Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Olivia de Havilland, Thomas Mitchell
Victor Fleming (Director), Sidney Howard (Screenplay), Oliver H.P. Garrett (Writer), Ben Hecht (Writer)
Released: Dec. 15th, 1939
Runtime: 3 hours, 58 minutes
An American classic in which a manipulative woman and a roguish man carry on a turbulent love affair in the American south during the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Butterfly McQueen, as Prissy, is often cited as a character presented in a racist context, but that seems to be more because of McQueen's unique way of speaking and the fact that her character tells some "stories" during the film which end up not being true and potentially causing danger to some main characters.
I'm still giving it a relatively low rating for the time being (at the end of the day, there's no getting around the pro-Confederacy vibe of the film and I'm not sure it really earns its four-hour running time), but I'm willing to accept that it might grow on me a bit.