Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
Gone With the Wind and I have a bit of a spotty history. After my first viewing of Casablanca I was rabidly eating up all the classics I hadn’t seen. I saw Doctor Zhivago fairly closely to my viewing of Gone With The Wind and greatly preferred Zhivago.
Despite the undeniable beauty of GWTW I just found it impossible to care for the characters, each one a scumbag of varying degrees. Hattie McDaniel’s Mammy and Butterfly McQueen’s Prissy are the only characters I could give a shit about while watching this movie. It’s possible that I need to revisit it, since I was a teenager when I last saw the movie in its entirety… but like I mentioned above it’s not that my attention span was short as I’d just loved the just as epic love story Doctor Zhivago.
The trouble I had then was connecting to the leads, both Rhett and Scarlett, and emotionally investing in them at all, which is kind of crucial in a movie pushing 4 hours in length.
All that said, I don’t deny the iconic nature of the movie, the gorgeousness of the photography or the epic scope of the story… I just wish I could connect to it a little more. Maybe I will when I give it another watch on Blu-Ray.
Today’s picture has Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable and director Victor Fleming (who was brought in after George Cukor had been filming for three weeks) sitting around inbetween takes. Fleming is the guy with the glasses.
Once again thanks to Pat Barnett for the cool image! Click to embiggen!
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Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic is gonna hit you upside the head with a chicken!!