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Gone with the Wind (1939)

aka Gone with the Wind

"The greatest romance of all time!"

Details: 238 mins · English, Russian · G (USA)

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I really love this movie. This movie inspired me a lot, especially the brave Scarlet figure, beautiful, and smart. Women who dared to be different in his day. Tapi saya sedih dengan akhir filmnya. Kenapa Scarlett dan Rhett tidak berakhir bahagia?

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Never disappoints!

Watched this again, the movie just never stops entertaining. I think this movie was one of the most intelligently directed and acted movies of all time. Just my opinion. Even the ending was totally the right one. I hated it but I realize it had to be like that, to fit with the story. It also leaves the audience forever waiting for Rhett as well, and wondering if Scarlett will ever win his affections once again.

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I remember this as being very long and boring. Now I've read the book (and grown a few years) and found it much more interesting, as the book it's a great epic story.
It'll never be my favorite but it is absolutly worth a Watch.

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Cast:

Small Scarlett O'Hara
Small Rhett Butler
Small Melanie Hamilton
Small Gerald O'Hara
Small Ashley Wilkes
Small Ellen O'Hara
Small Suellen O'Hara
Small Carreen O'Hara
Small Stuart Tarleton
No_movie_poster Brent Tarleton
Small Mammy
No_movie_poster Pork
No_movie_poster Prissy
No_movie_poster Cathleen Calvert
Small Dr. Meade
No_movie_poster Mrs. Meade
No_movie_poster Eugenie "Bonnie Blue" Butler
Small Amputation Case
Small Johnny Gallagher
Small Tom - Yankee Captain
No_movie_poster Phil Meade
No_movie_poster Reminiscent Soldier
No_movie_poster Bonnie's Nurse in London
Small Renegade
No_movie_poster Hungry Soldier Holding Beau Wilkes
Small Beau Wilkes
No_movie_poster A Carpetbagger Businessman
Small Corporal
No_movie_poster Yankee Major
No_movie_poster Mounted Officer
Small Belle Watling
Small Mrs. Merriwether
Small Maybelle Merriweather
Small Emmy Slattery
No_movie_poster Yankee Deserter
Small Uncle Peter - Her Coachman (as Eddie Anderson)
No_movie_poster Aunt 'Pittypat' Hamilton
No_movie_poster Frank Kennedy - Guest
No_movie_poster Charles Hamilton - Her Brother
No_movie_poster India - His Daughter
Small John Wilkes (as Howard Hickman)
No_movie_poster Big Sam - Field Foreman
Small Jonas Wilkerson - Field Overseer
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Crew:

No_movie_poster Ernest Haller Director of Photography
No_movie_poster David O. Selznick Producer
No_movie_poster Max Steiner Original Music Composer
No_movie_poster Lyle R. Wheeler Art Direction
No_movie_poster Edward G. Boyle Set Decoration
No_movie_poster Victor Fleming Director
No_movie_poster Margaret Mitchell Novel
No_movie_poster Sidney Howard Screenplay
No_movie_poster William Cameron Menzies Production Design
No_movie_poster Walter Plunkett Costume Design
Small George Cukor Director
Small Sam Wood Director
No_movie_poster Ben Hecht Writer
No_movie_poster Oliver H.P. Garrett Writer
No_movie_poster Jo Swerling Writer
No_movie_poster Margaret Mitchell Story Contributor
No_movie_poster Richard L. Van Enger Editing
No_movie_poster Hal C. Kern Editing
No_movie_poster James E. Newcom Editing

Taglines:

"The greatest romance of all time!"

"The greatest screen entertainment of all time!"

"The most magnificent picture ever!"

Plot:

Part 1


On the eve of the American Civil War in 1861, Scarlett O'Hara lives at Tara, her family's cotton plantation in Georgia, with her parents and two sisters. Scarlett learns that Ashley Wilkes—whom she secretly loves—is to be married to his cousin, Melanie Hamilton, and the engagement is to be announced the next day at a barbecue at Ashley's home, the nearby plantation Twelve Oaks.


At the Twelve Oaks party, Scarlett notices that she is being admired by Rhett Butler, who has been disowned by his family. Rhett finds himself in further disfavor among the male guests when, during a discussion of the probability of war, he states that the South has no chance against the superior numbers and industrial might of the North. Scarlett secretly confesses to Ashley that she loves him, but he rebuffs her by responding that he and the sweet Melanie are more compatible. Afterwards, Rhett reveals to Scarlett he has overheard their conversation, but promises to keep her secret. The barbecue is disrupted by the declaration of war and the men rush to enlist. As Scarlett watches Ashley kiss Melanie goodbye from the upstairs window, Melanie's shy younger brother Charles asks for her hand in marriage before he goes. Though she does not love him, Scarlett consents, and they are married before he leaves to fight.


Scarlett is quickly widowed when Charles dies from a bout of pneumonia and measles while serving in the Confederate Army. Scarlett's mother sends her to the Hamilton home in Atlanta to cheer her up, although the O'Haras' outspoken housemaid Mammy tells Scarlett she knows she is going there only to wait for Ashley's return. Scarlett, who should not attend a party while in deep mourning, attends a charity bazaar in Atlanta with Melanie. There, Scarlett is the object of shocked comments on the part of the elderly women who represent proper Atlanta society. Rhett, now a blockade runner for the Confederacy, makes a surprise appearance. To raise money for the Confederate war effort, gentlemen are invited to offer bids for ladies to dance with them. Rhett makes an inordinately large bid for Scarlett and, to the disapproval of the guests, Scarlett agrees to dance with him. As they dance, Rhett tells her he intends to win her, which she says will never happen.


