Name Your Favorite 20th Century Film


This blog is about films of the 20th Century recognized for their popularity and endurance over the years.

Start a discussion in the Comments section here. Name, or discuss, your favorite film from the last century.

I’m a “Gone With The Wind”-er. It’s my favorite 20th Century film and my favorite book of all time. Margaret Mitchell’s command of the Civil War period and its aftermath is stunning in the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel GWTW, as she winds Fiction around substantial Facts. Movie maker David O. Selznick’s 1939 film of the same name essentially followed Mitchell’s dialogue scenes to condense the 700+ page manuscript into his three-hour movie, the first of its kind.


Top Photo = Gail Kinn & Jim Piazza’s “Four-Star Movies – The 101 Greatest Films of All Time, 2003, New York

Bottom Photo = Scan of “Gone With The Wind”, 1939, DVD cover, 2009, Turner Entertainment Co. Package Design, from the personal collection of Barbara Anne Helberg




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