Gone With the Wind (DVD, 2009, 2-Disc Set, 70th Anniversary Edition)
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- 1stabJul 30, 2015by
Clean, Family Entertainment
I am ashamed that I had never seen this movie prior to just recently despite having grown up with Bugs Bunny and Carol Burnett (haha). But the recent fuss over censoring this movie and making it unavailable made me swipe it up and decide for myself. I had to see it. It is supposedly, the highest earning movie to date, adjusted for inflation.
Unlike most movies of today, one can be rest assured that the entire family can sit down and watch this flick without the slightest fear of a rash of foul language or gratuitous nudity. And I was surprised that my ten year old sat through so much of it. It is a long movie and, for most, requires two sittings.
Having reached the end of the movie, I stopped to think as to what may have caused some people to be so offended. Without giving anything away, it is the depiction of the relationship between these plantation owners and their slaves. Though the hierarchy is never forgotten between the classes, there is respect, even love in some cases (imagine that). So if you are looking for a movie replete with slave flogging, this isn't it. This movie is more in line with the experiences and hardships of the those that lived in the South during and after the Civil War. Keeping Walter Benjamin's quote, "History is written by the Victors," in mind, it could be a little jarring for some to find that the North may have been severe in its "reconstruction" process.
Finally, this movie is a sad love story, a tragedy. It is a wonderful addition to anyone's movie library.Read full review
- jillobiond_0May 20, 2016by
Gone with the Wind 70th anniversary edition
The casing for the product is exquisite! The quality in playing this movie is exceptional. For Gone with the Wind lovers this is MUST for any collection. I am so glad I purchased it. I will enjoy if for years to come including my kids, grandkids, great-grand kids, etc.
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: New
- bddkreationsMar 09, 2015by
great movie. enjoyed. This movie pulls you in and you feel the pain of Scarlett and Rett Butler. Two people who love one another but just can't work things out due to constant tragedies and Scarlett's relentless need for more. She always thinks the grass is greener on the other side and when she realizes she has everything she could want in Rett,
she is too late as Rett has had enough and walks away leaving her wanting once again.
- dancin_frecklesDec 21, 2013by
A Great Way to Pass Some Time ~ Memorable Scenes & Melodrama ~ A CLASSIC!!!
This is a long melodrama but is 'Oh, such a pleasant way to spend an afternoon or evening.' Having won so many Academy Awards in 1939, it just barely beat out The Wizard of Oz for best picture. It was a time in America for escapism ... from the impending war in Europe, from hot summer days, and from the slow recovery of the Great Depression. I bought it to use on rainy days if I'm stuck inside with a cold. The melodrama is a bit thick at times, but that's what makes it memorable. Great scenes, such as the burning of Atlanta, also make the movie very special. This 70th Anniversary Edition is also noteworthy for its extra commentaries.
- 2007ernestjsJul 03, 2015by
I enjoyed it
My favorite part of the film was Clark Gable said, "Frankly My Dear I don't give a damn". Scarlet had everything she could have ever wanted except her heart belonged to another man who never loved her the way she did him. I plan to watch this movie many more times.