Flinn wrote for Variety that Selznick had "left too much in", and that as entertainment, the film would have benefited if repetitious scenes and dialog from the latter part of the story had been trimmed. With no irony or rebuke whatever, she scornfully refers to certain low-lifes as "poor white trash", and we know Mammy knows too that if they get called that, they deserve it.
Production[ edit ] Before publication of the novel, several Hollywood executives and studios declined to create a film based on it, including Louis B.
It made its network television debut in November later that year: The production difficulties of Gone with the Wind are well documented. There are moments when the two categories meet on good terms, but the long stretches between are filled with mere spectacular efficiency.
The ear catches strains from Stephen Foster, and occasional refrains from the large library of Civil War martial airs. The authenticity of the furnishings, properties and apparel excites special interest.
Entire passage of the film, from the start of the war to the capture of Atlanta, is a moving and thrilling experience, climaxed by the escape of Scarlett and the new mother, Melanie.
This black lady may be a slave later an employee but she is smart, funny, observant, and she's treated as an equal, if not a superior, throughout the movie.
A double bill of Hawaiian Nights and Beau Geste was playing, and after the first feature it was announced that the theater would be screening a preview; the audience were informed they could leave but would not be readmitted once the film had begun, nor would phone calls be allowed once the theater had been sealed.
Many scenes are just sumptuously lit and filmed. The plantation has been pillaged by the northern troops, her mother is dead, and her father is a broken man.
Completed job is something more than another picture—even an outstanding one. However, Hopkins was in her mid-thirties at the time and was considered too old for the part.
Still a heck of a good story, and a great film, so enjoy the ride. It was the climax of three days of festivities hosted by Mayor William B.
Katharine Hepburn lobbied hard for the role with the support of her friend, George Cukor, who had been hired to direct, but she was vetoed by Selznick who felt she was not right for the part. But the time goes by so quickly that you'll miss it when it's over.
For literate minds, History is only the setting while the film is an incredible achievement in storytelling, inviting us to follow a gallery of magnificent and appealing characters during a slice of life, where the passing of time can be felt, when History affects story with mercy or ruthlessness As Scarlett, lost in her love for Ashley, will never realize that her man is Rhett The only player among the majors who disappoints is Leslie Howard--he just isn't handsome or vigorous enough to motivate so much of Scarlett's energy.
Director George Cukorwith whom Selznick had a long working relationship, and who had spent almost two years in pre-production on Gone with the Wind, was replaced after less than three weeks of shooting. Riversthe governor of Georgia, declared December 15 a state holiday.
It was the climax of three days of festivities hosted by Mayor William B.
I don't find it draggy, but some people do. Rather, it collects them all up in one glorious heap so you can cherry-pick those that appeal. Two female parts in particular wise, funny, respected Mammy Hattie McDaniel and wistful, decent-at-heart prostitute Belle Watling Ona Munson are standouts. Hartsfieldwhich included a parade of limousines featuring stars from the film, receptions, thousands of Confederate flags and a costume ball.
Film started with George Cukor in the directorial spot. A great many reviewers here have seen Scarlett as purely a selfish, one-dimensional manipulative shrew.
For many passionate hearts, this is one of the most intense romances ever adapted to the big screen, a frustrating and seemingly impossible love between two strong-minded egos, two faces staring at each other as if they were at the verge of an irresistible passion or about to fight each other.
This star-studded Civil War epic, based on Margaret Mitchell's immensely popular novel, is nearly as powerful and moving today as when first released in Only Leslie Howard and Victor Fleming chose not to attend: Selznick undertook rewriting the second half himself but fell behind schedule, so Howard returned to work on the script for one week, reworking several key scenes in part two.
They acted scenes based on Sidney Howard's original script which needed to be rewritten in a hurry. He provided bananas and salted peanuts. Find release information for Gone With the Wind () - Victor Fleming on AllMovie10/ Victor Fleming – Gone with the Wind () inClassics, Drama, USA, Victor Fleming November 1, 0 75 Views Gone With the Wind boils down to a story about a spoiled Southern girl’s hopeless love for a married man.
Gone with the Wind is a American epic historical romance film, adapted from Margaret Mitchell's novel of the same name.
The film was produced by David O. Selznick of Selznick International Pictures and directed by Victor Fleming.
Earning an unprecedented 13 Oscar nominations, Gone With the Wind won eight statuettes and two special awards, taking Best Picture in Hollywood's "miraculous" year, as well as Best Director for Victor Fleming, and Best Actress for Vivien Leigh/ Gone With the Wind boils down to a story about a spoiled Southern girl's hopeless love for a married man.
Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Sam Wood. Written By: What's on & what's gone. 56 94%(83). Gone With the Wind is the film that is closest to my heart. It manages to move me like no other film can.
From the opening credits, with its great musical scoring, I immediately become overwhelmed by what I see in front of me/5().A review of the movie gone with the wind by victor fleming