- 相馬光子Lv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Please, you commentators who think that "nothing much happens, especially toward the end" should consult your psychiatrists to find out why you can't recognize a film classic when you see one. I am dumbfounded by some of the foolish remarks on this message board regarding one of the greatest American films of all time. I can only assume that with the wave of anti-patriotism sweeping over certain quarters of the USA, there are those who've decided to take a stand against admiring the film for what it is...a landmark in the history of the screen and deservedly so.Anyone who can't see that Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Leslie Howard and Olivia de Havilland bring the rich and complex characters of Margaret Mitchell's story to brilliant life, just don't appreciate a film in which all the pieces fit together to make an absorbing romantic drama with the Civil War as its background material.From Sidney Howard's clever script to Max Steiner's memorable score, there is no reason for being so blinded to all of the plus factors of this memorable film. It has truly earned its reputation as an epic of the Old South that swept the country by storm in 1939 and still ranks as one of the most talked about films of all time.Winning ten Academy Awards and a place on all the Ten Best lists automatically places it beyond the scope of those calling it "mediocre" at best. Some of the adverse reviews reflect neither mature judgment nor good old common sense!
- 1 decade ago