Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Off The Mark Prediction

"Gone with the Wind is going to be the biggest flop in Hollywood history. I'm glad it'll be Clark Gable who's falling flat on his nose, not me."

Gary Cooper on his decision not to take the leading role of
what turned out to be one of the most popular films of all time.

OOPS...

(Incidentally, I watched this movie for the first time last month, so at least I finally know what it's all about. Have you seen it?)

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    1. Maybe one day you'll get to it. I wanted to finally see it just to say I've finally seen it :)

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    2. I am on a spooky movie gag right now.

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    3. I LOVE spooky movies! My hubby...not so much. But he'll watch for me. That's love :)

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  2. "Aerial flight is one of that class of problems with which man will never be able to cope. " --Simon Newcomb, Oct. 1903

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  3. Good grief, martha - you saw it for the first time last month? I saw it first when i was in university and was hooked as soon as those giant Lavender letters GONE WITH THE WIND scrolled across the screen. It really has to be seen on the big screen but i still watch it on TV whenever it is on.

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    1. Yup, I didn't see it until recently! But at least I got it in before I turn 50 :)

      I wasn't sure what to expect, but I admit that I did enjoy it. It was much better than I thought it would be. I'm usually not a fan of old movies because of the overly dramatic acting. My favourite character was 'Rhett Butler'. Clark Gable did a great job!

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  4. 4-5 times gosh....Gary Cooper I bet learned his lesson after that, no doubt...ask me how many times i watched the 10 commandments.....;0 you got to watch it, sweety, on a rainy Sunday sit back take the chips out or nachos and watch.....Great Entertainment

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    1. Well, I finally saw this movie, but I have watched The Ten Commandments multiple times. It is a favourite movie!

      Yup, Gary Cooper sure learned a lesson with this!

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  5. I've seen it a couple of times over the years. I even read the book when I was a teenager. I was pretty shocked by Margaret Mitchell's use of the "n-word" in it -- of course, none of that made it into the movie.

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    1. After seeing this move, I am curious to read the book. It'll be a lot more detailed, for sure. Yes, the use of that world by the author is quite shocking!

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  6. Yes, I have seen it a few times....usually it was on TV during christmas break.
    I REALLy likes Carol Burnett's version of it much better!!

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    1. Anything bey Carol Burnett is interesting! LOL... I watched that show regularly, and loved it.

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  7. interesting fact! I have seen it, even read the book! But it's been a long time. I loved it.

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  8. You just saw it for the first time last month, Martha??? Wow! I'm so glad that you finally saw it. I've have no clue how many times I've seen it, but I saw at first at 12 when Mom took just me with her to see it at the movie theatre in Sioux Lookout (1962). Have you read the book? Mom had me read it before she took me to see it in the theatre. It started slowly, but it was magnificent. I fell right in love with Ashley Wilkes. I was quite thrilled a few years later when I had a boyfriend named Ashley! Then I wised up and fell in love with Rhett Butler! What a story! Have a good one!

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    1. I finally got around to this movie. I'm usually not a fan of old films because of the exaggerated acting. Too much drama! But I figured I should watch it to finally say I watched it...and I really enjoyed it. Next stop...read the book. I did not like Ashley Wilkes. I thought he was a wuss. I preferred Rhett Butler who had a lot of character!

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    2. Ashley absolutely was a wuss, which I figured out when I matured a little. I'm sure he was a wuss in the bedroom, too, compared with Rhett! LOL!

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  9. Gone With The WInd? Are you kidding? Of course, I have seen it , I am Georgia Girl, YOU KNOW!!
    It's a great movie...I think they re-released it in the 70's here on the big screen and it was fabulous! I loved Clark Gable and hey, I got that English heart, so I also loved Vivian Leigh and Leslie Howard too! If you get the chance, read the book too I read it when I was in the 6th grade, and it was really something to read a book and know and understand all the place names that I was reading!
    Don't feel too bad for Gary Cooper, he made lots of good movies,"Pride of the Yankees" being one of my favorites!

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    1. Well, you certainly got to it a lot sooner than I did! I took forever. I'm hoping to get to the book one day, too. I bet it's even better. You are right, Gary Cooper did just fine. Although I'm sure he regretted this one!

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  10. Saw the movie and read the book!

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  11. "why miss Martha.....fiddle-dee-dee"
    I have only seen it about 100 times...and I cry my guts out EVERYTIME that sweet little Bonnie girl....well....for those who haven't seen it.....I won't spoil it!
    Love it!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Boonie girl...very sad! But you know what, I saw it coming. There was so much focus on her that I just knew it wasn't going to go well...

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