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Los Angeles Times:
Gone With the Wind endures and deepens with the passing of time because Scarlett and Rhett are as modern as its open ending.
Frank S. Nugent,
New York Times:
'It' has arrived at last, and we cannot get over the shock of not being disappointed; we had almost been looking forward to that.
New York Post:
The film's subtle racism is insidious, going to great lengths to enshrine the myth that the Civil War wasn't fought over slavery - an institution the film unabashedly romanticizes.
A critic-proof movie if there ever was one: it isn't all that good, but somehow it's great.
To see Gone With the Wind on a big screen again is to weep for the fearlessness with which Hollywood once believed the sublime was possible.
Even though the habits of movie- goers have changed over the years, it's easy to see why this film provoked such an outpouring of praise and adulation during its initial release, and why its stature has grown with the passage of decades.
It is still a towering landmark of film, quite simply because it tells a good story, and tells it wonderfully well.
San Francisco Chronicle:
The first new Technicolor print in 37 years, digital sound and moments of digitally cleaned-up footage scattered throughout its three hours and 42 minutes all make for a gorgeous sight-and-sound experience.
Undoubtedly still the best and most durable piece of popular entertainment to have come off the Hollywood assembly lines.
Let us say simply that there is something in most of us that will always treasure Selznick's flair for old-fashioned, full-bodied narrative even as we pay lip service to the most anemic forms of cerebration in the modern cinema.
It's remarkable that after spending almost eight hours of my existence in front of this film, I can remember only two points vividly.
No one watches Gone with the Wind for historical accuracy. What keeps us coming back is four-hours of epic romance in gorgeous Technicolor.
John C. Flinn Sr.,
One of the truly great films, destined for record-breaking boxoffice business everywhere.