Modern movies that might last 75 years

November 28, 2014 5:47 PM

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"Gone With the Wind" opened to the public in Atlanta on Dec. 15, 1939, 75 years ago next month. Across that gulf of time, there have been wars, elections, billions of births and deaths, changing mores and fashions, countless acts of kindness and cruelty and many seemingly unforgettable things forgotten. Yet that movie somehow can speak to our time — to a generation as beyond the imagining of the filmmakers as the folks of 2089 are to us.

Two new books have come out about the movie, "The Making of Gone With the Wind" by Steve Wilson and Robert Osborne, and "Gone With the Wind: The Great American Movie 75 Years Later" by the editors of Time Life. There is also a new edition out on Blu-ray. But this time, let's not look back. Let's loo...

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