The tide of war turns against the Confederacy after the Battle of Gettysburg in which many of the men of Scarlett's town are killed. Scarlett makes another unsuccessful appeal to Ashley while he is visiting on Christmas furlough, although they do share a private and passionate kiss in the parlor on Christmas Day, just before he returns to war.


Eight months later, as the city is besieged by the Union Army in the Atlanta Campaign, Melanie goes into premature and difficult labor. Keeping her promise to Ashley to take care of Melanie, Scarlett and her young house servant Prissy must deliver the child without medical assistance. Scarlett calls upon Rhett to bring her home to Tara immediately with Melanie, Prissy, and the baby. He appears with a horse and wagon and takes them out of the city through the burning depot and warehouse district. Instead of accompanying her all the way to Tara, he sends her on her way with a nearly dead horse, helplessly frail Melanie, her baby, and tearful Prissy, and with a passionate kiss as he goes off to fight. On her journey home, Scarlett finds Twelve Oaks burned, ruined and deserted. She is relieved to find Tara still standing but deserted by all except her parents, her sisters, and two servants: Mammy and Pork. Scarlett learns that her mother has just died of typhoid fever and her father's mind has begun to fail under the strain. With Tara pillaged by Union troops and the fields untended, Scarlett vows she will do anything for the survival of her family and herself.


Part 2


Scarlett sets her family and servants to picking the cotton fields, facing many hardships along the way, including the killing of a Union deserter who attempts to rape her during a burglary. With the defeat of the Confederacy and war's end, Ashley returns, but finds he is of little help at Tara. When Scarlett begs him to run away with her, he confesses his desire for her and kisses her passionately, but says he cannot leave Melanie. Meanwhile, Scarlett's father dies after he is thrown from his horse in an attempt to chase away a scalawag from his property.


Scarlett realizes she cannot pay the rising taxes on Tara implemented by Reconstructionists, so pays a visit to Rhett in Atlanta. However, upon her visit, Rhett, now in jail, tells her his foreign bank accounts have been blocked, and that her attempt to get his money has been in vain. As Scarlett departs, she encounters her sister's fiancé, the middle-aged Frank Kennedy, who now owns a successful general store and lumber mill. Scarlett lies to Kennedy by saying Suellen got tired of waiting and married another beau, and after becoming Mrs. Frank Kennedy, Scarlett takes over his business and becomes wealthy. When Ashley is offered a job with a bank in the north, Scarlett uses emotional blackmail to persuade him to take over managing the mill.


Frank, Ashley, Rhett and several other accomplices make a night raid on a shanty town after Scarlett narrowly escapes an attempted gang rape while driving through it alone, resulting in Frank's death. With Frank's funeral barely over, Rhett visits Scarlett and proposes marriage, and she accepts. They have a daughter whom Rhett names Bonnie Blue, but Scarlett, still pining for Ashley and chagrined at the perceived ruin of her figure, lets Rhett know that she wants no more children and that they will no longer share a bed.


When visiting the mill one day, Scarlett and Ashley are spied in an embrace by two gossips, including Ashley's sister India, who dislikes Scarlett. They eagerly spread the rumor, and Scarlett's reputation is again sullied. Later that evening, Rhett, having heard the rumors, forces Scarlett to attend a birthday party for Ashley. Incapable of believing anything bad of her beloved sister-in-law, Melanie stands by Scarlett's side so that all know that she believes the gossip to be false. After returning home from the party, Scarlett finds Rhett downstairs drunk, and they argue. The argument leads to marital rape, which causes Rhett to return the following day to apologize for his behavior and offer a divorce, which Scarlett rejects saying it would be a disgrace.


Rhett takes Bonnie on an extended trip to London, but cuts the trip short after Bonnie suffers a terrible nightmare. On their return Scarlett is delighted to see him, but he rebuffs her attempts at reconciliation. She informs him that she is pregnant, but an argument ensues, and an enraged Scarlett lunges at Rhett resulting in her falling down the stairs and suffering a miscarriage. As Scarlett is recovering, Bonnie dies while attempting to jump a fence with her pony. Melanie visits their home to comfort them, but then collapses during a second pregnancy she was warned could kill her.


On her deathbed, Melanie asks Scarlett to look after Ashley for her, as Scarlett had looked after her for Ashley. With her dying breath, Melanie tells Scarlett to be kind to Rhett because he loves her. Outside, Ashley collapses in tears, forcing Scarlett to realize that Ashley only ever truly loved Melanie. Scarlett dashes home to find Rhett preparing to leave. She pleads with him, telling him she realizes now that she had loved him all along, and that she never really loved Ashley. However, he refuses, saying that with Bonnie's death went any chance of reconciliation. As Rhett is about to walk out the door, Scarlett begs him to stay but to no avail, and he walks away into the early morning fog leaving Scarlett weeping on the staircase and vowing to one day win back his love.

Release Dates:

Theatrical : 1940-01-17 : United States of America

DVD : 2000-03-07

DVD : 2009-11-17