Gone With the Wind

I don’t get it. Yet again.

I saw Gone With The Wind for the first time last night, and it was not at all what I was expecting.

I was expecting Doomed Romance, Love Against The Odds, Tragically Unrequited Passion. But instead it was all about arrogance, jealousy, spite, monetary greed and a rose-tinted view of a society where one person could be owned by another.

The only sympathetic characters were Melanie, Mamie and Sam – and even they were unconvincing stereotypes of “the Good Wife” and “The Loyal Servant”.

Plus, the hero had a moustache which, as we all know, is Unforgivable.

The music was good though. 🙂

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5 Responses to Gone With the Wind

  1. piereth says:

    And it’s such a horrid moustache as well.

    It’s interesting cause when they cast Viven Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara it caused a huge ruckus in Hollywood – she was a total unknown.

    It’s not a sympathetic story by any means. I get the same feeling about Casablanca.

  2. azahar says:

    “But instead it was all about arrogance, jealousy, spite, monetary greed and a rose-tinted view of a society where one person could be owned by another.”

    The book was even better. 🙂

  3. truce says:

    Yeah, me too on Casablanca – I end up shouting at the screen “No, don’t be noble, go with Rick!”

    LOL az!

  4. azahar says:

    Scarlett is kind of like a female JR Ewing. Good villains are always way more interesting than ‘Melanies and Bobbies’, doncha think?

  5. robodad says:

    See Charlotte’s Web (animated version) instead.

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