Who'd have thought it?

Categories: uncategorized

Tags: television, films, Gone With the Wind

Date: 07 June 2005 19:06:49

For about a year and a half, we've been members of an internet dvd rental company. It's been a great chance to catch up on some TV series, to check out new releases before buying them, and discovering some fantastic films that we wouldn't have usually bothered with. It's also thrown up some complete stinkers.

Something I discovered early on, and continue to find is that a lot of 'classics' really aren't all they are cracked up to be. 'Casablanca' was dull, as was 'Citizen Kane'. We decided we had better things to do than sit through more than the first 20 minutes of 'To Kill a Mockingbird', and I wish I hadn't sat through 'The Godfather'.

So it was against my better judgement, and more out of wanting to put off the washing-up that I decided that I had the requisite spare 4 hours needed to watch 'Gone With The Wind'. It was fantastic. It had it all, the saga, the rags-to-riches, pretty dresses, bloody murder, infidelity and the rest and to top it all a pretty miserable end. Maybe you wouldn't like it - it is very long, reasonably complex, pretty tame and fairly slow paced. You may even hate it, and blame me for suggesting that it was worth a look. Sorry if this reposte is obvious, but frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.