I’m so sorry it took me over a week to get to this (thanks to a mountain of schoolwork)! I probably won’t make sense answering this since my mind is all numbers right now, haha, but I always thought he left largely because secretly he felt guilty, just in general. I think part of it was for Scarlett’s respect, but also maybe because the Confederates all thought he was so brave with the blockade running while he was really only doing it selfishly. At the point he leaves, some tiny shred of southern pride was awakened in him, and he felt that to live with himself and the accolades of those fools he had basically been hoodwinking all along he had to do some honest fighting, in Georgia’s last stand. That’s just my opinion, though. Others are welcome, of course!
I don’t have one, sorry! But can anyone else help our anon out?
Wonderful! What an amazing experience that will be for those who can attend. Thanks for sharing!
Great balls of fire indeed! I’m sorry, anon =( You should invest in GWTW on DVD or Bluray, if you can!
Gone With the Wind is on TCM this evening, beginning at 10:30 PM EST.
I’m sorry for the lack of posting lately, but school has gotten quite hectic and I’ve not had spare time for gif-making. I’m trying to find lovely reblogs when I can, but hopefully after this week I can set aside some time and refill the queue. Any suggestions, ideas or requests would be appreciated, as well.
I will most likely not be liveblogging tomorrow because I need to study for two tests, but we’ll see.
I have noticed that myself, but I don’t think anyone else has mentioned it here. I actually forgot about it until I re-read the book last summer. It is a change that you wonder about though - it’s a pretty small detail to mess with. I suppose the filmmakers just wanted to emphasize Melanie’s goodness and self-sacrificing nature even more, because, like you mentioned, the book has parts that just can’t be translated to film and so little additions have to be made to make up for lost information. It’s always interesting to see how it’s done and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. Personally, I still think GWTW is one of the best film adaptations of a book, even with the little changes =)
If anyone feels like catching GWTW on television, TCM will be playing it on Friday, February 17th at 10:30 PM EST. Liveblogging may ensue.
Aww thank you =)
Thank you so much!
You’re quite welcome! I don’t mind, but I would recommend you maybe choose/edit your own caps or photos sometimes, as it just makes your posts that much more original, and in my experience people like originality =)