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Well, I just watched Gone With The Wind for the first time! Obviously a great production. The cast was wonderful and I did enjoy most of the movie. Now, I know that I'm not a deep thinker. I'm just wondering just what others got from the ending of this movie? To me it was one of two things;

 

 

1. Scarlet went completely over the edge and was to finish life alone, crazy, and completely delusional on her beloved TARA.

 

 

2. Scarlet goes home to once more figure how to conive her way one more time to get what she wants.

 

 

Either way I see her as a dipicable, self-absorbed loser.

 

 

What are your thoughts?

 

 

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Well, there was a novel titled "Scarlett" that was also adapted into a TV miniseries with Timothy Dalton as Rhett Butler and Joanne Whalley as Scarlett:

*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarlett_%28TV_miniseries%29*

 

The novel and TV miniseries based on it resume the story where "GWTW" ends...

 

Read about the novel "Scarlett" here: *http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarlett_%28novel%29*

 

 

Margaret Mitchell's estate authorized this novel, so whatever:

 

 

 

*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gone_with_the_Wind#Sequels*

 

 

 

 

 

The Mitchell estate also authorized the writing of a novel of the story from Rhett Butler's perspective, "Rhett Butler's People": *http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhett_Butler%27s_People*

 

 

AND, since many African-Americans, and others, find "GWTW" to be offensive for how it portrays African-Americans and is sympathetic to the Confederacy, there was also a novel written of the story from the perspective of the slaves:

*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wind_Done_Gone*

 

 

Interestingly, the Mitchell estate was against the publication of "The Wind Done Gone" and sued: *http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wind_Done_Gone#Legal_controversy*

 

 

The case was settled out of court and the book was published. It went on to become a bestseller.

 

 

Since it was your first time viewing the film, you may want to become aware of the controversy about it and why many African-Americans (and others) find it offensive.

 

 

Wiki article on "Criticisms for racial issues" here:

*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gone_with_the_Wind#Criticisms_for_racial_issues*

 

 

And another article dealing with "Slavery":

*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gone_with_the_Wind#Slavery*

 

 

The Wiki article on the film itself deals with the "Racial criticism" here:

*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gone_with_the_Wind_%28film%29#Racial_criticism*

 

 

Article in "The Atlantic Monthly" magazine titled "'Gone With The Wind' and Hollywood's Racial Politics" (written by film scholar and author Prof. Leonard J. Leff) here:

*http://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/issues/99dec/9912leff.htm*

 

Edited by: RMeingast on Nov 25, 2012 12:12 PM

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Nah, James, I see her as a loser.

 

 

Sure, she might achieve the illusion of a "winner" as she flits from one poor rich man to another and accquires great wealth as a result, but just WHAT has she won?

 

 

She can only be percieved as a winner to those who equate money with greatness. but in the end, she'll die alone with greedy buzzards circling overhead, waiting to pick her portfolio clean. She's lost her children, family and the only man who truly loved her while obsessing over other unimportant things.

 

 

LOO-ZER!

 

 

Sepiatone

 

 

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While the movie has an obvious place in motion picture history, it is one of the most over-rated things I've ever seen. I've always told myself that you must have had to be alive in 1939 and gaga over the book to begin with to really get caught up in the whole thing. And, I also found the Scarlet O'Hara character unbearable. And as a love story? Forget it. She never loved anyone but herself (and Tara?), she was unrelentlingly cruel to Melanie, she used any one and anything she could for her own benefit and we're supposed to think of her as this great female iconic character? I don't buy it for a second.

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Thank you Sepiatone, couldn't have said it better myself. Fred C. , from your name I would guess I share one of my favorite movies with you. Treasure of Siera Madre is one of the finest ever made. That said, I must agree that I find Gone With The Wind to be hard to watch and over rated. Glad I watched it but not interested in seeing it again. And I love most movies that Gable is in. Of course, just my opinion.

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> Well, I just watched Gone With The Wind for the first time! Obviously a great production. The cast was wonderful and I did enjoy most of the movie. Now, I know that I'm not a deep thinker. I'm just wondering just what others got from the ending of this movie? To me it was one of two things;

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Scarlet O'Hara is a true Southern woman who came to understand her

father's instructions that she is Southern and the land is all important

to her existence.

 

Rhett Butler is a grown man and knew exactly what she was all

about.

 

Gone with the Wind is one of the finest movies ever made from the

Hollywood Golden Age.

 

I only hope Political Correctness does not eventually end it to the

graveyard.

 

Jake in the Heartland -- Born in Atlanta, Ga.

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