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The Greatest Film Ever Made !
Posted by: RichmondFFV ()
Date: March 30, 2008 06:24PM

Ever.


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Re: The Greatest Film Ever Made !
Posted by: WashingToneLocian ()
Date: March 31, 2008 09:55AM

RichmondFFV Wrote:
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> Ever.
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Ha! Gone with the Wind. It was the Greatest Film Ever because it was made by a Northern Jew...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_O._Selznick

...and starred a Brit...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivien_Leigh


....and a Yankee...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clark_Gable


If it had been made by Southerners, starring Southerners, it would have been an unwatchable piece of shit.

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Re: The Greatest Film Ever Made !
Posted by: Jester ()
Date: March 31, 2008 12:38PM

Still waiting for Meade to post how great Beta and VHS formats are for movies.

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Re: The Greatest Film Ever Made !
Posted by: Welcome to Meade's America ()
Date: March 31, 2008 04:27PM

Mammy

SLAVES

WhIpPiNg Of A SlAvE


Ah! The "Good Ol' Days"

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Re: The Greatest Film Ever Made !
Posted by: Toby Keith ()
Date: March 31, 2008 05:01PM

WashingToneLocian Wrote:
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> If it had been made by Southerners, starring
> Southerners, it would have been an unwatchable
> piece of shit.


It would look a little somethin' like this....


redneck

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Re: The Greatest Film Ever Made !
Posted by: RichmondBlueBlood ()
Date: March 31, 2008 07:34PM

The book (which is often hailed superior to the film) was written by a Southerner!

http://gwtw.org/margaretmitchell.html

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Re: The Greatest Film Ever Made !
Posted by: SouthernSupreme ()
Date: March 31, 2008 07:39PM

WashingToneLocian Wrote:
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> RichmondFFV Wrote:
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> > Ever.
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> >
>
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> Ha! Gone with the Wind. It was the Greatest Film
> Ever because it was made by a Northern Jew...
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_O._Selznick
>
> ...and starred a Brit...
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivien_Leigh
>
>
> ....and a Yankee...
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clark_Gable
>
>
> If it had been made by Southerners, starring
> Southerners, it would have been an unwatchable
> piece of shit.

India Wilkes was played by Alicia Rhett of Charleston, SC

Sue Ellen O'Hara was played by Eveyln Keyes of Atlanta, GA

Brett Tarleton was played by Fred Crane of New Orleans, LA


So you were saying it didn't star Southerners?


The book itself was written by Margaret Mitchell- a Southerner.

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Re: The Greatest Film Ever Made !
Posted by: WashingToneLocian ()
Date: April 01, 2008 10:21AM

SouthernSupreme Wrote:
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> India Wilkes was played by Alicia Rhett of
> Charleston, SC
>
> Sue Ellen O'Hara was played by Eveyln Keyes of
> Atlanta, GA
>
> Brett Tarleton was played by Fred Crane of New
> Orleans, LA
>
>
> So you were saying it didn't star Southerners?
>
>
> The book itself was written by Margaret Mitchell-
> a Southerner.

That's exactly right. When I think of the STARS of Gone with the Wind, I think of Fred Crane and Alicia Rhett.

I'm sure the Best Boy was probably from the South as well.

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Re: The Greatest Film Ever Made !
Posted by: SouthernSupreme ()
Date: April 01, 2008 06:36PM

WashingToneLocian Wrote:
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> SouthernSupreme Wrote:
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> -----
>
> >
> > India Wilkes was played by Alicia Rhett of
> > Charleston, SC
> >
> > Sue Ellen O'Hara was played by Eveyln Keyes of
> > Atlanta, GA
> >
> > Brett Tarleton was played by Fred Crane of New
> > Orleans, LA
> >
> >
> > So you were saying it didn't star Southerners?
> >
> >
> > The book itself was written by Margaret
> Mitchell-
> > a Southerner.
>
> That's exactly right. When I think of the STARS of
> Gone with the Wind, I think of Fred Crane and
> Alicia Rhett.
>
> I'm sure the Best Boy was probably from the South
> as well.


