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Subject: How Many Have read Gone with the Wind
Date Posted: 8/9/2010 9:06 PM ET
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How many people out there have read GWTW. Myself in about a 30 year span have read it about 3 times.

I've seen the movie plus own it about 6 or more times over the same time period..  What are you opinions

on both  movie and book?


Mary R

Subject: I read it years ago
Date Posted: 8/9/2010 9:33 PM ET
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I read it back in the 70's when I was in jr.high school. First book I fell in love with. I have the Hardcopy of GWTW, and also Gone With The Wind that is written in German, and is the 1st book off the printing press of the 8th Edition. On the page pass the introduction page, it clearly states First Book in German. Translated the words using the online translate software.

Date Posted: 8/9/2010 9:37 PM ET
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seen the movie about a dozen times, read the book for the first time last summer.  love them both.

Date Posted: 8/9/2010 9:44 PM ET
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I remember I read the book in 10th grade, for a book report due in a week.  The teacher didn't believe that I would be able to read it in that timespan.  I did, and got an A on it.  She tried to trip me up too, by asking questions that only someone who read the book would know. 

I love the movie too, but haven't seen it in a long time.  

Date Posted: 8/9/2010 9:52 PM ET
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I read it about 10 years ago and loved it.  The follow up book was not all that great though.

I can't remember ever seeing the entire movie. 

Date Posted: 8/9/2010 11:13 PM ET
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Loved the book, love the movie.

It's one of the few movies I watch over and over again.

Date Posted: 8/10/2010 12:00 AM ET
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I read it last year.  It was awesome.  While I love the movie, the book was SO much better.

Subject: Scarlett
Date Posted: 8/10/2010 1:07 AM ET
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I just posted the sequel to Gone With the Wind  (Scarlett, by Alexandra Ripley).  I'm a new member, so still learning how this all works.

Date Posted: 8/10/2010 9:08 AM ET
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I read it two or three years ago and absolutely loved it.  Couldn't put it down.  (I have posted before that I even read it at the breakfast table on Christmas Morning--so rude--but I was beyond hooked).  It is by far my favorite book, and Scarlett O'Hara is the greatest character ever written, in my humble opinion.  Love her and every one of her faults.

Date Posted: 8/10/2010 11:36 AM ET
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I've seen the movie a few times and read the book.  While I like them both, I don't love them.  Don't think I'll ever re-read the book.  Can't give a specific reason, just don't love them. 

Date Posted: 8/10/2010 12:25 PM ET
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I have read Gone With the Wind three times in my life also. Seen the movie at least a dozen times in my life, if not more. Book was great, but the movie is such a classic that it is one of my all-time favourites and I never tire of it.

Date Posted: 8/10/2010 4:39 PM ET
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Loved both!



Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 8/10/2010 4:40 PM ET
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Loved both the book and movie although the book had so much more detail. Probably read it 15 years ago.



Date Posted: 8/10/2010 5:49 PM ET
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Have read the book prob 3 times, and it's just such a classic....it cannot even be compared to the movie.  However, the movie,in it's own right has staying power, and a lasting memory.  Who could have played the key parts better than that cast? They were all just perfect.  Also, I like how it was not hurried,...it's over three hours.  Both are not to be missed in my world.

Date Posted: 8/10/2010 8:33 PM ET
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The book is one of my all time favorites and so is the movie!

I've also read "Scarlett" and "Rhett Butler's People" - not so great!

I have "The Wind Done Gone" in my pile to be read...

Mary in KY

Date Posted: 8/10/2010 8:57 PM ET
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Date Posted: 8/10/2010 11:10 PM ET
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I must have been about 15 when I first read it.   Saw the movie at about age 18 and then multiple times since.  Picked up the book again in my late 20's (I think when carrying my second child). 

It was fun to discuss it with my daughter when she was a teenager reading it for the first time.

Enjoyed the story each time, but totally agree that the book is so much richer than the movie could ever be.  Character development is so hard/limited  on film.  Love it or hate it,  I feel it will remain a classic for the era it portrays.

Date Posted: 8/10/2010 11:11 PM ET
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Haven't read it....yet. It's been in my TBR pile forever.

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Date Posted: 8/10/2010 11:59 PM ET
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I held off on reading it for a long time before finally breaking down. I sometimes shy away from reading "books everyone loves" -- don't ask. cheeky I was so happy I read it, thoroughly enjoyed it. I didn't want it to end. I saw the movie after reading it and like that, too, putting a visual to what I had conjured up in my head. I tried reading the sequel to that book (different author) and couldn't. Within a few pages it just left a bad taste in my mouth.

Date Posted: 8/11/2010 2:48 PM ET
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Ijjust read the book a couple years ago, and was sorry I waited so long. The book was great!

I liked the movie fine, have seen it maybe 3 times in my life, but that's enough. The book, though, I will read again.

Date Posted: 8/11/2010 9:54 PM ET
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I've seen the movie 4 or 5 times and read the book one summer when I was a teenager.  Loved them both.  My family hasn't seen the movie so that is on our to-do list.

Date Posted: 8/11/2010 10:44 PM ET
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Read the book in high school.  I loved every page.  I have seen the movie about 20 times.  Every summer my grandma would come up from Florida we would spend one night watching the movie with all sorts of munchies.  Some of my greatest memories!!!!  Haven't watched it since she passed away 4 years ago.

Date Posted: 8/12/2010 6:40 PM ET
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Loved both.

"Miz Scarlett, I don't know nuthin' 'bout birthin' no babies!"  Classic. 

Date Posted: 8/12/2010 10:06 PM ET
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I've seen the movie - or pieces of the movie - multiple times.  But I've only read the book once, a couple of years ago.   I think it is a great book, but the emphasis in the book is different than in the movie.   The movie places the emphasis far more on the relationship between Scarlett and Rhett.  But in the book it's all Scarlett all the time.   And "frankly, my dear", I've never wanted to slap some sense into a character more than I wanted to slap Scarlett while reading Gone WIth the Wind.  

Date Posted: 8/12/2010 11:31 PM ET
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read it twice, once in  high school and once in college

LOVE the book and the movie