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!
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"
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.
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,
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