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Mike Newell
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Gone with the Wind is a hard feature to sell. Like most long films such as Ben Hur Doctor Zhivago and Titanic whilst they have great scenes they do tend to drag and you don't tend to watch them too often. There was a copy of GWTW that was left over from a sale of films when a collector died and I was offered it for round the £100 mark . I was tempted to buy and edit it down to 2 hour mark by cutting out the boring bits and then throw the useless bit out. Maybe I should post this on the other thread😥😥

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Mark Mander
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Mike,
If you cut all the boring bits then you pretty much end up with the trailer!!! Mark

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Steve Klare
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Take heart!

I've heard the book was MUCH longer!

-apparently the movie skipped a couple of husbands before Rhett Butler took his turn!

No denying it's a classic, and I wouldn't turn down a print if the deal was good, but that's a lot of film to store for the once, maybe twice a year I'd view it.

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Mike Newell
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Mark I thought I was cruel 😝😝 if it was That's Entertaiment 1 2 & 3 I could make ia nice 40 -50 minutes cutdown between the 3 movies. I do have some nice unique mini features out there in circulation The French Connection, El Cid , That's Entertainment and Ben Hur. In the case of Ben Hur I was a victim of adding too much. I was fine up until I passed 80-90 minute mark. One white box from Derann too many and it just changed the pace.

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Mark Mander
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Mike,
You do know Ben Hur was a 400ft release!!! Ha ha:) [Eek!]

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Tom Photiou
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My Brother has GWTW, i think in the 15 years we have had it he has viewed it 4 maybe 5 times. I know its a classic but it isn't for me. As already said, this is where the cut downs come into there own. Although, oddly enough, Dances with Wolves is film i will watch at least once a year, although it is a long film it fly's by. Price wise for Gone with The wind, i am often surprised how cheap it does go for. For those who own it, the price you may get makes it worth hanging onto. Ours is mounted onto 4 x 1200ft spools so you can choose to watch it as a mini series,one or two reels per week. [Wink]

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Mark Mander
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Wow Tom 4 or 5 times!!! He must be a patient man,not my thing at all but apparently a nice print image wise,don't let Mike near it as he's scissor happy!!!Mark

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Tom Photiou
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i managed to sit through it once, then the second time for the wife its was done over four nights. I slept well those nights [Big Grin]
It's nice to own a classic but i would definatly prefer Kelly's Heroes on IB Tech scope or a bridge too far. [Wink]

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Mark Mander
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Two good films Tom,I'm with you there,Mark

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Graham Ritchie
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Tom

I totaly agree with "Dances With Wolves", its a film I could also watch once a year, the photos you took of it on the forum look stunning [Cool]

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Douglas Meltzer
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Kelly's Heroes? Off topic but Don Rickles is great as Crapgame. Time to start singing along with "Burning Bridges"....

Doug

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David Hardy
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So there you go different strokes for different folks.

I would rather screen GWTW and Doctor Zhivago any day than screen a copy of Kelly's Heroes which although fun and of its time I think is utter nonsense. I thought that away back then and still do. [Big Grin]

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Mark Mander
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Definitely David,we can't all like the same things hence why prices for some films fetch more than others,Mark

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