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Gone With the Wind

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LoveHistory
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Post by LoveHistory » Wed February 16th, 2011, 6:39 pm

We could do what has been done in my family for years...cast the remake.

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Post by wendy » Thu February 17th, 2011, 1:00 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]I have the Alexandra Ripley one on my TBR pile.[/quote]

My personal opinion - leave it on the shelf. Very disappointing after the original classic.
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Post by Vanessa » Thu February 17th, 2011, 4:27 pm

Oh dear, is it that bad!
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Post by LoobyG » Thu February 17th, 2011, 5:49 pm

I tried Rhett Butler's People and gave it away after reading the first chapter, really bad, baddity bad! I'll have to look up Scarlett's Rules too, thanks Michy! :D

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Post by wendy » Fri February 18th, 2011, 5:44 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]Oh dear, is it that bad![/quote]

In my humble opinion I'm afraid it is. Sorry.
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Post by Ash » Wed March 30th, 2011, 12:14 pm

A Piece of 'Gone With the Wind' Isn't Gone After All

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/30/books ... &emc=tha28

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Post by LoveHistory » Wed March 30th, 2011, 3:08 pm

Very cool news, Ash. Thanks for sharing it.

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Post by Ludmilla » Wed March 30th, 2011, 4:18 pm

I'm glad the editor persuaded her to switch the name from Pansy to Scarlett. Pansy, the name, is just so literally antithetical to the personality and image we have of Scarlett (unless she was going for irony there).

I also think "Gone with the Wind" is the best title choice. "Tomorrow is Another Day" isn't bad, as it is repeated several times throughout the story (gone with the wind is actually repeated a few times too ), but I would not have liked "Tote the Weary Load".

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Post by Michy » Wed March 30th, 2011, 4:59 pm

I had heard these bits and pieces before -- about the way the book was written, stuffed in envelopes that were stuffed all over her house, etc. I also believe that the opening chapter was the last part she wrote -- either immediately before submitting it to the publisher or immediately after. I've also read that she got cold feet and tried to get the manuscript back, but of course the publisher wouldn't give it back. Lucky for us. :)

[quote=""Ludmilla""](gone with the wind is actually repeated a few times too ), but I would not have liked "Tote the Weary Load".[/quote] I only remember it one time -- when Scarlett returns to Tara and sees the destruction, Mitchell wrote something along the lines of, "the old life was gone with the wind that blew over Tara...."

Where else have you come across the phrase "gone with the wind?" This just emphasizes to me that it's time for me to re-read the book. :)

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Post by Ludmilla » Wed March 30th, 2011, 5:14 pm

[quote=""Michy""] I only remember it one time -- when Scarlett returns to Tara and sees the destruction, Mitchell wrote something along the lines of, "the old life was gone with the wind that blew over Tara...."

Where else have you come across the phrase "gone with the wind?" [/quote]

Michy, you have a good memory if you remember that and it's been awhile since your last reading. It only struck me because I just finished reading it over last weekend, and I thought I saw it twice (but I can't always trust my memory about these things).

I'll do a word find when I can access the epub edition I have on my home computer and post back.

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