Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sun Alert!

Attention ladies and gentleman: Do not be alarmed. That strange cast of light is none other than the sun! YAY!

And we need every ray of it that we can get this morning – it’s only 36. BRRRR. I actually had to put a coat on again. Luckily, I don’t think I’ll need it this afternoon as we’re allegedly headed for the 60s. Here’s hoping.

Last night, the mother had cooked a roast. I could smell it before I even opened the door. But I had to bypass it to run across town and pick up a few things, chiefly my allergy meds. I was hurrying because Gone With the Wind was on at 7. Well, I’ve seen this movie plenty of times, so I knew I had at least 10 minutes past start time before the actual movie got rolling. (It was on TCM and they show it complete with entry music and all the opening credits. Love it!)

This is among my favorite movies. And it’s my favorite Clark Gable movie.

Love that guy. He was a nice looking guy but his appeal wasn’t just that.

To me anyway, he had a presence that not a lot of actors before or since have ever had. (Am also particularly fond of It Happened One Night, and Mutiny on the Bounty, versus a particularly wicked Charles Laughton as Capt. Bligh, A really young Gable, sans mustache, is particularly hot as Mr. Christian.)

Except for getting stuck in line in my hurry to get home, it was a good night all around. Smells of good food wafting through the house, enjoying a good meal and goofily offering up our favorite lines from the movie.

It was the perfect way to end what had been quite the gray day.


Liz said...

Ah, Gone with the Wind. Best. Movie. Ever! Sounds like the perfect night in - making me think it's time to settle in for 4 hours with Scarlet!

Kay said...

So what are your favorite lines? Here's mine:

"I don't know nothin' about birthin' no baby! I don't know huccome I tell sech a lie!"

Mama Martha said...

Clark Gable as Rhett Butler was an early love of mine. My current is Rob Pattinson as Edward Cullen in Twilight. If only he were just a little bit older...

plumbelieve said...

Ah...Clark Gable. Why Scarlett would prefer sissy boy Ashley is beyond me. She should just accept her kiss from a man that knows how.

I agree that this is a timeless movie about the frailties and strengths of human nature.

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