A woman strips naked and she quickly covers herself up; we see a glimpse of what is actually a covered side of one breast.


References to adultery.


Two cousins marry. Though considered taboo now, it wasn’t during the Civil War.


A woman is in love with a married man, and offers to have his children, though he refuses.
People sometimes kiss passionately, including scenes where a woman kisses a married man.
There is a scene in which a woman says that she is willing to “sell herself” for money if needed.
A man threatens to rape a woman. But it’s nothing direct.
Some other mild sexual references.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


 

Gone with the wind has two versions in China: gone with the wind and gone with the wind. I prefer the latter, as the movie began with a line of subtitles: a civilization has gone with the wind A civilization is drifting with the wind and will eventually drift away; A person’s fate is floating with the wind and will eventually drift away. In fact, it is not just a civilization drifting away. With civilization drifting away, countless life individuals, generations, dreams and lifestyles of generations. Just like facing an ultimate goal – death – do you choose to live soberly, pessimistically and emptily, or abandon this ultimate goal and live blindly and actively; After the disappearance of a civilization, do you choose to live in memory or abandon the past and start over. In the film, several options are given.

Gray fuzzy outline

Ashley is a man who is destined to live a rich and peaceful life, otherwise it will be a tragedy. He could not see anything clear: bright colors hurt his eyes, and clear lines scratched his skin. On the contrary, the quiet and monotonous life, the quiet and delicate wife, the music and literature outlined by imagination brought him a sense of security. He was too used to them, soft and ethereal. However, the sound of a gun, the fall of a soldier and the collapse of a building stimulated his weak nerves with clear and bloody pictures. He was clearly aware that the world had changed, which did not change him, but only deepened his tragedy. It is not that he has no ability to cope with the coming world, but his attitude that he dare not face has weakened his ability to survive under the new civilization.

In fact, Ashley is not the best representative of the civilization he misses. If a civilization appears only in a posture of enjoyment without practical work, it is like a mirage. Such a civilization has no qualification and charm to survive. I think the real representatives of this civilization in this film are Mrs. O’Hara and Melanie. They not only live a cultured and leisurely life, but also face difficulties bravely. This is the true meaning and charm of this civilization. At best, Ashley only inherited the appearance of civilization and enjoyed the achievements of this civilization after a long struggle, but did not remember and inherit the brave character charm of this civilization in the early stage of development. He is naturally cowardly. Bound by morality, he can still live in a new civilization, but there is great fear and disgust in his heart, that is to say, he can never integrate into that civilization. Later, it also proved that he could not make his wife and children live a good life. He was unable to survive the cruel and ugly competition.

Under the pressure of the cruel reality of the war, Ashley gradually realized that the civilization in which he lived was no longer possible to survive: it had no modern facilities that could resist the attack of others, but it was full of ambition to sacrifice for the country and ignorance and arrogance of the actual situation; I only hope that the cotton trade with Europe will help me win, but I don’t know that the world is being changed by a new revolution. War is not the most terrible, it just kills your life and individual will; The invasion of values after the war is the subversion of the whole civilization in the past. Ashley has a clear view of history and can see the context of historical development, but he has no courage to face up to the law of historical progress. He is not qualified to represent a splendid civilization, but he completely handed himself over to that civilization. Once this civilization drifts away, his spirit also collapses, and the life maintained by morality is just a lifeless body.

In reality, too many people like Ashley can only increase the tragic color of their life by seeing the reality. Such people are really weak. Ashley’s cowardice is reflected in his choice after his ideal and shelter disappear. Since he has chosen, he must bear it. In fact, Ashley can completely liberate himself by suicide, but he too classifies himself into that civilization, which is limited by the values, outlook on life, ethics and social customs of civilization. He finally fell into the dilemma of supporting the living body and the living duty with the will of death. He can’t blame that civilization, but he doesn’t understand that civilization and isn’t detached from that civilization.

Scarlet thick lines

Scarlett’s original intention is warm scarlet, but she is matched with green, a symbol of hope. This is not contradictory, but the color is too bright and the outline is too clear. Her thick red line is destined to leave her an obvious and profound mark in history. She is the protagonist of the film. She is the object of praise. She is the answer to the choice given by the film: abandon the past and do everything to survive. Even a woman who is weak and spoiled since childhood, because no one is really sheltered except herself; Take the responsibility you should take bravely, because responsibility will only come to those who can take it. She is the female image advocated and worshipped by the United States after the Civil War – independence and freedom. Tara (or the red and fertile land) is the symbol of “survival”, and Scarlett’s love and possession of Tara is her desire for “survival”. Melanie’s death and Rhett’s departure symbolize that she has no dependence, and she will go on alone in the future. In today’s world, there are still many women in countries that are not as economically developed as the United States, advocating individualism, liberalism and money worship. “Survival” is the most important and basic task of mankind in the world. Only by meeting this requirement can mankind have the energy to make life more meaningful. By the end of the film, Scarlett should have ensured her survival and lived well. However, life is for the material conditions of having money, having a house and being free from hunger and cold? Blindly following the rush of livelihood, it seems that a full life is really so meaningful and worthy of our imitation?

