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Movie Review: Gone With The Wind

It's about this lady who falls in love with a man whose heart belongs to someone else. The lady never gives up, not even after he gets married.

Anyways, only one other person knows about all this. It just so happens that he loves her. After she sees a lot of devastation owing to the fact that her story is of a time that the civil war is going on in America - she decides to marry this confidant - even though she doesn't give him her heart 

Eventually, even after having a daughter with her, he can't win her over. Towards the last moments of the movie she looses everyone she loves: her sister, her children, they all die

When she turns to her husband in these moments, his last words to her are 'Frankly, my dear I don't give a damn' and that's when she is left with nothing but terror to deal with and no one to be there for her. That's when she realises that it's all gone - gone with the wind.

post note: I later found that it is not her sister who dies towards the end, it is her sister-in-law who dies.

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1) In every game and con there is always a victim and there is always an opponent. It's good to know when you are the former so you can become the latter.

2) But the question is how do you prepare yourself for this game?

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4) The smarter the game the smarter the opponent

5) Checkers is an example of such a game. Chess is a better game. Debate is an even better opportunity to learn and so on.

6) But the question is where does the game stop? or one can ask what is the smartest game one can play?

7) The answer according to the movie is: "The game of con you play with yourself".

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The text below has been added on 3 Dec 2008 and is based on a comment posted on October 30, 2008, at time 4:12 PM. I have only recently understood what this person meant and it is …

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