Gone with the Wind (1939) USA
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Director:Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood
Studio:Warner Home Video
Producer:David O. Selznick
Writer:Margaret Mitchell, Sidney Howard
Date Added:2007-03-06
Purchased On:2007-06-03
Awards:Won 8 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 5 nominations
Aspect Ratio:1.33:1
Languages:English, Dolby Digital 5.1, English, Dolby Digital 1.0, Commentary by film historian Rudy Behlmer, Unknown
Subtitles:English, Spanish, French
Features:Ultra-Resolution film restoration
Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood  ...  (Director)
Margaret Mitchell, Sidney Howard  ...  (Writer)
Clark Gable  ...  
Vivien Leigh  ...  Scarlett O'Hara - Their Daughter
Leslie Howard  ...  Ashley Wilkes
Olivia de Havilland  ...  
Thomas Mitchell  ...  Gerald O'Hara
Barbara O'Neil  ...  Ellen O'Hara - His Wife (as Barbara O'Neill)
Evelyn Keyes  ...  Suellen O'Hara - Their Daughter
Ann Rutherford  ...  Carreen O'Hara - Their Daughter
George Reeves  ...  Brent Tarleton - Scarlett's Beau
Fred Crane  ...  Stuart Tarleton - Scarlett's Beau
Hattie McDaniel  ...  Mammy - O'Hara House Servant
Oscar Polk  ...  Pork - O'Hara House Servant
Butterfly McQueen  ...  Prissy - O'Hara House Servant
Victor Jory  ...  Jonas Wilkerson - O'Hara Field Overseer
Everett Brown  ...  Big Sam - O'Hara Field Foreman
Howard C. Hickman  ...  John Wilkes (as Howard Hickman)
Alicia Rhett  ...  India Wilkes - His Daughter
Rand Brooks  ...  
Carroll Nye  ...  
Marcella Martin  ...  
Comments: For the thousands who remember its unparalleled drama, action and romance! For the new thousands to whom the wonders will be revealed for the first time! Breathtaking spectacle, inspired acting by the greatest cast ever assembled! The screen's most exciting love story! The most-talked about picture ever made! [reissue]

Summary: David O. Selznick wanted Gone with the Wind to be somehow more than a movie, a film that would broaden the very idea of what a film could be and do and look like. In many respects he got what he worked so hard to achieve in this 1939 epic (and all-time box-office champ in terms of tickets sold), and in some respects he fell far short of the goal. While the first half of this Civil War drama is taut and suspenseful and nostalgic, the second is ramshackle and arbitrary. But there's no question that the film is an enormous achievement in terms of its every resource--art direction, color, sound, cinematography--being pushed to new limits for the greater glory of telling an American story as fully as possible. Vivien Leigh is still magnificently narcissistic, Olivia de Havilland angelic and lovely, Leslie Howard reckless and aristocratic. As for Clark Gable: we're talking one of the most vital, masculine performances ever committed to film. --Tom Keogh