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« on: October 09, 2008, 01:55:49 PM »


American classic in which a manipulative woman (Vivien Leigh) and a roguish man (Clark Gable) carry on a turbulent love affair in the American south during the Civil War and Reconstruction.

A film that should be talked about here in detail among all us Sergio Leone lovers. It's a film that was among the many favorites of this great director and as most of you know, it was  his long-life ambition to remake it. Now, I'm not for remaking such classics such as "Gone With the Wind" but I gotta admit it would have been interesting to see what Leone would have done with it.

Anyway, this is one of the greatest American films of all-time. An iconic classic that has stood the test of time. The acting, direction, set/costume design, cinematography, and score are all so memorable.


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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2008, 02:43:16 PM »

First half is excellent, but after the Intermission the movie rapidly goes off the rails as the historical context disappears and the melodrama becomes more and more ridiculous. (Not too far off Doctor Zhivago in that regard.) Impressive cast (every character actor alive in 1939 seems to have a part), gorgeous Technicolor, and Max Steiner's score is beautiful. I think a 7/10 is fair.

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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2008, 05:17:39 PM »


The melo-drama does get a tad bit ridiculous but it doesn't take away from this ambitious film. If I were Rhett, I would have told Scarlette to hit the road long before he actually did.

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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2008, 05:18:52 PM »

If I were Rhett, I would have told Scarlette to hit the road long before he actually did.

Hell yeah.

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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2008, 06:07:40 PM »

i'd smack a bitch

but honestly I think this movie is only slightly above average.

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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2008, 06:36:07 PM »

i'd smack a bitch

but honestly I think this movie is only slightly above average.

slightly?  Grin

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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2008, 05:55:10 AM »

Technicolor and one of the most famous crane shots in cinema history: that's all the film means to me.

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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2008, 07:16:12 AM »

Wouldn't have minded to see Leone's version...

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