I don't quite understand it, but my wife swoons each time she watches this scene from Gone with the Wind. She talks about how romantic it is, and how Clark Gable impressively takes two steps at a time as he heads to bed Scarlet. I tell my wife that I could take two steps at a time up our stairs, but she just rolls her eyes. Maybe I should build a grander staircase.
Here's what I don't understand:
- Why doesn't Clark Gable have a Southern accent?
- Why do women find Clark Gable attractive?
- Why isn't Rhett's roughness with Scarlet a turnoff? He seems to be one step away from pulling an Ike Turner. I guess it's all about the context.
Today as I'm heading to Charleston, the home of Rhett Butler, I'll ponder these questions and the female mind and more or perhaps less.
The Rhett Butler
- 2 oz Southern Comfort
- 1/2 oz orange curacao
- 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
- 1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
Mix, garnish with a lemon-twist, enjoy, and share dramatic interpretations of Gone with the Wind.
i give a damn,muddywaters
PS. . . OK, maybe he's slightly attractive, but he's no Cary Grant.