Gone With The Wind

Recently rewatched the glorious Gone With The Wind which was released in 1939 and starred Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable in its central roles. It’s a film I’ve loved since childhood and one I’ve watched regularly over the decades.

Based on the brilliant Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Margaret Mitchell it’s a spectacular film which takes you on an emotional journey featuring joy, laughter, anger, shock, empathy, heartbreak and eventually hope.

The novel itself is worth adding to your reading pile. From a historical perspective it depicts the American Civil War and its inevitable brutal devastation.

Rhett Butler was literally my first love with his honesty, courage, wit, adaptability in the face of survival, and let’s face it, classic vintage good looks.

Scarlett O’ Hara was my first true heroine and role model. She was tenacious, flawed, at times ruthless, yet brave, honest and a true survivor. Willing to fight and keep fighting to stay the course. She’s still an icon of independence to me and on a day when I need my spirits strengthened I watch her in action and remember that “After all, tomorrow is another day.”

 

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