08 January 2008

Movie Classics

I may have mentioned previously that my dear mum got Eric and I some great books about New Zealand for Christmas. She also bought me Gone With the Wind and To Kill a Mockingbird because I had never read either. In fact, I haven't even seen Gone With the Wind.

Make that hadn't. Tonight I watched the whole thing. And I loved it. I adored it. I finally understand the fascination with the whole thing. And I watched it with subtitles so I could finally understand what the heck those people were saying! Most importantly, I finally understand the obsession with Clark Gable, who plays Rhett Butler, of course. My oh my! He is amazing! Why didn't he get the Academy Award for Best Actor that year? Is it because he swore?

He really had the best lines. I mean really, I hope to quote this one as often as possible:
...you need kissing badly. That's what's wrong with you. You should be kissed, and often, and by someone who knows how.
I think that might be one of my favorite movie quotes of all time, and I fully intend to put it on my Facebook profile.

Meanwhile, I will continue reading the book and perhaps will have finished it by the time we leave in 33 days.


TheMoncurs said...

I LOVE Gone With the Wind! I've been meaning to read the book for years but just haven't gotten myself to do it yet (shame). And I'm not so secretly in love with Clark Gable. He's fantastic!

Jaime from T-Hall said...

OH YAY! I'm so glad you finally understand! The firs time I read the book, I finished it in 2 weeks. That's pretty good for it's length!

Did you know that Clark Gable had severe halitosis? YUCK!

Janssen said...

I LOVE the book, the movie, and Clark Gable. Hooray for Rhett Butler!