1939 ***** 233 mins.
To capture the majesty of Gone with the Wind in one little review is impossible. To really understand how wonderful this film really is, one must find four hours of free time and allow this film to completely wash over him/her. Margaret Mitchell's tale of the Old South is a true marvel of a movie with a great cast, great cinematography, great music, and great passion for storytelling. Whether you're watching this film for the first time or the hundredth time, you never tire of the fascinatingly off-beat love story of Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler made all the more tragic in the setting of the Civil War. Gone with the Wind rightly deserves to be called one of the greatest motion pictures ever made. In 2014, I finally had the good fortune of seeing this film in a theatre, for it's 75th Anniversary. Unfortunately, it was a digital presentation, a true sign of the times, but it still sent chills down my spine and brought tears to my eyes. It was an experience I will never forget. At first, I wasn't very crazy about the completely new publicity design for the 75th Anniversary, but the simple white and green combination has really grown on me, especially after watching the film again, realizing how many white and green dresses Scarlett wears throughout the film. Now, I'm in love with the color scheme, and I fully embrace the completely new artwork.
Original theatrical aspect ratio: 1.37:1
Originally not rated; since rated G.
Screen Play by
Based on the Novel by