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Gone with The Wind (2-Disc Special Edition)

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Interesting take on topic, not completely accurate

on 6/12/2007

Gone With the Wind served as a generally good depiction of what life was like in the South during the Civil War, but it greatly romanticized and lightened most of the events portrayed and the places described. This made it not entirely historically accurate, but it was quite accurate in describing some aspects of Civil War life. The way the movie followed Scarlett's story did draw the watcher in, but the fact that it told her WHOLE story was a little much. However, if you look past this fact, I think it was a pretty useful tool if you want to learn about the Civil War, or at least experience a Southern point of view. It also made it seem like everything worked out in places where it is common knowledge that they did not. The movie showed a Southerner's perception of the Civil War as laid back and not very caring, which is not completely accurate. If you put all these points together with the fact that the movie is 4 HOURS LONG, if you are looking for a good historical artifact you do not want this movie, but if you are looking for an interesting love story this works any day.

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Influence of the Times

on 6/12/2007

I thouroughly enjoyed Gone With the Wind! The storyline was intriguing, clever, and a clear attempt to follow the major themes of the preceding novel. Mixing hisorical themes with such an epic love story makes the movie enjoyable from an intellectual as well as more romantic aspect. But as for complete accuracy concerning the Civil War, the movie seems show some bias and emphasis on certain themes that seems to relate to its release date of 1939.The uglier aspects such as slavery and the actual warfare seem romantacized by Hollywood. But also, imporvements such as strong female characters were made. Overall, though slightly biased towards the "Lost Cause" of the South, Gone With the Wind is an interesting perspective on the Civil War that should be watched by all those who would like to see the other side of the story.

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Product Overview

Based on one the best selling books of all time, Gone With The Wind stands among the greatest epic dramas ever filmed. Vivien Leigh is Scarlett to Clark Gable's Rhett in cinema's greatest epic of passion and adventure. With its immortal cast, magnificent cinematography and sweeping score, this cherished classic continues to thrill audiences today.

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Studio Warner
SKU 202065563
UPC 012569680005
UPC 14 00012569680005
Format DVD
Release Date 1/31/2006
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Cast & Crew
Barbara O' Neil - Actor
Clark Gable - Actor
David O. Selznick - Producer
Evelyn Keyes - Actor
Hattie McDaniel - Actor
Leslie Howard - Actor
Margaret Mitchell - Based on Novel By
Max Steiner - Musical Score
Olivia De Havilland - Actor
Thomas Mitchell - Actor
Victor Fleming - Director
Vivien Leigh - Actor
Awards
Oscar (1940) Vivien Leigh, Winner, Best Actress,Hattie McDaniel, Winner, Best Supporting Actress,David O. Selznick, Winner, Best Picture,Lyle R. Wheeler, Winner, Best Art Direction,Ernest Haller, Ray Rennahan, Winner, Best Cinematography, Color,Victor Fleming, Winner, Best Director,Hal C. Kern, James E. Newcom, Winner, Best Film Editing,Sidney Howard, Winner, Best Writing, Screenplay,Clark Gable, Nominee, Best Actor,Fred Aldin, et al., Nominee, Best Effects, Special Effects,Max Steiner, Nominee, Best Music, Original Score,Thomas T. Moulton, Nominee, Best Sound, Recording,Olivia de Havilland, Nominee, Best Supporting Actress
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ReviewSource Apollo Guide
Review The huge and spectacular story of Scarlett O'Hara, Rhett Butler and the US Deep South in Civil War days is magnificent and presents us with complex characters and a compelling picture of the death of a proud culture.
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ReviewRating 10
ReviewSource Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
Review If not the greatest movie ever made, certainly one of the greatest examples of storytelling on film, maintaining interest for nearly four hours. Margaret Mitchell's story is, in effect, a Civil War soap opera, focusing on vixenish Southern belle Scarlett O'Hara, brilliantly played by Leigh...[a] one-of-a-kind film meticulously produced by David O. Selznick.
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Los Angeles Times America's most popular film!
Roger Ebert One of the greatest of all Hollywood productions.

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