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I have just staggered bleary eyed from a screening of this epic – 4 hours plus a 10 minute break, and it may well still be the greatest films ever made. I saw it years ago and it was the scenes of Atlanta under siege that stayed with me: the railroad yard full of injured soldiers, Roger Ebert claims”the whole Confederacy seems to lie broken and bleedng as far as the eye can see” as the the camera panned back to show more and more of them moving about. NO CGI. Incredible. And the escape with Rhett leading the horse and carriage outlined against a burning warehouse. Stunning stuff.
What I didn’t remember is the film starts with…
Source: Gone With The Wind
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