Gone with the Wind was a classic tale of superior production and quality. It has won its merit as best picture in the 30’s and it is still winning hearts of people who see it . Scarlett O’Hara’s beautiful face charms not only the men, but also the ladies of all ages. Rhett Butler’s masculinity still draw some attraction. The pair has been a tale that made people wonder and hope. We wonder if they could end up with each other. We hope that somehow they could. Love, anyway, find its own way.
I firstly saw this lengthy movie in the 80’s when we were in a semestral break. The TV network had to show it in two editions because of the length of the movie. Even if it was shown very late at night during those times, the curiosity in me made me wait and seeing it made me a fan. The costumes and the setting were well done. The soldiers and the state of war made us felt the repercussions of the confusions and the lost it could cause. The acting and the conversations were powerful . It reverberated back to our minds like Rhett’s “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” Scarlet has been such a hard-headed being who failed to maintain the love that she found. Perhaps, her persona has made us want to teach her that she should stop her greed and love those precious people around her.
When I had my child, I went to the mall and bought a CD of the movie. I bought it not just to watch it again , but to impart it to the generations after me. I want to pass it on to the child so that she herself could be able to see the beauty of this beautiful art work. Art is a noble thing and it is just right to flaunt it.
I was not able to see the book for the past years because I was caught by the topsy turvy of my own life. When things smoothen for me, I saw it in the bookstore. I promise myself to get hold of its copy soon.
For those of you who have not seen Gone in the Wind yet, I think you should.
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Gone with the Wind. Columbia Pictures