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    Today is the eightieth anniversary of the release of Gone With The Wind.

    How do you think this film holds up today? Discuss.

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    Keth
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    Today is the eightieth anniversary of the release of Gone With The Wind.

    How do you think this film holds up today? Discuss.

    Eighty years – where does the time go? I guess that means “The Wizard of Oz” is also turning eighty.

    The last time I sat and watched “Gone with the Wind” was a few years ago and I think it stands the test of time. Like Oz. I think “Gone with the Wind” is an excellent, almost brilliant film until after the fall of Atlanta and then it gets too “soap opera” like.

    I would prefer “The Wizard of Oz” being named the best picture of 1939, a year of so many great films.

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    methaddiction
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    It really didn’t need to be 10 hours long.

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    80 years after and it’s still the best picture of all time. No one will ever match Vivien Leigh in that film.

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    It’s incredible how the movie doesnt feel as long as it is (the irishman should take notes) and even more impressive all that marvelous production was made in 1939.

    This is a movie for it’s time. It shouldn’t be made today cause its values are simply not the same as today, nothing explicit racist propaganda like Birth of a Nation but residual impact of a slavery culture.

    And of course Vivien Leigh is so magnificent in this, carrying this fully with excellence. It’s still THE definition of a classic hollywood performance.

    (Better than Wizard of Oz btw. This might be more colorful and iconolastic but GWTW is the full pack)

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    Margaret Mitchell loved the South SO much, she creates one of the biggest apologist novels ever written. And of course, the film is almost exactly like the book.
    I give her full credit for teaching me more about the antebellum south than I could ever pick up in a text book, but damned Margaret.
    You treated “them darkies right”.

    Overall the movie is truly magnificent in it’s portrayals and cinematography and colour. And congratulations Ms Hattie! You rock!

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    I think nobody can deny the quality on filmmaking on display in Gone with the Wind.

    I think The Wizard of Oz holds up better today as the great work of art, and would have preferred it as the Best Picture that year. I also think Mr. Smith Goes to Washington has aged better, and is it a more universal film that the average person is going to enjoy much more than Gone with the Winder.

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