9 thoughts on ““Frankly, my dear, I dont give a damn.” Famous line said by Rhett Butler played by Clark Gable from the film Gone with the Wind, 1939.

  • October 3, 2021 at 6:17 am
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    This is how the exchange goes in the book:

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    “No,” she cried. “All I know is that you do not love me and you
    are going away! Oh, my darling, if you go, what shall I do?”

    For a moment he hesitated as if debating whether a kind lie were
    kinder in the long run than the truth. Then he shrugged.

    “Scarlett, I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments
    and glue them together and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken–and I’d rather remember it as it was at its best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived. Perhaps, if I were younger–” he sighed. “But I’m too old to believe in such sentimentalities as clean slates and starting all over. I’m too old to shoulder the burden of constant lies that go with living in polite disillusionment. I couldn’t
    live with you and lie to you and I certainly couldn’t lie to myself. I can’t even lie to you now. I wish I could care what you do or where you go, but I can’t.”

    He drew a short breath and said lightly but softly:

    “My dear, I don’t give a damn.”

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    It works for the book, I guess, but thank God Sidney Howard didn’t try to fit all that into the film scene.

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  • October 3, 2021 at 6:17 am
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    Of the time one of the worse insults in movies.

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  • October 3, 2021 at 6:17 am
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    Using “Damn” in a Hollywood film was banned by the 1934 Production Code (although prior to the Code “Damn” was widely used in films) so David O Zelznick had to go to the MPDDA Board and got them to pass an amendment in which “damn” and “Hell”  will be allowed when “required for portrayal, in proper historical context, of any scene or dialogue based upon historical fact or folklore…or a quotation from a literary work, provided that no such use shall be permitted which is intrinsically objectionable or offends good taste”

    In this way he avoided a $5000 fine.

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  • October 3, 2021 at 6:17 am
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    Truth .

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  • October 3, 2021 at 6:17 am
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    Based Rhett Butler

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  • October 3, 2021 at 6:17 am
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    Favorite novel, characters of all time 🙂 My heart sang

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  • October 3, 2021 at 6:17 am
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    …then came Stanley Ipkiss to state he did give a damn!

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  • October 3, 2021 at 6:17 am
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    “Language!” – Steve Rogers

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  • October 3, 2021 at 6:17 am
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    This is after he rapes her.

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