A story about this — 3 years ago
It’s not really a surprise that I liked this film, is it? I’ve read Gone with the Wind a couple of times, and the story is just so compelling. Sometimes the book feels unbearably long but it still is a great story of love, growth and life.
I’ve heard some people say the film version was very slow and dragging, one friend even admitted that she couldn’t finish watching it. I thought events were rolling rather nicely and smoothly, even though things were left out and some scenes (from the book) were shortened quite harshly. Having read the book, it was no job for me to follow the story and know what’s going on but for someone who didn’t know the whole story (as told in the book), I’d think some things might have been left in the dark, so to speak.
I found the second disc to be more interesting than the first one – just as in the book (I have it divided into two volumes); the story gets better as it goes on, and everything happening after the war is mighty fascinating, and Scarlett, as a character and human being, grows tremendously. She transforms from a conceited and silly girl into a strong woman, strong enough to make it on her own. Sure, she still has her tantrums but that’s in her nature, the transition is still remarkable.
Scarlett and Rhett are a couple that… I don’t even know how to describe them. Their relationship is so vivid, so strong, so alive – after that every other relationship on screen or in books seems too sugar-coated and too polished; they had passion, perhaps too much, so it tore them apart. The again, that’s the beauty of it all, had their relationship been any less passionate, it would have lost all its mysteriousness and suspension.