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Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ken Koc, Aug 29, 2019.
Matthew, are you really trying to go there?
I got a chuckle out of it, though, technically she didn't have any control of that house that landed on the first one.
There's also the more pressing issue of the fact that very few small children will sit still for a four-hour movie with no elements of fantasy or sorcery.
I don't think too many children saw this in theaters unless their parents dragged them along. Most kids probably saw this when it had it's network TV debut on NBC in 1976.
A lot of kids saw this movie in the movie theater. I know my parents did in their childhood. This movie was such a big deal back in the day that whole families went to see it before TV took off later on.
They must of been over a certain age as anything under 8 years old, I can't see kids sitting through this entire film.
You'll be surprise as movies and the radio were the primary source of family entertainment besides books in 1939/1940.
I am aware of that, but I still don't see a 3 year old of any decade being entertained by Scarlet and Rhet over Dorothy and friends.
Now, you're changing the goal posts as we started off with children then eight year olds and now 3 year olds. If a three year went then most likely they fell asleep which children did a lot back then. I know, I fell asleep when my family went to the movies when I was a toddler and that was circa 1960.
One more thing, when GWTW first broadcast on NBC back in 1976, it was across two nights. I remember it like it was yesterday.
It doesn't matter the age of the children, point is that most who saw this weren't entertained by it, as you said you yourself fell asleep.
I never question the point that most children weren't entertained by GWTW. I was disputing the following statement by you that started us down this discussion path.
Also, I never saw GWTW at a movie theater when I was a kid as I was alluding to some other movies my family went to see when I was kid. I saw GWTW as an adult in a movie theater.
I'm done as I said my piece as you keep moving the goal posts in this discussion.
My grandmother was about 8 or 9 when she actually cut school to see it in its original run. It was that big of a deal.
It was a Very big deal. Roadshow performances, advanced ticket sale. Don’t believe it hit outlying theaters for a couple of years. Re-issued 1947, 1954, 1961, 1967 and thereafter
I was about that age when I saw it for the first time in one of Ted Turner's 50th anniversary 35mm prints.
I remember my first outing with "Gone with the Wind" was at our local theater.
Many neighborhood kids had rushed to it.
Our age ranges went from 7 - 12 years old and no one was bored;
with many who went, again.
Our house had the Max Steiner score on vinyl.
I played it so often that another copy was warranted.
That picture of Lucille Ball with Flip Wilson is not that irrelevant to this thread … Lucy tested for the role of Scarlett. But it is not likely that audiences would have accepted a native of Jamestown, NY in that role.
Yet, they accepted a Brit born in India in that role.
Oh I can just see Lucy as Scarlett. And when faced with the problem of the $300 tax bill on Tara and eyeing the portieres, I can hear her saying, "I've got an idea!"