Interesting take on topic, not completely accurate
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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