Gone With the Wind

5 out of 5 stars.

One of the treats of living in London is visiting the BFI Southbank.
Seeing an old movie, beautifully restored, shining on the wonderful screen at NFT1.

And Gone With the Wind really still shines; with stunning production design from Cameron Menzies supporting David O. Selznick’s extraordinary 1939 vision of this story of the 19th century American south.

It’s classic Hollywood cinema at its best – and longest! But hey I’m not complaining when the script is as witty as this one. And those star performances.
For me, Vivien Leigh delivers an extraordinary multi-dimensional and very modern performance as Scarlett O’Hara.

And fiddle-dee-dee, frankly, I really still do a give a damn about this wonderful movie.

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