I just got home from watching Gone With the Wind on one of those great huge old movie theatres, the Senator Theatre in Baltimore. I hadn’t seen the movie since I was a young teenager, and had forgotten most of it, except the memorable lines. I am not sure that the film aged well, and was certainly not the least bit politically correct. In 2012, it will be 75 years since GWTW was filmed.
Of course, the costumes were fabulous, but I couldn’t help but thinking about how difficult, and hot, it would have been to lug those long dresses around, with the huge hoops and numerous crinolines. Vivien Leigh is just stunning, but I wasn’t wild about Clark Gable. And there certainly wasn’t lots of great interior decoration to be seen in the film, even after Rhett and Scarlett move into their mansion.
Have you seen Gone With the Wind recently? What do you think?