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Gone With The Wind

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  Gone With The Wind Review
Tookey's Rating
9 /10
Average Rating
9.72 /10
Clark Gable , Vivien Leigh , Olivia de Havilland
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Directed by: Victor Fleming
Written by: Sidney Howard and others from Margaret Mitchell's novel

Released: 1939
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: US
Length: 240

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“The film has arrived at last, and we cannot get over the shock of not being disappointed; we had almost been looking forward to that.”
(Frank S. Nugent, New York Times)
"One of the truly great films."
"Superbly comprehensive canvas embraces enchanting romance, thwarted love, heroic sacrifice and brutal savagery... enhanced by lovely Technicolor. Narration reaches rare heights of emotional intensity... Brilliant direction, flawless leading portrayal, dynamic support, wholly admirable production quality."
(Today's Cinema on the 1947 re-issue)
"No problem in summing up my feelings about this indelible legend of a film. Simply it's been part of my life for over 40 years. I can't count the number of times I have seen it. Always the emotional charge is as strong as ever, but I keep discovering new pleasures. Only recently did I realise how witty it is! It really isn't an epic. What sustains it is the truth and vividness of the relationships. Conceived in chaos, it emerges remarkably as a completely integrated masterpiece (I use the word advisedly), under the no doubt tyrannical guidance of David O. Selznick."
(Margaret Hinxman, NFT Bulletin, 1984)

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