Friday, September 23, 2011

Pink Saturday - Gone With The Wind....

When I was in high school I went over to my friend Kim's house after school and found out she was a Gone With The Wind fanatic like me. She actually had the movie script book and I was sooooo jealous, you could say, "Pea green with envy."
I searched and searched and never found one. Then my sister called me one day, found it on Amazon, a few dollars and days later it was mine, all mine!

I have loved Gone With The Wind since the first time I saw it about 20 years ago. I have a few favorite lines from the movie....

Of course there is Mammy, sweet, sweet Mammy. Here she is calling Scarlett upon seeing Scarlett run off to find her dad after the Tarleton twins tell her Ashley will be marrying his cousin Melanie.

The engagement was to be announced at Twelve Oaks, Ashley's family plantation. Here she is greeting Melanie.

Scarlett sneaks down when the girls are supposed to be napping. She calls Ashley into the library. I love the neutral tones, making me feel that the setting sun is shining through the windows casting a soft, pink tint.

Scarlett confesses her love to Ashley and he tells her he is marrying his cousin because she has his blood, she understands him. Though, he says, Scarlett possesses all the passion for life that he lacks.

Her response here is my favorite... she tells him he afraid to marry her. He'd rather live with that silly little fool who can't open her mouth except to say "yes" "no" and raise a passel of mealy-mouth brats just like her....

And of course Rhett was hiding behind the couch and heard the whole thing.

Scarlett is upset Ashley is marrying Melanie so she says "yes" that she will marry Melanie's brother Charles. I just love, love, love her wedding dress. It's just perfect!! Here she is more sad about Ashley kissing her on the cheek and moving on than she is about her husband going off to the war to fight, as is Ashley.

....THE DRESS.....


So Charles dies and Scarlett HATES being in mourning. She is too young to be in mourning, wearing black. She should be at parties dancing. After all, she doesn't feel like she's in mourning. So, she convinces her mother to allow her to go to Atlanta with Melanie.
Mammy tells her she'll only get into trouble in Atlanta. (My second favorite line of the movie coming up....) Mammy tells Scarlett she knows Ashley will be coming home and Scarlett will be sitting there waiting for him " jes like a spider." (I tell this to my girls all the time!)



Here Scarlett is at the ball "for the cause" where Rhett bids on Scarlett to dance with her causing poor Aunt Pittypat to faint at the scandal of it.

And on into the movie, and another husband later, Scarlett marries Rhett and has a baby. In this photo she is upset that her waist is no longer 19 inches. I am loving those rose colored velvet curtains. This movie has always played a major influence in how I would love to make my dressing room.


And I love this scene where Scarlett takes Rhett back to Tara. She has just gotten into an argument with her sister Sue Ellen. Scarlett tells Rhett she wants him to build her a big house, one that'll make everyone "pea green with envy." And I'm loving the pink and green dress!

Smiling after a very good night with Rhett.


And here we are at my other favorite line of the movie. Scarlett and Ashley were caught hugging by India and Rhett has gotten word of it. They are to attend a party at Melanie and Ashley's house that evening and Scarlett doesn't want to go. Rhett makes her go and finds the most sexy dress for her to wear in her closet. He tells her, "Nothing modest or matronly will do..." LOVE IT!

And here is her dress, probably my favorite dress in the movie. Imagine the work that went into making these costumes!

She was just beautiful in this scene.... in my opinion, she is perfection here.




And of course I can't leave out Belle Watling, the thorn in Scarlett's side (beside Melanie). Belle was always pretty and dressed to the nines!
Gone With The Wind is my most favorite movie ever. It never gets old. I love, love, love it.

Please stop by and see more pinks at our wonderful host Beverly's blog.

Happy Pink Saturday!


9 comments:

JenGrenko

I LOVE it too! I had a tattered copy that belonged to my mother who read it as a young girl. She claims to have done nothing but read that book from cover to cover, for however long it took her. I read it and re-read it. I had favorite passages that I would return to. This story really has it all! You've sparked in me a need to see the film again very soon!

Al

Girl you just did me proud. I am an open fanatic for that book/film....Ahhhh. Love. It. Enjoy your weekend!

Pat

I loved the book "Gone With the Wind" - I've read it at least 4 times. I still cry when Melanie dies - oops I hope I didn't ruin the story for anyone!

Marie Arden

It is my favorite of all time too! I live near Atlanta and get to go to GWW museum and other things. When I married my husband ( fromup North) he thought all Southerners knew the movie dialog by heart because I have you read Rhett's People yet?

LV

I regret to say, I have never seen this movie or read the book. Why I do not know.

bj

The movie was released in Dec. of 1939..I was just turning 2. It was several years later that I was old enuf to enjoy the movie and then...I've lost count of how many times I've seen it. It is, by far, the most magnificent movie ever made. When I was really little, I wanted to BE Vivian Leigh. I still think she was one of the most beautiful women ever. She was always my hero. :)
I've never attempted to read the book...I am not that much of a reader but...now, I wish I had the movie...I'd be watching it tonight. :))
xoxo bj

Sarah @ Modern Country Style

I've never seen this film ...and now I'm seeing how much I've missed out on. Quite apart from anything else...I WANT THAT STAIRCASE!! So gorgeous!!

Sarahx

LaVerne

It's a great movie...I saw it first when I was in junior high school... since then i've read it twice...I need to see it again...I love the turnip scene..."I'll never be hungry again..." Thanks for stopping by on Pink Saturday.

Birgit

Hi there,

Thanks for having left a comment on my blog for Pink Saturday a while ago. Maybe you want to check out my Oktoberfest giveaway (still open until October 2nd). It would be nice to welcome you back to my blog.

I definitely have to watch "Gone With The Wind" soon again. I also plan to re-read the novel (this time in English).

Greetings from Munich, Germany,
Birgit

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