Thursday, May 8, 2008

What Da Ya Think?

Before there were Pampers I guess there were these:

Has anyone ever seen this movie?

I found this ad and article while exploring the bound yearly volumes of my granddad's paper. You'll notice the article was from 1941 and the movie came out the same year according to this Turner Classic Movie review.

BTW, has everyone read or at least seen Gone With The Wind? What was your favorite movie scene? I think mine is when Bonnie Blue dies and Melanie comes over to plead with Rhett to not grieve himself to death. Clark Gable with tears in his eyes...gets to me every time! I read the book as a young adult (and that was a long time ago) so I have forgotten many of the particulars but I remember that I thought Margaret Mitchell"s development of the characters was exceptional.

Just a random interjection here: There is a restaurant in downtown Atlanta called Aunt Pittypat's Porch. Remember Scarlett lives in Atlanta with Aunt Pittypat after her 1st husband Charles Hamilton dies. If you're interested and are in Atlanta you can tour Margaret Mitchell's home and the GWTW museum.

Here are some favorite quotes:

(Gerald O'Hara): Do you mean to tell me, Katie Scarlett O'Hara, that Tara, that land doesn't mean anything to you? Why, land is the only thing in the world worth workin' for, worth fightin' for, worth dyin' for, because it's the only thing that lasts.

(Mammy): Oh no you ain't! If you don't care what folks says about this family, I does. And I done told you and told you, you can always tell a lady by the way she eats in front of people like a bird. And I ain't aimin' to have you go over to Mista John Wilkes' house and eat like a field hand and gobble like a hog.

(Rhett Butler): With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.

Rhett): Did you ever think of marrying just for fun?
(Scarlett): Marriage, fun? Fiddle-dee-dee! Fun for men you mean.

(Rhett): No, I don't think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That's what's wrong with you! You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.

(Scarlett): Rhett... If you go ... where shall I go? What shall I do?
(Rhett): Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.

(Scarlett): I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tommorrow.
(Scarlett): After all ... tomorrow is another day.


  1. "I don't know nothin' 'bout birthin' no babies!"

    This quote by Prissy is frequently used here at the manor. It is used to describe anything to which we are unfamiliar. Tee-hee.

    (It must be quoted in a high pitched, voice, heavy on the accent.)

  2. Everybody sit down. I have never watched or read Gone with the Wind. I do however know the famous lines from the movies. It is a great topic for discussion. Could I read the book today and get back to you? he he he I will put it on my to do list. Seriuosly, I have always wanted to read it. I went to the restraunt web site if I am ever in Atlanta, I will have to eat there. My brother lived in Atlanta for a few years, I can kick myself for not visiting. Have a nice weekend everyone!

  3. Denise, it is possible for you to watch the movie today although it will consume 4 hours of your day. But unless you have super human speed reading skills you might need an extra day to complete the book. At over 1000 pages it is no featherweight.

    Willow, I've been known to quote that Prissy scene myself.

  4. I loved GWTW!! I think Rhett caring Scarlet up the stairs stirred my beginning hormones when I was!

    Have a great weekend!

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  6. Well, definitely hit all my favorite quotes there! The book Gone with the Wind is even better than the movie, in my opinion. I've never seen They Met in Bombay...I'll have to check that one out! Fun post!

  7. Well Steviewren, I was not on good terms with Blogger yesterday, do you know what happened? I left a nice comment on your post and when I went to publish it, it vanished in the cyber ether! Aaarghh, so aggravating. Anyway, I am now taking precautions. When I write a comment, I am pressing "Copy" prior to publishing attempts. Then, if it gets lost, I simply press "Paste" and the comment appears again, for another try.

    Anyway, it happened again today, when I was visiting another blog, and --voila---no worries, I simply hit "paste" and it reappeared. !

    Now, I came back because this is an important post. Gone With The Wind, the book was a runaway best seller back in its day. It was a huge sensation; everyone was reading it. I read it many years ago and it is an astoundingly well-written book. Very absorbing.

    I've seen the movie many times; on the big screen too, which is where it should be seen. A local independent cinema used to screen it about once a year; the turnout was huge. Sadly, this cinema went out of business; its all the big chain movie-houses now....

    Anyway, my favourite scene? Hard to pin down. I love the scene in the library near the beginning, when Scarlett meets Rhett for the first time.

    "You aren't fit to wipe his boots!"

    Scarlett has many good lines, remember "I can shoot straight, so long as I don't have to shoot far."

    "You were the one I mostly wanted to tell to go the devil".

    Forgive me, I'm quoting these from memory and may have one or two of the words wrong.

    This movie had it all: comedy, high drama, sweeping saga storyline...Birth, death, marriage, the whole kit and caboodle.

    It made you laugh and it made you cry.

    They don't make them like this anymore.

  8. I do love GWTW. It has been a very long time since I have seen it. I also love the quote "I ain't never birthed no babies" at least I think that is the quote.


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