So I was watching Gone with the Wind last night. Man I really love that movie, but anyways I was watching Gone with the Wind and thinking about how much I like that movie. Then I realized that it’s kind of a sad movie. Not like it has a sad ending but the whole thing is sad! Then I got to thinking ‘why on earth would I like a movie like this!?
And I really had to think about it, because I really do like the movie but at the same time I know that it’s really depressing. But the answer I came up with is that the characters are flawed, they’re real and I find it much more compelling to watch a movie about someone real then someone perfect.
For example Scarlett O'Hara is such an interesting and complex character. She’s so vain and proud yet I can’t help but appreciate her good qualities like her strength, determinedness, and her intensity. And even though the good in her doesn’t really out weight the bad I still enjoy watching the crazy Scarlett, Ashley/Rhett love triangle.
Ashley Wilkes kind of bugs me. Okay he picked Milly over Scarlett that’s fine. But he’s got the gull to lecture her about whom she chooses to marry? I mean come on. Well, Scarlett did kind of use Frank and tricked him out of marring the woman he loved. But still that’s beside the point, and the point is that if you break someone’s heart you don’t get to have any type of opinion pertaining to their love life. Thank-you very much.
But Scarlett in so funny because after she basically gets her husband killed she’s all crying saying like oh crap I’m going to go to hell! And I think Rhett put it nicely when he said, “You're like the thief who isn't the least bit sorry he stole, but is terribly, terribly sorry he's going to jail.”
Scarlett and Rhett have the oddest relationship but in a really awesome kinda of way. Observe:
Scarlett: [After agreeing to marry Rhett] If I said I was madly in love with you, you'd know I was lying. You always said we had a lot in common...
Rhett: You're right, my dear. I'm not in love with you any more than you are with me. Heaven help the man who ever really loves you.
And lol Ashley = dumbsauce
Scarlett: But you love me!
Ashley: How could I help loving you - you who has all the passion for life that I lack? But that kind of love isn't enough to make a successful marriage for two people who are as different as we are.
Scarlett: Why don't you say it you coward? You're afraid to marry me. You'd rather live with that silly old fool who can't open her mouth except to say 'yes, no' and raise a couple of brats just like her!
Ashley: You mustn't say things about Melanie.
Scarlett: Who are you to tell me I mustn't? You lead me on, you made me believe you wanted to marry me!
Ashley: Now Scarlett, be fair. I never at any time-
Scarlett: You did! It's true! You did! I'll hate you till I die! I can't think of anything bad enough to call you!
[Scarlett slaps him. He exits and in her fury she throws a vase. Rhett rises from behind the sofa.]
Rhett: Has the war started?
Scarlett: Sir, you...you should have made your presence known.
Rhett: In the middle of that beautiful love scene? That wouldn't be very tactful, would it? But don't worry, your secret is safe with me.
Scarlett: Sir, you are no gentleman.
Rhett: And you, miss, are no lady...Don't think that I hold that against you. Ladies have never held any charm for me.
Rhett is the best in all of his imperfection.
Anyways in my humble opinion this movie is great and if you don’t like it then frankly I don’t give a damn.
4 years ago