Gone with the Wind (1939) Rated NR

 

An affluent woman tries to uphold her lifestyle while the Civil War rages around her. Based on the book by Margaret Mitchell. Starring Thomas Mitchell, Barbara O’Neil, and Vivien Leigh.

This film, to me, is still one of the best cinematic films of all time. I know the politically correct people believe that this film is racist; however, it’s a film that documents the time of the Civil War, where the South still had slaves and used them. This film does not make any apology in regards to the era of the Civil War, nor would I want it to. I want to see what this period would have been like. It’s a brilliant film and brings the book to life. I’ve actually read the book, and although there are a number of storylines not added to the film, it still holds the story true to form. It truly is a cinematic treasure with the brilliant shots they produced. To top it off, the film features brilliant acting from Leigh to Cammie King Conlon, who portrayed Scarlett and Rhett’s daughter. Then,  as the icing on the cake, we have Hattie McDaniel winning the Academy Award. This is a film to watch for the ages. It’s worth a watch. 

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