1/10 Movies -> Gone With The Wind”…there’s one thing I do know, and that is that I love you, Scarlett. In spite of you, and me, and the whole silly world going to pieces around us, I love you… ’
“Sometimes you have a vehicle that is so great, nothing is going to destroy it. Even though the story editor at Selznick international told Mr. Selznick that it [Gone with the Wind] was nothing but a sentimental piece of tripe. And one of the other men in the studio, one of David’s very close friends, said ‘It’s only the story of a bitch and a bastard. Nobody’s going to be interested in people like that.’ It was great, simply because there was a bitch and there was a bastard. And they were fascinating people, and they were strong, and determined. And you cared about what was going to happen to them.”
Day 9: Favorite female character in a drama - Scarlett O’Hara
“Oh, Ashley, when will you stop seeing both sides of questions? No one ever gets anywhere seeing both sides.”
(ignore the minor bruising).
“ah life they have cheated you” - a line from Marilyn Monroe’s poetry. The bow is from 1939’s “Gone with the Wind” and is worn by Vivien Leigh’s Scarlett O’Hara.
Both of these woman have meant so much to me in my life. In many ways, they raised me. Marilyn and Vivien’s Scarlett were my solace. Their kind words healed me. I found refuge in their works.
Too, I’m majoring in both film and literature. This tattoo commemorates both my love for Old Hollywood and literature.
Life is beautiful and tragic, one can be hardened by it and vulnerable to it at the same time (just as Marilyn, just as Scarlett, just as me) and that is the constant reminder to hold on.
“If there’s one thing in the world that gives me more amusement than anything else,” he remarked, it’s the sight of your mental struggles when a matter of principle is laid up against something practical like money. Of course, I know the practical in you will always win, but I keep hanging around to see if your better nature won’t triumph some day. And when that day comes I shall pack my bags and leave Atlanta forever. There are too many women whose better natures are always triumphing…”
Challenge Favourite Female Characters
4) Scarlett O’Hara
“I wanted to play Scarlett O’hara from the first time I read the book. That was in London when I was appearing in a flop play. I fell in love with the novel and gave the rest of the cast copies of the book as opening night presents. I told them, ‘If I ever go to Hollywood, it will be to play Gone with the Wind.’ They all laughed and said I was crazy.”