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« : October 09, 2008, 12:55:49 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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« #1 : October 09, 2008, 01:43:16 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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« #2 : October 09, 2008, 04:17:39 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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« #3 : October 09, 2008, 04:18:52 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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« #4 : October 09, 2008, 05:07:40 PM »

i'd smack a bitch

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

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« #5 : October 09, 2008, 05:36:07 PM »

i'd smack a bitch

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

slightly?  ;D




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« #6 : October 10, 2008, 04:55:10 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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« #7 : October 10, 2008, 06:16:12 AM »

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


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« #8 : June 14, 2020, 01:20:42 AM »

Gone With the Wind in the age of Black Lives Matter https://time.com/5852362/gone-with-the-wind-film-history/


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« #9 : June 14, 2020, 01:45:34 AM »

I didn't want to comment on this last example of mass stupidity, fostered by years of Political Correctedness raging on media all over the world. I never liked the movie which I saw once, dubbed. And for a simple reason: how can any woman in her senses (well, that is not something so easy to find, but anyway...) prefer Howard to Gable? I could have put up with a competition between Gable and Robert Taylor (who was at MGM, btw) or Tyrone Power. But Howard? Absurd. I don't know why he was picked up for the part and I don't care to know, but the movie is marred by that choice and that's that. For Me.
About the controversy, about the movie and the statues, is so stupid and so tipically american, I don't want to talk about it. I'm already discussing it in italian elsewhere and the large majority of the posters agree that it is all an absurd question, not even worth discussing. 


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« #11 : June 14, 2020, 06:54:56 AM »

Mt. Rushmore has faces of Washington and Jefferson, both were slave owners. 

Lincoln and T. Roosevelt didn't push for women to vote.

Should this be destroyed? 

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« #12 : June 14, 2020, 06:56:21 AM »

In For a Few Dollars More, the chinese guy moving Mortimer's luggage is stereotyped.  Do all copies get retrieved and burned?

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« #13 : June 14, 2020, 07:23:16 AM »

Mt. Rushmore has faces of Washington and Jefferson, both were slave owners. 

Lincoln and T. Roosevelt didn't push for women to vote.

Should this be destroyed?

Well, a pity Christo died last week, he could have turned up useful. 8)


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« #14 : June 14, 2020, 07:42:46 AM »

I don't understand what's the issue here. The result is that Gone With The Wind will be released untouched except for a memo at the beginning. Well, that's good, it's a win-win situation for every single person on earth with absolutely not a single drawback.

I'm all for it. Let's put a small text at the beginning of every movies, so that people will stop tampering with the editing (for instance: put "don't hurt your horsese please" in front of DYS and let the British see the real cut).

Perfect solution: nobody is hurt, movies are preserved and old school moviegoers won't have to defend racist points of views just to save their favorite movies.

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