Watched the Classic Film “Gone With the Wind”

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With the goal of watching the entire AFI 100 list, J and I decided to watch the classic movie Gone With the Wind.  Clocking in at 3 hours and 44 minutes, this film felt like a huge undertaking to watch.  It does have a lengthy overture and intermission. 

My knee-jerk reaction to the film is that I heavily dislike it, and I can’t understand why it’s on so many best movie lists (except that at the time it was made, it heavily influenced other films).  I found it impossible to like Scarlett O’Hara.  Everything she did made me cringe, and it was uncomfortable to watch this happen again and again for over three hours.  I would not say that the movie is without merit.  The scope of many of the shots in the movie are very impressive, and Clark Gable was pretty funny in parts.

I would elaborate more, but I wouldn’t want to ruin the film for others that might want to see it.

Next movie:
Casablanca

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Gone With the Wind (Blu-ray)
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