Frankly, My Dear: "Gone with the Wind" Revisited (Icons of America)

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How and why has the saga of Scarlett O'Hara kept such a tenacious hold on the American imagination for almost three-quarters of a century? Sensitive to the ways in which history and cinema intersect, the author reminds us why these characters, so riveting to Depression audiences, continue to fascinate seventy years later.

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"An absolutely marvelous work - provocative, perceptive, richly informative, and written with a contagious passion. Molly Haskell has given all of us who are in thrall to Gone with the Wind countless fresh insights, not only about its characters and the era in which they lived, but also about ourselves and our own times." - Olivia de Havilland

"An absolutely marvelous work-provocative, perceptive, richly informative, and written with a contagious passion. Molly Haskell has given all of us who are in thrall to Gone with the Wind countless fresh insights, not only about its characters and the era in which they lived, but also about ourselves and our own times."-Olivia de Havilland

"Beautifully written and fascinating to digest, Molly Haskell''s Frankly, My Dear towers above any other book that''s yet been written about Gone with the Wind. It has the kind of insights into the Wind phenomenon that only a writer of Molly Haskell''s stature, wisdom and clarity could give us. It is quite the perfect toast to both the book and to the film version of Wind on the latter''s 70th birthday."-Robert Osborne, Host of Turner Classic Movies

"In engaging and witty fashion, Haskell seamlessly weaves together biographical and autobiographical issues, production information, sharp critical commentary, and cogent analysis of the literary, social and political context of both the Margaret Mitchell novel and the David Selznick adaptation. She gives us numerous important insights into the deep mythology of the film and its ability to function as ''the Bible of America.''"?James Naremore, Indiana University -- James Naremore

"A stunning piece of criticism, written with fever-pitch intensity, that demonstrates so movingly why it''s impossible to name the kind of greatness found in Gone with the Wind and impossible to refrain from trying."?Alan Trachtenberg, author of Lincoln''s Smile and Other Enigmas -- Alan Trachtenberg

"Molly Haskell is a magician to coax such exciting, fresh, brilliant analysis from such a problematic classic. Her feeling for ambivalence and nuance reveals unsuspected shadings, and thrillingly elucidates Gone with the Wind's miraculous tightrope act of masculine-feminine sensibilities."?Phillip Lopate -- Phillip Lopate

?Beautifully written and fascinating to digest, Molly Haskell''s Frankly, My Dear towers above any other book that''s yet been written about Gone with the Wind. It has the kind of insights into the Wind phenomenon that only a writer of Molly Haskell''s stature, wisdom and clarity could give us. It is quite the perfect toast to both the book and to the film version of Wind on the latter''s 70th birthday."?Robert Osborne, Host of Turner Classic Movies -- Robert Osborne

"With her sharp feeling for movie culture, sexual politics, and the elusive mores of the old South, Molly Haskell brilliantly sketches the contribution of everyone who shaped Gone with the Wind into a problematic but enduring popular classic."?Morris Dickstein, author of Gates of Eden and Leopards in the Temple -- Morris Dickstein

"This is a beautifully written and well-detailed account of the making of a movie that has, by now, become an American treasure, a landmark in popular entertainment. And it's written by a real Southerner, who happens to be one of the best writers on film we have."?Martin Scorsese -- Martin Scorsese

?An absolutely marvelous work?provocative, perceptive, richly informative, and written with a contagious passion. Molly Haskell has given all of us who are in thrall to Gone with the Wind countless fresh insights, not only about its characters and the era in which they lived, but also about ourselves and our own times. Olivia de Havilland -- Olivia de Havilland

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