Scarlett never understood a truth in her life: once the standard of life is lowered, she can never return to the original. When she faced the war and the chaos after the failure of the war and grew step by step from a spoiled young lady to a strong and independent woman, she had abandoned her mother’s teaching, religious belief, that is, the past civilization, Abandon all the obstacles (people or things) she thinks hinder her from moving forward: she can run a wood mill as a woman regardless of social customs, or hire prisoners regardless of ethics. There is nothing in the world that can frighten her, but it is not necessarily a good thing. After that, she didn’t really integrate into a new civilization. She couldn’t stand those Yankees and their greed and vulgarity in seizing money. Because she thinks she is different from them, she has a sense of superiority, a sense of educated superiority given to her by a dead civilization (but she doesn’t know that the civilization that gave her a sense of superiority has been forgotten by her, and what remains on her is only the body of inertia), which makes her have a fantasy: as long as she earns enough money, she can be tolerant to others, especially the weak, And she will make a noble woman who lives a comfortable life and is respected. Not to mention her own personality, her attitude of “despise the weak and strive to be the strong” does not allow her to do so; The experience of war and the fragmentation of her original life made her choose to abandon the past and move forward recklessly – she began to become selfish and mercenary. The imprint of her past life in her current life is becoming weaker and weaker, and her living standard has been reduced to the point of maintaining survival, although she has undertaken great responsibilities to her relatives and wants love, But the desire to survive smoothly lingered in her mind and influenced her behavior. She became the representative of individual heroism, liberalism and anti traditionalism. In fact, this is a logical thing: when the war is over, the rich and peaceful life is gone, and people become unable to support food and clothing, they should rely on their own labor to build another home, and remembering the past can not feed themselves; And those ladies who are protected by gentlemen can no longer enjoy the past life. Since they miss it and can’t revive it, the only way left is to move forward. But Scarlett never thought that she had no spiritual sustenance except survival: she abandoned her mother’s teaching, abandoned the civilization that could not continue, and the beliefs and religions in the civilization; She saw through that she did not love Ashley, and Ashley had no previous temptation to her; She doesn’t necessarily need Rhett’s love and help. She loves the land more; She finally realized that Melanie was her bond to the past and how important she was to herself, but she died. This is the consequence that she is not afraid of anything, and there is no support. Money can’t support a person to complete his life.

However, there is a question: can we live like this for a lifetime? Since the original civilization will dissipate, there is no guarantee that the current civilization that replaces it will not dissipate. Even if we can’t predict its end time, the fate of the end is inevitable. Once the desire for “survival” is satisfied and the civilization dominated by “survival” dissipates, Scarlett’s choice is undoubtedly a low-level choice, which will be replaced by a new civilization. I think the new civilization may be a civilization that requires humanity, ethics and ethics, and spiritual satisfaction. But what about the future? What civilization will it be in the future? I don’t know. Just like “a” in “a civilization has gone with the wind”, it can be replaced by “the” at any time. In the future, more advanced civilization will replace it. The process of history is pushed forward by civilizations.

Perfect symmetry

I think in the film, Melanie is the real representative of the lost civilization: she is tolerant, quiet, pure and intellectual, and can bravely face difficulties and defend her friends. It is like a perfect sculpture, combining hardness and softness; Like a painting, the combination of rationality and sensibility. She likes literature and music. Her memory of her past life is a soft line and a vague figure in Ashley’s mind; She can pick up a heavy sword for her friends. She dares to oppose the authority of civilization for the sake of justice. She can work hard for survival. She is Scarlett’s loyal comrade in arms in her struggle. It was she who contacted the two civilizations, remembered the past with her personality and behavior, and greatly comforted those who missed the past; With their own courage and tolerance, contain people who start a new life and give them understanding and support. In the face of the disappearance of civilization, she chose to move forward, but deeply branded the essence of past civilization in her heart.

However, at the end of the film, she died, which means that the civilization has completely dissipated, followed by the rule of a new civilization and the proliferation of individualism and money worship. Even if she didn’t die of dystocia, she wouldn’t live happily. After the war, the disappearance of past civilization is not a matter of certainty, but a matter of time. The soil of our humanity is that we can’t support the flowers of Paradise like Melanie, which should live without selfish desires. Arranging such a role in the film only represents a kind of memory and ideal, which is not only the memory of the splendid civilization, but also the hope of the upcoming civilization.

In the video, Ashley, Scarlett and Melanie made different choices in the face of the disappearance of civilization, which means different destinies. However, no matter how they choose, they all have one thing in common, that is, they are all submerged under a civilization. Their destiny, like civilization in history, will eventually drift with the wind, Because no definite civilized individual can survive forever. Jumping from one civilization to another can not avoid such a fate. However, fortunately, every living individual is a small drop in the long river, in which countless water drops share the same fate. After seeing through, it may be more open!

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