Gone With the Wind
Gone With the Wind (1939)

Gone With the Wind boils down to a story about a spoiled Southern girl's hopeless love for a married man. Producer David O. Selznick managed to expand this concept, and Margaret Mitchell's best-selling novel, into nearly four… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: December 15, 1939
DVD Release Date: March 7, 2000
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Filmed and presented on a scale not seen in modern productions, Gone with the Wind is, if not the definitive Hollywood film, then certainly near the top of the list.

Lou Lumenick
New York Post

The film's subtle racism is insidious, going to great lengths to enshrine the myth that the Civil War wasn't fought over slavery - an institution the film unabashedly romanticizes.

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Stanley Kauffmann
The Atlantic

It's remarkable that after spending almost eight hours of my existence in front of this film, I can remember only two points vividly.

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Mackenzie Carpenter
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

I was swept away by the drama about a selfish, beautiful Southern belle who loses everything in the Civil War but claws her way back after vowing - backed by composer Max Steiner's trumpets - "As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again."

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Kate Cameron
New York Daily News

There has never been a picture like David O. Selznick's production of Gone With the Wind.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Gone With the Wind endures and deepens with the passing of time because Scarlett and Rhett are as modern as its open ending.

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Harold Cohen
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Now it can be told that out of the pages of a magnificent book has leaped a magnificent motion picture.

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Cath Clarke
Time Out

No one watches Gone with the Wind for historical accuracy. What keeps us coming back is four-hours of epic romance in gorgeous Technicolor.

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John C. Flinn Sr.

One of the truly great films, destined for record-breaking boxoffice business everywhere.

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Jeff Simon
Buffalo News

I still find the movie vile and offensive in every important part. It purports to show us the lamentable fate of "gentility" in the old South which, as a pre-teen, only made me wish General Sherman godspeed on his appointed rounds in Georgia.

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Lucas Martins
A perfect direction with perfect actings and screenplay, Gone With the Wind is a four hours testimony of a mess love story and a part of the American story.… More