Gone With the Wind

Gone With the Wind

DVD - 2004
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An epic story of the South's fight to maintain it's way of life during the Civil War years. It starts out as Scarlett O'Hara and her family are amongst the ladies and "chivalrous" gentlemen at the Twelve Oaks Plantation's ball before the Civil War begins. How Scarlett's love for one man keeps her from seeing the love that another man truly has for her. As the South finally crumbles down around her, Scarlett devises a way to overcome starvation in order save herself and her family.
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, [2004]
Edition: Special ed
ISBN: 9780790790497
0790790491
Branch Call Number: DVD DRAMA Gon, 4 disc
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (235 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Monolith
Dec 24, 2012

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."

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Monolith
Dec 24, 2012

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!"

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Monolith
Dec 24, 2012

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."

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Monolith
Dec 24, 2012

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."

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Monolith
Dec 24, 2012

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!"

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Monolith
Dec 24, 2012

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)

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Monolith
Dec 24, 2012

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

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Black_Dog_35
Sep 04, 2012

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

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Library_Jill Oct 19, 2017

A sweeping drama set during the civil war with a spoiled heroine that I couldn't help warming up to eventually, even as I was continually frustrated by her selfish decisions and manipulation of other characters. I am so impressed by the overall quality of the movie, given the time at which it was made, and I understand how it earned its spot as a classic. I would love to read the book someday to see how it compares.

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obadiah11
Feb 08, 2017

It is always amazing to me what some consider good and others recognize as crap. To me this film is crap. Basically a toned down version of The Clansman (birth of a nation), its heroine is in actuality a somewhat mentally ill woman who can't figure out the reality of her situation. How this film earns 10 academy awards isn't a testament to how good the movie is but how screwed up our society was in those days and somewhat continues to be today.

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captdave
Feb 29, 2016

Perhaps it is time for a remake and/or reboot where "Mammy" and all the other black characters who live at Tara don't love their incredibly kind masters QUITE SO MUCH. Just saying. After all, there must have been at least one freed slave who was smart enough and adventurous enough to relish the options that were finally available to them as "freemen". Instead they just continue to hang around the plantation spouting "Yes'm Miss Scarlet" as if the "Proclamation Declaration" hadn't ever happened. Sigh.

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garycornell
May 17, 2014

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!

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Palomino
Jun 03, 2013

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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Monolith
Dec 23, 2012

Ten Academy Awards. This film's magic is deserving on many levels, (producer Selznick's tenacity on making it for one), but I'm impressed with one person, mainly. Director Victor Fleming (Oscar). The man's vision is not only primarily responsible for this enormous accomplishment, but also The Wizard of Oz -- directing BOTH IN 1939. Absolutely beyond comprehension. Loved the cinematography; silhouettes against blazing backdrops (Oscar); Tara's theme; the melodrama; the cast... Vivien Leigh as Scarlett (Oscar) was the definitive manipulative drama-queen, with those crocodile tears. Gable as the smarmy Rhett Butler and that (censored)-eating grin. Legendary actors whose personal lives were so sadly tragic. Olivia de Havilland was so damned sweet and nice (still alive! 96 years old as of this review). But I think my favorite was the plump and hilarious Hattie McDaniel (Oscar) as the flustered 'Mammy'. Awesome classic. FIVE STARS.

btmslt Jul 31, 2012

A classic! This film transports you to a time of great highs and lowsand allows one to view the Old South from the Southern's viewpoint.

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