famous sequences is the fire of the military barracks, where real fire was used, making the scene more realistic and truly anthological. Bright colors make the movie even more beautiful, from a visual point of view, and the soundtrack, of Max Steiner's authorship, is exceptional. The main theme is easily in the ear, having become one of the most famous songs of the cinema.

For all these reasons, this movie immediately gained a huge popularity and is, today, one of the most profitable and popular films ever. For me, its also the best movie ever, despite the many other great films that followed, through the decades.
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UncleWillardMar 12, 2019
5 for the cinematography, but that's it. Even as a white guy, I could care less about a privileged white woman moping about how her future is gone because of the Civil War. There's a certain amount of worship for the good ole days here and I5 for the cinematography, but that's it. Even as a white guy, I could care less about a privileged white woman moping about how her future is gone because of the Civil War. There's a certain amount of worship for the good ole days here and I don't care for it. It's a dark time in American History that is far better told in documentary form, exposing the brutality of the Antebellum South rather than glorifying its culture. People that like this movie probably fight to keep the Confederate Flag in their states and those statues standing. Expand
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peregrineFeb 13, 2019
An apology for one of the most pernicious myths in American history--the Lost Cause of the Confederacy. Includes some scenes and characters almost as morally perverse as D. W. Griffith's "Birth of a Nation" but without the virtues of thatAn apology for one of the most pernicious myths in American history--the Lost Cause of the Confederacy. Includes some scenes and characters almost as morally perverse as D. W. Griffith's "Birth of a Nation" but without the virtues of that film's cinematic innovations. Expand
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Movieman5000Dec 19, 2018
This is without a doubt the worst movie ever made. It boring Bad acting No Talent. The Movie need to Be destroyed & forgotten. 100% worthless
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kman5473Feb 9, 2018
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. One of the best produced feature films ever made, the historical epic Gone With the Wind is sure to stand the test of time evermore for its technical achievements, historical significance, and most importantly its ability to give an unfiltered and unaltered look into the xenophobic and racist subconscious of American culture. No matter where you stand politically and ethically, there is no denying the continued cultural and artistic merit this film maintains. The writing, the directing, the cinematography, special effects, editing, acting, character development, and score all maintain a sense of timelessness even today--nearly 80 years after this film first premiered. The film itself is very empathetic to the Confederacy and Slave culture as a whole. By all means, the film seeks to glorify and romanticize one of the darkest chapters in American history. Yet, the more socially progressive our society becomes the more important the film remains to be seen. Not as a celebration of our racism, but as a monument to never forget how messed up our culture was and continues to be. If anything, the film becomes almost a camp satire of itself--completely unaware of just how unethical and messed up it really is. This does not diminish its cultural relevance at all, but instead solidifies its importance.
Slightly muted by the over-arching theme of slavery is the theme of a woman living in a society with a significant personality disorder that has gone diagnosed, and thus untreated. To many, including the society in which this story was written into as well as produced into a film, Scarlet's character can be immediately perceived as nothing more than, "the typical woman; the stereotypical woman." She is not supposed to immediately be easy to empathize with; she is, in fact, supposed to represent the audience member that immediately does not care about history--she is the self-centered, privileged white woman in the enslaved south with only frivolous pursuits of social dominance and courtship to occupy her immediate head space and concerns. This works on many levels to really expose her character, and in turn something about the human condition as a whole: Scarlet starts from the absolute top of societal privilege--she is young, beautiful, and so immensely wealthy that she literally has no concerns in the world other than the one she chooses to makeup in her own head. On top of this, you've got Rhett--for all intensive purposes, the primary actual love interest of Scarlet throughout the movie. The two, in fact, do belong together because have how morally corrupted the both of them are. They, if anything, represent the two most morally corrupted people in all Confederate society. Willing to compromise loyalties for the sake of getting ahead. Then, of course, you have Ashley Wilkes and his wife that represent to Rhett and Scarlet the, "idealistic, morally centered" role models. However, nowadays this is the point where the satire comes in for screenings 80+ years later. EVERYONE is a slave owner, EVERYONE is fighting for the continued rate to use and profit from slave labor, so EVERYONE is already damned. If anything, Gone With the Wind is now a great representation of how an entire culture of people can be morally corrupted from the get go, but when you're surrounded by **** the debate comes down to which person's **** smells less bad. When it comes to that final line exchange of dialogue between Rhett and Scarlet at the end--at one time, the audience was supposed to side solely with Rhett who is now completely fed up both with himself, Scarlet, and the relationship as a whole. No one is truly, "innocent" in this mess--but, now with the added awareness of people with personality disorders, if anyone, Scarlet remains the most sympathetic character. Rhett is just a piece of **** unable to get over himself for anyone but the reflection of himself he saw in his daughter. But still--no one can actually be empathized with anymore because everyone owns slaves! It's a hilarious conundrum of already being damned by birthright.
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IssybellaAug 15, 2021
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Depressing. The story of Scarlett or whatever her name was was better left untold and undiscovered. She's stubborn, petty, selfish, and has no sense of compassion. She constantly steals money and men, risking familial relationships to do so, just so she can climb a social ladder. And for what? By the end she is poor just like everyone. The movie effects r old (duh) and because it's an old movie and also maybe just for dramatic effect, the whole movie is orange. The only redeeming thing about the film is that someone loves her, so she must have some feelings that aren't negative, and that her outfits r flawless. I'd only watch it if u like classics. Expand
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