04 November 2007

Here's to Hattie

Tonight, Handsome Randy & I were lying on the sofa flipping through cable channels & stumbled upon the last hour of Gone With the Wind. We watched sort of half giggling at various film elements especially the gender roles. Rhett Butler was a "Man's Man" without any question and as a person who holds a degree in Women's Studies Scarlet O'Hara/Butler gives me many reasons to shake my head.

That aside, the progressiveness of the film was not lost on us. The role of "Mammy" played by Hattie McDaniel lead to the first Oscar nomination and win of an African American. As we watched the conclusion of this landmark film we marveled at her and her role.


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