Sergio Leone Web Board
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
December 14, 2017, 05:45:51 PM
Home Help Search Calendar Login Register
News:


+  Sergio Leone Web Board
|-+  Films of Sergio Leone
| |-+  Other Films (Moderators: cigar joe, moviesceleton, Dust Devil)
| | |-+  Gone with the Wind (1939)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: Gone with the Wind (1939)  (Read 2759 times)
Tucumcari Bound
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 5814



View Profile
« 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.


Logged



"This train'll stop at Tucumbari."
Groggy
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 11458


This post gets Agnew's stamp of approval!


View Profile WWW
« 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.

« Last Edit: October 09, 2008, 02:59:09 PM by Groggy » Logged


Saturday nights with Groggy
Tucumcari Bound
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 5814



View Profile
« 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.

Logged



"This train'll stop at Tucumbari."
Whalestoe
Guest
« 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.

Logged
PowerRR
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3008


View Profile
« 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.

Logged
Tucumcari Bound
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 5814



View Profile
« 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

Logged



"This train'll stop at Tucumbari."
dave jenkins
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 13706

"One banana, two banana, three banana, four...."


View Profile
« 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.

Logged


That's what you get, Drink, for being such an annoying Melville fanboy.
moviesceleton
Moderator
Bounty Killer
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3928


The glance that makes holes in the silver screen


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

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

Logged

"Once Upon a Time in America gets ten-minute ovation at Cannes"
Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  



Visit FISTFUL-OF-LEONE.COM

Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
Page created in 0.049 seconds with 20 queries.