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We’re in that time of the year – TCM is showing winners from previous years, there are “commercials” on TV promoting the various Best Picture nominees.  I thought this would be a good time to resurrect some of the most famous and notable movie quotes.  However, to keep my blog entertaining to my younger readers I’ve decided to include 5 from more recent movies and 5 from the old classics (from which I could easily pull 20)! 

  1. “Lawzy, we got to get a doctor, I don’t know nuthin’ ’bout birthing no babies Miss Scarlett  – Gone With The Wind
  2. “A martini, shaken, not stirred” – Goldfinger
  3. “Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here!  This is the War Room” – Dr. Strangelove
  4. “Why don’t you come up sometime  and see me”? – She Done Him Wrong
  5. “I am big!  It’s the pictures that got small” – Sunset Boulevard
  6. You’re gonna need a bigger boat” – Jaws
  7. “Show me the money” – Jerry McGuire
  8. “May the Force be with you” – Star Wars
  9. I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse” – The Godfather
  10. Houston, we have a problem” – Apollo 13

I just love movies and as I was researching for these quotes, I read so many that brought me back to those great movies.  So many that I may just do this again next Thursday, stay tuned


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Gone With The Wind

GONE WITH THE WIND , written by Margaret Mitchell, was published in 1936.  Ms. Mitchell received a Pulitzer Prize for her novel in 1937.  In 1939, David O. Selznick produced the historical epic film by the same name.  The screenplay was adapted by Sidney Howard and directed by Victor  Fleming and from that moment on, a romantic legend was born.  75 years later woman of all ages will tell you it is one of their favorite movies.

Gone With The Wind doesn’t exactly have a cult following;  I don’t think there are groups of people who gather around the world to attend Gone With The Wind conventions, people don’t dress up to go to the movie theater to see it and for that matter, I wonder when it was actually run in a movie theater.

Fortunately the movie is so compelling and holds a timeless and powerful appeal that it has been re-released several times since 1939, thereby creating an ever-increasing fan base.  In fact, it has been re-released in the USA eight times, the last one being 1998.  I’m sure we will have the opportunity before the year is out to see it again on the big screen, at least I hope so.

Growing up, I read the book twice and it fed my pre-teen notions of romance and the old South and the illusion that a Rhett Butler would someday come along, the rascal that he was!  Maybe this is where the attraction to bad boys originated in myself and so many other women.

There are famous movie quotes from every genre of popular movie and in this blog I have listed many from time to time in my Thursday’s Top Ten List.  Here are some memorable lines from the great Gone With The Wind.

  1. Rhett:  “I’m very drunk and I intend on getting still drunker before the evening’s over“.
  2. Scarlett:  “Fiddle-dee-dee”.
  3. Gerald O’Hara: ” It will come to you, this love of the land.  There’s no gettin’ away from it if you’re Irish”.
  4. Rhett: ” No, I don’t think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly”.
  5. Mammy: ” It ain’t fittin’…it ain’t fittin’.  It jes ain’t fittin’…it ain’t fittin”.
  6. Scarlett: “As God is my witness, as God is my witness they’re not going to lick me. I’m going to live through this and when it’s all over, I’ll never be hungry again”. 
  7. Prissy: “Lawzy, we got to have a doctor. I don’t know nothin’ ’bout birthin’ babies”.
  8. Dr. Meade: ” Good heavens, woman! This is a war, not a garden party! “
  9. Rhett: Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn“.
  10. Scarlett:  “I can’t think about that right now. If I do, I’ll go crazy. I’ll think about that tomorrow”.

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