- hello Trang Dinh
- Username: venusa
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- I'm keen on acting in a movie
Wow. Thanks so much Plinky, I'm happy when my promt has been choosen. There's another exciting feeling when answering my own prompt.... I hope that all of you would find my prompts amazing or something like that. Thanks so much for ur interest.
My dream ('til now) is being an actress, yep, that's true. I'd love to be another person in a movie, and I'm keen on acting as a bad girl or an tomboy or someone that her character is not mine:) I wish I could be, but there's no chance:)
In my opinion, that's good way to experience life....when you live in another person
I had been acted in a comedy in a volunteer show at the university, but It's the only time, maybe the last time:) Acting career might not be my destiny:)
Oh my god. My English is not good enough to express the whole I wanna say. It's so embarrassing:(
- 10 Things I'm Certain Of
1/ I got a HTC smartphone for my Bday from my brother.
2/ I've finished 5 short lovestory.
3/ I'm writing my first Fantasy novel.
4/ Today is the first day of December in Vietnam.
5/ My favourite flower is tulip.
6/ My mother is a bit older than my father, btw it's him who fall in love with her first:)
7/ I ate beefsteak last night.
8/ I love eating potato crisp the most.
10/ My only wish for Xmas and Lunar New Year is that my papa will be cured of the cancer..... I pray everyday and hope that everything will be oke at the end..........
How about your list? Tell me your thought...:)
- My Favorite Old Movie
When I were a child, there were many films that give me much impression, because I'm a filmaholice:) but "Gone With The Wind" is really my favourite movie. It's not online dramatic but also romantic:)
The quintessential American epic, Gone With the Wind sweeps across the Old South, the Civil War and Reconstruction. The tale of a selfish, headstrong Southern belle who draws her strength from the land, it’s a sumptuous costume drama and a richly entertaining movie.
The film is quite faithful to Margaret Mitchell’s blockbuster best-seller, and follows the adventures of Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh in her debut role). Stunningly beautiful and utterly self-absorbed, Scarlett is the daughter of plantation owner Gerald O’Hara, and secretly in love with neighboring plantation owner Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard). Ashley, meanwhile is pledged to his sweet-tempered and lovely cousin, Melanie (Olivia De Havilland).
The movie opens with a flowery description of the Old South as the place where “gallantry took its last bow,” and “a dream remembered, a civilization gone with the wind.” On the eve of the Civil War, the wealthy families gather for a party at the Wilkes’ plantation, Seven Oaks, where Scarlett first catches sight of Rhett Butler (Clark Gable). This rakish and slightly disreputable gentleman is clearly interested in the pampered southern belle – and the only man there who understands the North will overpower the South in the conflict to come. And that very night, war is declared.
Rejected by Ashley, Scarlett impulsively marries Melanie’s brother Charles, tying the two families together before Charles goes off to war (where he promptly dies of pneumonia). We follow the indomitable Scarlett through the ravages of war, her reluctant protection of Melanie, the fall of Atlanta, the ruin of Tara and near-starvation. Then it’s another marriage and her plucky and scandalous behavior during Reconstruction. She relies on Rhett throughout – but continues to reject him and cling stubbornly to her belief that she loves Ashley.
The Cast of 'Gone With the Wind'
Leigh didn’t land the role until after filming had begun – in fact, she signed on the day the famous burning of Atlanta was filmed, using an actual conflagration of old sets on the studio’s back lots. (A stunt woman played Scarlett in the fire scenes.) The young English actress was an excellent choice for the selfish, scheming Scarlett, a delicate beauty with a will of iron. She’s hard to like, but she must be admired.
Gable is irresistible as the rake with a heart of gold and his own admirable code of honor. His confidence and easy masculinity so far overshadow the pale attractions of Ashley Wilkes that Scarlett’s continued devotion strains credulity.
De Havilland is strong as the almost too-saintly Melanie, and Howard is just the right sort of weak tea as Ashley. Hattie McDaniel almost walks away with the movie as Mammy, the family servant who sees through Scarlett’s schemes and has more life and zest in her little finger than half the genteel household. She was the first African American nominated for an Oscar, and the first to win one, as Best Supporting Actress. By contrast, Butterfly McQueen’s squeaky-voiced turn as the simple-minded Prissy has become the stuff of parody, especially her “I don’t know nuthin’ ‘bout birthin’ no babies” line.
With more than 50 speaking roles, keeping all the characters straight is a daunting task, but the huge cast adds to the scope of the story. The lush score by Max Steiner, detailed sets and sumptuous costumes, superb art direction, and gorgeous Technicolor cinematography by Ernest Haller round out the sweep of this epic film. (Ref from classicfilm.about.com)
How about you? Which is your favourite movie?!