Today I’m going back to my English from movie scenes series. One of the most requested movies from my students was Gone With the Wind. The classic movie from 1939. Starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, it was nominated for 13 Academy Awards, and won 10. It was the highest grossing movie up to that point in history.
Personally, I’m not a big fan of the movie, but it does have some great scenes. Here is the final scene, what English can we learn from this?
Oh, Rhett. Rhett! Rhett! If you go, where shall I go? What shall I do?
Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.
Oh, I can’t let him go! I can’t! There must be some way to bring him back. I can’t think about it now. I’ll go crazy if I do! I’ll think about it tomorrow. But I must think about it. I must think about it. What is there to do? What is there that matters?
Do you mean to tell me, Katie Scarlett O’Hara… …that Tara doesn’t mean anything to you? Why, land’s the only thing that matters. It’s the only thing that lasts.
Something you love better than me, though you may not know it. Tara. It’s this from which you get your strength.
The red earth of Tara.
(repeats in her head)
Tara. -Tara! -Tara!
Tara! Home! I’ll go home! And I’ll think of some way to get him back. After all… …tomorrow… … is another day!
Let’s pick out three phrases today.
There must be some way to bring him back. (彼を取り戻す方法が何かあるはず。）
There must be some way to remember English!
There must be some way to diet successfully.
There must be some way to pay my bills.
Land’s the only thing that matters. It’s the only thing that lasts. (土地だけが意味があるもの。 土地だけが残る。）
What is the only thing that matters to you?
Family is the only thing that matters.
Love is the only thing that matters.
Money is the only thing that matters.
(Actually, I think there are many things that matter.)
What is the only thing that lasts?
Knowledge is the only thing that lasts! Get more.
I’ll think of some way to get him back. （彼を取り戻す方法を何か考える。）
I’ll think of some way to build my rock wall .(pictures next week).
I’ll think of some way to use these warabi.
I’ll think of some way to finish this post.
My warabi harvest from Saturday morning:
The foundation of my rock wall. I hope to finish it this week . . . if it stops raining!