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Mar. 24th, 2007

Viven and Olivia

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In light of a recent discussion, I thought, most of you guys would probably have previously (or still have) obsessions other than GWTW. I, personally, used to be obsessed with Harry and Hermione from Harry Potter getting together as a couple (although this fell through after I read GWTW)

What about you guys?

Mar. 10th, 2007


fashionlove0689

yayy

omg  yay a gone with the wind community. i love the book. and the movie. now im readin scarlett, even tho its by  a different quthor. its so good. i really just started it to find out what happens wuth scarlett and rhett. but now im addicted.

Mar. 4th, 2007

Sailors

marauderthesn

All Over the Guy

Okay, GREAT thing to post. :D

There's this movie called All Over the Guy, which is a gay romance, and one of the reoccuring things in the plot is that Tom, half of the couple, has never seen GWTW, which is Eli's (the other half) favorite movie. Eli can't believe that Tom has never seen it, and as Tom has never seen it Eli decides he can't take Tom's taste in movies seriously. Eventually it's on TV and they're both watching it in their separate houses, unaware that the other one is watching it as well. In the very last scene they're talking about GWTW and how (in Tom's opinion) Scarlett was just afraid to be with Rhett.

Feb. 19th, 2007

Sailors

marauderthesn

With enough courage, you can do without a reputation

It appears that over a hundred years and forty years after the Civil War and more than seventy years after the publication of GWTW, Rhett Butler is still ruining women's reputations. Click here to find out how he - or, rather, a defense of him - guaranteed that Christina Hoff Sommers was no longer accepted by any of the good families in Charleston by academic feminists.

I actually wrote to her to thank her. She wrote back and said I had made her day. :D

Feb. 9th, 2007

Sailors

marauderthesn

The Last Night of Ballyhoo

There's a play by Alfred Uhry called The Last Night of Ballyhoo, which is about a Jewish family in Atlanta in 1939. Ballyhoo is sort of like a Jewish debutante ball. I saw this play several years ago and I don't remember a lot about it, but I do remember that at one point one of the characters is trying to recreate Scarlett's barbecue dress to wear to the dance.

Oh, and a bit off-topic: My grandmother used to say "Oh, fiddle," a lot, and I only recently found out from my mother that when my mother was young my grandmother read GWTW frequently. I think it must have been her abbreviated form of "fiddle-dee-dee".

Jan. 31st, 2007

Vivien (B&W)

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Members!!!!

Wow! We have 7 members and are watched by 6! This is amazing! I never expected anyone apart from those who are sorry enough to say that they know me in real life would join, and I am very, very, very pleased. Thank you all very much.

<3 gwtw_fanatic

Jan. 26th, 2007

Adored

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References and a topic for discussion

References

Television

I'm not sure how many, if any, of you watch Summerland but the other day an episode was aired in Australia that got me screaming. I was watching the show that was aired before Summerland and was pleasantly surprised when low and behold the first scene showed a 13 year old girl reading GWTW. I'm not sure of her name but she was thouroughly enjoying it when her brother's ex surfing coach came in and revealed that she was also reading GWTW!

Later on in the show they were discussing Scarlett and why she was stupid enough to believe that she loved Ashley etc. etc. when the young girl mentioned something about "GWTW". The other girl had no idea what she was talking about until she expanded to, "Gone With the Wind, it's what they use in chat rooms". How true, eh? Reading back I don't think I have ever used the full name in my explanation here!
That's just one incident when GWTW was referenced all throughout a modern TV show, and people say that they've never heard of GWTW!

Books

How many times have I read books where the explanation of a house is simply, "it looks like a house from GWTW". Take page 63-64 of Winter by John Marsden for example.
When I finally did get a glimpse of the house, Gone With the Wind seemed pretty close"

Songs

No movies this time, but listen to the lyrics of Dido's See the Sun. "And you probably don't want to hear tomorrow's another day"

Day to Day Life

There are so many day to day references for me as an obsessive GWTW fan but one such reference came when I asked a friend if he would like to see my new poster and he replied "Frankly my dear I don't give a damn". And that sort of thing happens daily!

There's a few to get started on, to give you an idea of what to put.

Discussion

I've always wondered what the movie would be like if it included parts of the book that were previously left out. Which parts do you think should have been left in? Personally, I'm beginning to think that leaving Wade and Ella out was a good idea, how different it would've been if they were in there. But I would've liked to see them, to get an idea of what some thought they would've looked like. I'm undecided on that.

Until next time,
<3 GWTW-fanatic

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Jan. 25th, 2007

Vivien (B&amp;W)

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Welcome!

Hello and welcome to All things Gone With the Wind, a site where you can discuss that great 1939 movie and even greater 1936 classic book, Gone With the Wind. The original purpose of this community was to discuss GWTW references; in books, movies, television shows and day to day life. This image has expanded to discussing everything GWTW!

If you are interested, why not friend this community to track it? Or even better, I'd love if you joined! If you would like to affiliate with this community, please comment below, or just leave a comment on suggestions as to what we could post here. Or why not go ahead and post yourself! Everything is welcome!

Check out the info page for what I hope to be a more detailed definition of what is going into this community.
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