Wednesday, 28 July 2010

What to do on a rainy day in HK .... well, what about a 3 hours movie? then go for the legendary Gone with the wind

(White Colonial Dress- The first dress we see Scarlett in as the opening of film and the famous scene when she is standing overlooking the estate with her father)

Gone With The Wind (1939) is often considered the most beloved, enduring and popular film of all time. Sidney Howard's script was derived from Margaret Mitchell's first and only published, best-selling Civil War and Reconstruction Period novel of 1,037 pages that first appeared in 1936, but was mostly written in the late 1920s.

(Scarlett wears this dress while she reminiscing over a picture of Ashely that she hides in her vanity table and Rhett walks up behind her and catches her .)

Scarlett has been characterized as a heroic figure struggling and attempting to twist life to suit her own personal wishes in society. But after seeing the movie 6 times and reading the book 3 times ( yes, I did ), Scarlett appears to me as one of the first woman who actually dares speaking her mind , dares leading the rules of the game in her relationship...She provocates and does only what she thinks is the best for herself, chooses her husband and avoids all the good behaviours rules.

She is a free spirit even though she still follow some of the narrow minded old fashion rules... she agrees to wear old school corsets but would never forget fashion ... she created her own style, she follows her own trends and even when broke because of the war would find solutions to dress up properly as a real lady.

Green Curtain Dress is one of her most popular dresses throughout the movie. When Scarlett is out of money and needs gold to pay the taxes on her land she decides to go and ask Rhett for money, but she cant go in rags, so she decides to tear down her mothers curtains and make a new dress out of them.

Well, I am going to stop there , just in case you didn't read or see this masterpiece... just enjoy and don't forget a couple of tissues... just in case!

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