Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Miss Scarlett, In Tara, with the hammer

Well I finally did it. After weeks of persistent hinting, I sat down this weekend and watched Gone With The Wind for the first time. I have to say that I went into it with a jaundiced eye. Now don't think I don't have an appreciation for the classics. I love old movies and own quite a few. But the story of a semi-racist southerner who is spoiled and greedy set during the Civil War was something I just had a hard time sitting down to. I have tried to watch this once before and literally fell asleep during the first scene.

Given all of that, I loved it. Not only is it have one of the most quoted lines in the world, it was generally enjoyable. Not many movies can have two of the most unlikeable characters and for some reason you still walk away loving them both.

One thing I did learn after watching the film was that this is the Dumb and Dumber of female cinema. As soon as you mention to any woman that you watched it, they will regale you with their favorite quote, and they all have one. If you ever need to ditch a couple of women for a little while, just yell out "Gone With the Wind" and run. They will keep themselves busy for a long time.

I highly recommend that anyone who hasn't seen it, take about 4 hours(the length of the movie) and make it a date. But if you don't, "Well frankly my dear, I don't give a damn!" Oh come on, you knew I was gonna say it.

That is all,


1 Ripples in the pond:

Diana said...

I'm glad to know you truly enjoyed it. Let's watch it again soon! :)