I think you missed my point. If it weren't for Southern writer Margaret Mitchell- there would have been no book Gone With The Wind, therefor, no film either.

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Re: The Greatest Film Ever Made !
Posted by: ferfux ()
Date: April 03, 2008 01:42PM

No, the greatest film ever made starred tommy Lee and Pam anderson. Not sure if either of them are southern tho

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Re: The Greatest Film Ever Made !
Posted by: Tastes like Vomit ()
Date: April 03, 2008 02:38PM

Pam and Tommy

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Re: The Greatest Film Ever Made !
Posted by: Vince(1) ()
Date: April 04, 2008 07:15AM

Gone With the Wind was nothing more then a soap opera before soap operas existed. It was a lousy historical movie. The best movie ever made is one that probably all of us have watched multiple times and all know the at least 2 songs from and 2 lines....The Wizard of Oz!

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Re: The Greatest Film Ever Made !
Posted by: ferfux ()
Date: April 04, 2008 10:10AM

Vince(1) Wrote:
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> Gone With the Wind was nothing more then a soap
> opera before soap operas existed. It was a lousy
> historical movie. The best movie ever made is one
> that probably all of us have watched multiple
> times and all know the at least 2 songs from and 2
> lines....The Wizard of Oz!


I only watch the Wizard of Oz at thanksgiving or christmass time with the sound turned down and Dark Side of the moon synced up.

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Re: The Greatest Film Ever Made !
Posted by: Vince(1) ()
Date: April 04, 2008 12:08PM

does that really work? and at what point in the movie do you turn the dark side on? By the way...this supports my point..Oz even has a cult following.

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Re: The Greatest Film Ever Made !
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: April 04, 2008 12:30PM

Me and some friends did that like ten years ago, and yes, there are some weird audio/visual timing coincidences between the album and the movie. I can also attest that it's sort of a waste of time- it's not anything you'll find too interesting. I forget the exact timing sequence for queueing up the movie with the album, but I think you had to start the album when the MGM lion roared before the film started, something like that.


I heard if you play Meade Skelton's last album while watching Deliverance, the coincidences are amazing.

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Re: The Greatest Film Ever Made !
Posted by: Vince(1) ()
Date: April 04, 2008 12:37PM

ok...I'll take your advice on it being a waste of time

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Re: The Greatest Film Ever Made !
Posted by: WashingToneLocian ()
Date: April 04, 2008 02:14PM

Vince(1) Wrote:
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> ok...I'll take your advice on it being a waste of
> time


It's on YouTube. Here is the first part. See for yourself...


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Re: The Greatest Film Ever Made !
Posted by: Vince(1) ()
Date: April 04, 2008 07:24PM

thanks...my curiousity has been satisfied. I guess if I had some pot or lsd I might appreciate it more. But alas, those days seem to be behind me.

But I still say..the Oz kicks Wind ass!

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Re: The Greatest Film Ever Made !
Posted by: NOTASOAP ()
Date: April 05, 2008 01:08AM

GWTW was NOT a Soap Opera! I hate soap operas, so how could it be? GWTW is deeper on many levels. Only an ignorant person would call it a Soap. Altough in the 2nd half- it does get soapier. But its more an Epic Novel turned into an Epic film .

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Re: The Greatest Film Ever Made !
Posted by: Wizard of OZSUCKS ()
Date: April 05, 2008 01:10AM

Now- talk about Soap Operas. IF anything the Wizard of Oz. Plus Judy Garland can't sing worth sh-t

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Re: The Greatest Film Ever Made !
Posted by: GWTW FAN ()
Date: April 05, 2008 01:22AM

NOTASOAP Wrote:
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> GWTW was NOT a Soap Opera! I hate soap operas, so
> how could it be? GWTW is deeper on many levels.
> Only an ignorant person would call it a Soap.
> Altough in the 2nd half- it does get soapier. But
> its more an Epic Novel turned into an Epic film .


I know I agree! GWTW may be more approporaitely called a Civil War Mellodrama at worst, but its definitely NOT a Soap Opera. This is my dad's favorite film and he is defintely not a fan of Soap Operas.

