“There was a land of Cavaliers and Cotton Fields called the Old South, here in this pretty world Gallantry took its last bow, here was the last ever to be seen of Knights and their Ladies Fair, of Master and of Slave… Look for it only in books, for it is no more than a dream remembered. A Civilization gone with the wind”
Fiddle Dee Dee I love this movie. It’s one of those classic American tales. The scale it took to make this movie, especially in 1939 (Just the Atlanta fire alone). Vivien Leigh and Clarke Gable both deliver superb performances, and despite the fact that she does some petty shit (see India Wilkes) Scarlett O’Hara is a role model for women. She’s a self made business woman who will do anything to save her family. Everything Scarlett goes through just to get to Ashley, to realize that all along she’s loved Rhett, that’s love. It’s a magnetic story (It was the only book I read all the way through Freshman year) You know it’s a good story when even during the Great Depression, it’s the highest grossing movie of all time (with inflation of course). It’s an epic romance that take off amidst a time of social change. Scarlett and Rhett fight through social scrutiny, the Civil War, a miscarriage, and two dead husbands to be with each other. That’s love.
God is my witness, as God is my witness they’re not going to lick me.
I’m going to live through this and when it’s all over, I’ll never be
hungry again. No, nor any of my folk. If I have to lie, steal, cheat or
kill. As God is my witness, I’ll never be hungry again”