Gone with The Wind

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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.


Studio Warner
SKU 40250966
UPC 012569591721
UPC 14 00012569591721
Format DVD
Release Date 11/13/2007
Rating Rating
Big Battles
Civil War
Essential Cinema
Family Interaction
Love Story
Period Piece
Editors Note
Note Hot-tempered, self-centered, part-Irish Southern beauty Scarlett O'Hara, played to the teeth by Vivien Leigh, loves the gentlemanly Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard). Smug, rebellious, honest, blockade-running profiteer Rhett Butler, portrayed gracefully and naturally by Clark Gable, loves Scarlett. Ashley, who is also in love with Scarlett, marries his genteel cousin Melanie (Olivia de Havilland) because he believes that their quiet similarities will create a better marriage than Scarlett's passion. Meanwhile, sparks fly between Rhett and Scarlett at their first encounter and continue throughout Scarlett's first two marriages. Scarlett and Rhett finally wed, but Scarlett continues to pine for her beloved Ashley. Set against the Civil War and Southern Reconstruction, this tragic love quadrangle offers the burning of Atlanta and fields of wounded Confederates as part of its lush scenery. Meticulous backdrops, glorious sunsets, numerous silhouettes, and the ultrasaturated Technicolor film create a hyperreal vision. The romantic score is every bit as lush and dramatic as the photography, borrowing folk melodies from the Old South to make the tragic war concrete. Heavy nostalgic tones pervade the often witty dialogue and larger-than-life charms and faults of the leads. GONE WITH THE WIND stands among the greatest epic dramas ever filmed.
Entertainment Weekly "...For contemporary audiences, a vertiable shock of pleasure....Weep for the fearlessness with which Hollywood once believed the sublime was possible..." -- Rating: A 07/17/1998 p.62
Los Angeles Times "...Greater than ever....The older it gets, and we with it, the more we're able to see in it..." 03/02/1989 p.C14
Chicago Sun-Times "...It is still a great film, above all, because it tells a great story..." 12/02/1994 p.42
USA Today "...[A] masterpiece....Gorgeous whether you're watching moving images or frozen ones..." 01/03/1992 p.3D
Premiere "...The Everest of grand Hollywood moviemaking..." 12/01/2003 p.4
Total Film "One of those rare moments when stars align, and the perfect actress finds the perfect role at the perfect time." 03/01/2004 p.7
Uncut "Leigh is electric, wicked, incorrigible, lovely." 01/01/2005 p.157
Victor Fleming
Clark Gable
Leslie Howard
Vivien Leigh
Olivia de Havilland
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
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1939
Catalog ID 65917
UPC 00012569591721
Number of Discs 4
Running Time 238 minutes
Color Technicolor
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
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
ReviewSource Apollo Guide
Review The huge and spectacular story of Scarlett O'Hara, Rhett Butler and the US Deep South in Civil War d
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,
Reviewer Leonard Maltin
ReviewRating 10
DVD, Collector's Edition, No Longer Produced
Los Angeles Times America's most popular film!
Roger Ebert One of the greatest of all Hollywood productions.

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