Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Movie night

This evening I was walking Wish around the neighborhood, and we strolled past a group of kids batting around a balloon, trying to keep it in the air. It lifted momentarily out of their reach, and one howled, "Gone with the wind!"

I was tickled by this, because all day, I have been looking forward to my evening plan. You'll see how it connects in a moment.

You may remember how I enjoyed reading Gone With the Wind this summer - and when I expressed that, some of you insisted that I must watch the film adaptation. (How nice that such an activity would also support #97 See five classic movies on my 101 in 1,001 list!) Awhile back, I was browsing upcoming classic movies, and I found a quite rare "Gone With the Wind" TV showing on TCM. Last night, the DVR successfully recorded it!

I've made a pan of macaroni and cheese, and tonight, I'm going to sit down under a quilt and watch all four hours of "Gone With the Wind."

Also, this happened today:

Anyway, have you see the movie and/or read the book, and how do they compare? And do you have a favorite classic movie? I need to branch out in this category, because to me, a really beloved classic movie is something like Rookie of the Year. Help me, Reader!


  1. I love classic movies! Definitely put Casablanca and Singin' in the Rain on your list - two of my very, very favorite films. Enjoy Gone With the Wind!

    1. Ahh! I think they were just discussing "Singin' in the Rain" on "Pop Culture Happy Hour" this week, if I remember correctly. Adding both to my list!

  2. Sound of Music and then you can watch the current version and compare them, Katherine Hepburn's Guess who's coming to dinner.