Tuesday, August 26, 2008

"But Scarlett, Honey..."

The opening lines of Gone with the Wind...

Brent Tarleton: "What do we care if we were expelled from college, Scarlett? The war is going to start any day now, so we’d have left college anyhow."

Scarlett O'Hara: "Fiddle-dee-dee. War, war, war. This war talk’s spoiling all the fun at every party this spring. I get so bored I could scream."

Vivien Leigh's first "fiddle-dee-dee." And it's given in response to actor Fred Crane's line.

Mr. Crane died this past Thursday of complications from diabetes.

He was the last male actor left with a credited role in the film. But he and his fellow Tarleton Twin George "Superman" Reeves will live forever. On the steps of Tara.




P.S. I don't know about what things are like where you live, but in the South, we're required to watch Gone with the Wind at LEAST once a month.

I try to watch it once a week.

Just to bring out my inner-Scarlett.

As Tina Fey said about Hilary Clinton...

"Yeah, she is a bitch.
Bitches get stuff done!"

3 comments:

Leisha Camden said...

Oh, that's so sad! :-( Gone with the Wind is my favorite movie ever. I've seen it a dozen times at least. Best movie ever. Thanks for sharing this, I probably wouldn't have heard.

Ron said...

not to nit pick, but I think between that exchange Stuart says "War. Isn't it exciting? These fool yankees actually want a war" :)

That stinks. He and his wife bought an old bed and breakfast a few years ago outside Atlanta and named it Tarleton Oaks. I don't think it did too well but I walways wanted to go.

So, who is left, Olivia De Haviland and Cammie King?

Joie Mayfield said...

I've...never...seen it...