"Gone with the Wind" had its grand premiere during the Christmas Season of 1939, just 74 years after the end of the “War Between the States” and Sunday December 15, 2013 marks the 74th anniversary of that wonderful-classic movie that opens with:
“There was a land of Cavaliers and Cotton Fields called the Old South. Here in this pretty world, Gallantry took its last bow. Here was the last ever to be seen of Knights and their Ladies Fair, of Master and of Slave. Look for it only in books, for it is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind.”
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I've waited 50 years for this movie.
This weekend Disney releases, John Carter, the first movie adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs' A Princess of Mars. As a young reader in the 1960s I was intrigued by the main character. John Carter was one of the few Confederate heroes in adventure fiction.
Carter, a Confederate captain is transported to Barsoom (Mars) where he becomes embroiled in another Civil War; not one of his choosing. But like our Civil War, the war on Barsoom could be rightly called, "a rich man's war and a poor man's fight." Carter becomes embroiled in a struggle that changes the future of his new world.
As unique as John Carter is there have been a hand full of Confederate movie heroes. from Cold Mountain, The Outlaw Josey Wales, and even Birth of a Nation, Confederate soldiers have been portrayed as both noble and broken. see more at Screen Junkies.
But lets not forget the real John Carter: