Frankly My Dear

Monday, March 02, 2009

According to film critic Molly Haskell the film “Gone with the Wind” never should have worked, but it does. Haskell examines how the story takes different shades of meaning that are still relevant today in her book Frankly My Dear: Gone with the Wind, Revisited.

Event: Molly Haskell will be in conversation with Robert Osborne, host of Turner Classic Movies
Monday, March 2, at 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble
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Molly Haskell

Comments [6]

Betty Anne from UES

Can you ask her about the sequel film and book? Did she like it?

Mar. 02 2009 12:57 PM
nick from nyc

To say , as Molly Haskell does that the portrayal of Reconstruction as "progressive" or poisitive is "recent" (starting with Eric Foner's late 1980's book) is inaccurate.

There are many texts going back to at least the 1950's (C vann woodard's works, for example) that document the progess in equal rights for african - americans during reconstrucion.

It is fairly clear that the end of Reconstruction marked the beginning of jim crow. Many texts have taken this position..well before Foners work.

Mar. 02 2009 12:55 PM
Burroughs from Harlem

Hate Spiek Lee:

Such a powerful emotional visceral feeling that affects mood and behavior.

How does your hate for Mr. Lee devalue your spirit?

Mar. 02 2009 12:51 PM
W T from Manhattan

Okay, the scale on which we're operating was just stated: it's good next to Nancy Drew.

Even that's too glowing, but at least it is the correct scale of literature.

Mar. 02 2009 12:51 PM
W T from Manhattan

With all of world literature from which to choose, why rehash trash?

Looks like lipstick on a pig again.

Mar. 02 2009 12:47 PM

Spike Lee constantly talks how much he hates this film and how, if he was forced to see this on a school day as a kid, then kids should be taken to "X". I can't stand Lee, but do you think this film does make light of slavery?

Mar. 02 2009 12:44 PM

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