Gone With The Wind (1939)
Olivia de Havilland
and a whole lot more!!!
I don’t really know where to begin with this film. Rick and I watched it late yesterday. I found it and bought at a used bookstore we visited this week for a couple of bucks.
In my opinion, Scarlett O’Hara (Vivian Leigh) is spoiled and immature. I really didn’t like Scarlett. However, when war arrives on her doorstep, she reveals an amazing strength that sees herself and others through those dark times. No one ever broke her spirit! When she was down, she was able to rally herself and stand to her feet again. She was an amazing character.
She meets Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) at a party at Twelve Oaks. And so it begins . . .
I loved the costumes Rhett Butler wore! The costume designer really dressed him to the nines!!! I think that’s an expression ~ dressed to the nines. Mmm. Oh yes, here he is with Scarlett and their daughter ~ enjoying a leisurely stroll. Rhett looks great! Scarlett almost looks like a zebra. haha. I would not wear her outfit. *ahem*
Anyway, Scarlett seemed to look like she was wearing drapes most of the time, oh wait, she was wearing drapes!!! *ahem* As you might have guessed, I don’t care for the women’s fashions at this time period. *gasp* And the hoops under those dresses. I don’t want to get started on hoops!!! The costume designer and wardrobe people did a wonderful job though! They really did. I just really don’t like the fashions for women at this time.
I thought Belle Watling was an interesting character. I felt sorry for her. She was living a life no one should live, but she was a survivor. I thought she was a hurting woman, but I also liked her. Melanie (Olivia de Havilland) was the only person in the film who respected her and treated her kindly.
The movie viewer will get a great look into the pre-Civil war, Civil war, and post Civil war time.
It is a very good movie. I like it more each time I watch it and I have seen it more than once. If you haven’t seen it, I recommend that you watch it. It is lengthy. It has an intermission. So, be prepared. Make popcorn! 🙂
Have you read the book? I’ve never read the book. I’d like your thoughts on the book and the book to movie adaptation. 🙂