1939 – Gone with the Wind

What a huge leap in the film industry as we know it today!  This film is a classic for good reason.  Not only is this the first full-color Academy Award winner (mind you, not the first color film ever), but for the first time, music flowed through the entirety of the film’s background.

If you don’t already know the plot, I won’t spoil it for you.  This film is worth seeing–all four hours of it.  Believe it or not, there is story enough to carry you through the whole thing.  The inter-character dynamics are unique and engaging.  Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh produced two hate-to-love/love-to-hate characters in Rhett and Scarlett.  Gable is heart-melting as ever; you gradually feel for him as the story unfolds and Scarlett’s stubbornness keeps them apart.

I saw the movie once or twice when I was young and did not carry fond memories from the event.  Neither Steve nor I was expecting to enjoy the film as much as we did.  If it’s been a while since you’ve seen Gone with the Wind, try it on again.  You might be newly impressed.

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