As many of you know I recently traveled to Idaho for a small book writing workshop. While there I stayed in a Candlewood Suite (highly recommended hotel!!). Nearly everything was complimentary including their movies.
Ashley at the time was having a Gone with the Posts Blog Party and it got me in the mood to watch the film. I had seen it once before and wanted to know if my first impressions would stay the same years down the road. Especially with so many of my beloved authors loving this movie. (Julie is going to hate me for this post).
I spent 6 hours and watched the ENTIRE film! Now, would someone please explain to me what all the fuss is about?? Scarlet is a spoiled brat that NEVER changes. Everyone hates her, she is greedy and never satisfied and in the end when she finally realizes the error of her ways, it is all so far gone all I want to see her do is lose Rhett!
And while Rhett is a stunning hero, I will admit he was asking for heartbreak, he KNEW what Scarlet was like when he married her and did it anyway.
As I finished the last part of the film and sat, listening to my mom in the other room laughing at Everyone Loves Raymond and I upset in the front room, I wracked my brain over what does everyone see in this movie?? I beg of you dear readers, explain the truth behind this conundrum and tell me why YOU like this film. There HAS to be reason why it is so well loved. And to know if I am not the only one that was thoroughly frustrated at the close of the credits.
Do forgive me, I hope no one chucks that thick book at my head. Remember, no me, no party next week! (well...actually, probably yes, because almost all the posts are scheduled) Hehe. Do tell the secret behind this, I am dying to know.
After all...tomorrow is another day!