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Old 11-22-2012, 09:00 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Yes.
I loved the book and I like the movie.

I don't remember Scarlett as blond though...which page, prof?


Also--one thing I loved about the book was how well Mitchell describes the landscape of the Piedmont. She paints a very pretty picture of South Metro Atlanta.
I thought I remembered a reference to her blonde hair and green eyes, but the only specific reference to her looks I find on the first pages is her 'milky white skin'. I stand corrected.
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:03 AM
 
Location: midtown mile area, Atlanta GA
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Have anyone seen it yet? It's on AMC right now. I love it.

Gone with the Wind (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Next time you're in Atlanta you could stop by the Margaret Mitchell House where she wrote most of the book. It's next door to the Federal Reserve at 10th and Peachtree Street.
If you're looking for Atlanta Civil War history, you might want to stop by the Atlanta History Center in Buckhead.
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:31 PM
 
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Yes, I'm pretty sure the black community hates GWTW. But it is a cinematic masterpiece.

Another would be D W Griffith's "Birth of a Nation" which has an even more disturbing theme.

And Bing Crosby in Holiday Inn




What I think is sad is that the old "Amos and Andy" TV show is more or less banned. I mean that show had actual black actors in lead roles. I've only seen snippets of it but of what I've seen, it was genuinely funny.

Oh well. Guess the trick is how to accept the past...warts and all...without censoring it?
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:35 PM
 
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Next time you're in Atlanta you could stop by the Margaret Mitchell House where she wrote most of the book. It's next door to the Federal Reserve at 10th and Peachtree Street
There were two attempts to burn it down. I think then Atlanta Mayor Young wasn't interested in saving it. It was privately developed with money coming from of all companies Mercedes Benz.
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Columbus,Georgia
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Me being black,I wasn't bother by G.W.T.W. That was the american lifestyle,however the movie didn't show blacks being bad in any kind of way.
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:26 PM
 
Location: midtown mile area, Atlanta GA
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There were two attempts to burn it down. I think then Atlanta Mayor Young wasn't interested in saving it. It was privately developed with money coming from of all companies Mercedes Benz.
Young was not the mayor then, Shirley was. If I remember correctly, Young was involved with the tearing down of the Carniege libary.
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Columbus,Georgia
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The National Civil War Naval Museum (the only one in the country),in Columbus has every vessels, uniforms, equipment and weapon,that was used in the Civil War.

http://portcolumbus.org/


Port Columbus Chow Line ver 1.wmv - YouTube

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Old 11-22-2012, 02:52 PM
 
Location: North Fulton
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I like history, but this movie. Pass.

For those really into GWTW, go see the Tara Museum in Jonesboro. I haven't been, but it is one of the top tourist attractions in Georgia.
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:07 PM
 
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Young was not the mayor then, Shirley was. If I remember correctly, Young was involved with the tearing down of the Carniege libary.
I did some checking.

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At 4:59 a.m. on the morning of May 12, 1996, the Atlanta Fire Department responded to a call at 1069 McMillian St., a few blocks off Northside Drive. The fire, some speculate, was set as a diversion because 20 minutes later, firefighters were dispatched to the corner of 10th and Peachtree streets. The Margaret Mitchell House was burning again -- just 40 days shy of its renovation being complete. A similar blaze had erupted in 1994. Both were ignited by flammable liquids poured on an upper floor of the house.
So the two fires happened during the Bill Campbell era.

The old Carnegie Library was torn down in 1977 so that would be Maynard Jackson as mayor.



Wish they kept it. Classy looking building. Would have looked nice as an academic building for Georgia State U.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:29 PM
 
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Yes, I'm pretty sure the black community hates GWTW. But it is a cinematic masterpiece.

Another would be D W Griffith's "Birth of a Nation" which has an even more disturbing theme.

And Bing Crosby in Holiday Inn




What I think is sad is that the old "Amos and Andy" TV show is more or less banned. I mean that show had actual black actors in lead roles. I've only seen snippets of it but of what I've seen, it was genuinely funny.

Oh well. Guess the trick is how to accept the past...warts and all...without censoring it?
uggghhh, the scust!
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