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    Cinemark Tinseltown presents 'Gone With the Wind' [Movies]
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    What is the greatest love story ever put to film? My answer, personally, is Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    , the silent classic by German director F.W. Murnau (


    ). Many of you, however, might answer with

    Gone With the Wind

    – that epic story of love between debutante Scarlett O'Hara and the rascally gentleman Rhett Butler. Wrong! Have you seen this movie?? Clearly not. It is a great film – a masterpiece of cinema's glory days – but a love story, it is not. Let's break it down:

    The country is on the brink of Civil War, but the uber-desirable young Scarlett (Vivien Leigh) couldn't care less – she is too consumed with love for her cousin Ashley, who is, unfortunately, betrothed to another. In a pouty hissyfit, she proposes to literally the first young man she grabs. Thus begins her series of spiteful and unhappy marriages out of protest that she can't have what she wants: Ashley. Along comes Rhett Butler (Clark Gable), about whom Scarlett cannot be bothered to give a damn – until she finds out he's rich. Ashley still unavailable, she decides he will do. And then... well, I won't spoil it, although the last lines are famous. Let's just say it's a very satisfying conclusion.

    See for yourself tomorrow (Wednesday) at Cinemark Tinseltown, which will be screening

    Gone With the Wind

    twice – at 2:00 and 7:00 – as part of their Classics Series, bringing the best movies from Hollywood's past to the big screen for the ultimate viewing experience for us, the lovers of the cinema.

    Tinseltown is located at 4400 Towne Center Drive, in the Springhurst Shopping Center. Further theater information can be found at the Tinseltown website.

    Image: Internet Movie Database

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    There are legitimate theories that the Big Bang originated from the collapse of a black hole in a fourth-dimensional universe. This stuff fascinates me, and I love reading about it. I love reading about science. And about anything, for that matter, provided it's interesting - and everything is potentially interesting, so I'm fascinated by a lot of things. I also read a lot of fiction (Kurt Vonnegut deserves deification) and watch a lot of movies (Charlie Chaplin also deserves deification). I've made a few short films myself. I'm also a writer of everything - I'm close to a Bachelor's in English at IUS. My life consists of reading, writing, bartending, and taking care of my daughter full-time. Life is busy and life is stressful, but that's why there's music and art and other forms of relaxation.

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