Anyone who calls this film that, its obviously missing the subtext and the many layers of the film/book its so deep actualy there are several stories within a story

Not to mention in the movie- there are so much. There's Drama, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Romance, and Suspence- all in one film!

Soap Opera my ass!

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Re: The Greatest Film Ever Made !
Posted by: WashingToneLocian ()
Date: April 05, 2008 10:01AM

Gone with the Wind was actually a revolutionary film the year it was released. If you compare it to similar films at the time, you never saw a full-color film with outdoor cinematography on that scale. It is harder to appreciate it now because we have had decades of movies that copied its formula. But from a technical achievement standpoint, Gone with the Wind was the Star Wars, Matrix, 300 of its day.

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Re: The Greatest Film Ever Made !
Posted by: ferfux ()
Date: April 05, 2008 10:09AM

WashingToneLocian Wrote:
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> Gone with the Wind was actually a revolutionary
> film the year it was released. If you compare it
> to similar films at the time, you never saw a
> full-color film with outdoor cinematography on
> that scale. It is harder to appreciate it now
> because we have had decades of movies that copied
> its formula. But from a technical achievement
> standpoint, Gone with the Wind was the Star Wars,
> Matrix, 300 of its day.


Maybe if CHewbaca, Agent smith and Sparticus were IN gone with the wind it would be a watchable Movie.

Agent Smith replicates Rhett Butler and attacks Scarlett

"Good evening Ms SCARR-let."

Chewbacca rips head off agent smith Clone

"Raaaarrraaarrrrr"

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Re: The Greatest Film Ever Made !
Posted by: Scarlett 300 ()
Date: April 05, 2008 12:57PM

This...is...TARA!!!!

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Re: The Greatest Film Ever Made !
Posted by: GWTW FAN ()
Date: April 05, 2008 01:20PM

Like i said, people want to label GWTW as a mere MeloDrama/Romance film, and its simply so much more.

There are layers and layers of the book/film- the symbolism and such , We studied the film in my course at college, and I always loved it, but was amazed at how much more there is to this story than just Rhett and Scarlett.

I think mostly some Northerners dont like GWTW because they're not portrayed in that lie of wonderful abolitionists who were all about "freeing slaves". GWTW is actually far more historically accurate to what really happened.

I also learned that Margaret Mitchell was no fly-by-night novelist but did pain staking research of what went on in Atlanta before and after the war- true accounts, how people lived, what the looked like, and based all her characters on that. Also some characters were based on her own family

Her grandmother lived on a plantation outside of Atlanta and was the daughter of an Irish Catholic father and French mother- just like Scarlett.

Rhett Butler was presumably her first husband...

Okay, well if peopel dont want to appreciate great art like Gone With The wind, thats their loss.

I saw it on the big screen in 1998 and it was mesmorizing!

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Re: The Greatest Film Ever Made !
Posted by: Radiophile ()
Date: April 05, 2008 03:07PM

The Wizard of Oz and Sark Side is explained right here...
http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mdarkside.html

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Re: The Greatest Film Ever Made !
Posted by: Blutto ()
Date: April 06, 2008 09:55AM

Greatest ever was Animal House not STFU

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Re: The Greatest Film Ever Made !
Posted by: FUNdamental ()
Date: April 06, 2008 10:21AM

Radiophile Wrote:
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> The Wizard of Oz and Sark Side is explained right
> here...
> http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mdarkside.html

It is kinda spooky to see Dorothy walking on the top rail of the fence with her arms stretched out while the band sings "Balanced on the biggest wave..." Also, listen to the band to sing "work, work is done" and see what happens on the screen.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmCfvcfHwKA

It is well documented several members of the band Pink Floyd have or had mental oddities; like being idiot savants. An obsession with a movie, self actualized or not, is not out of the question for these types.

Also, Allan Parsons, the producer that claims no knowledge of the sync, also was heavily involved in the audio recording of the Beetles "Abbey Road," an album that had several "inside jokes" hidden in its tracks.

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