Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Gone With the Wind - Carol Burnett Style!

Laura Breck
While I do love the movie Gone With the Wind, I can never think of it without the scene from The Carol Burnett Show popping into my head.

As you may remember, in the movie, Scarlett tore down the curtains at Tara Plantation to make a dress for herself so Rhett wouldn’t see her in the rags she wore while trying to keep body and soul together.

Carol Burnett did her own version of the same scene.

For me as a writer, I love the surprise and laughs of writing a scene where we think drama will dominate, but something happens to turn things around to make it humorous.

Life is full of both dramatic and humorous moments. As a writer, I like my books to reflect that, and to give my readers a break from the heavy subjects once in a while.

Thanks, Carol Burnett! Your depiction of Scarlet will forever remind me to lighten things up once in a while!

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Jannine Gallant said...

Hysterical! One year a bunch of work buddies dressed up for an Academy Awards party, and one of the women did this. Classic. We all need humor!

Alicia Dean said...

Haha, YES, I love this skit. It was a classic for sure. It makes me laugh every time I think about it. Leaving the curtain rod in the dress was the BEST. LOL.

Margo Hoornstra said...

I agree. Great, great stuff.

Alison Henderson said...

I will NEVER forget this skit! It's one of the all-time classics.

Leah St. James said...

Great, great skit, Laura. Thanks for reminding me! I'm smiling just thinking about it.

Donna Michaels said...

That skit is always the first thing to pop in my mind when someone mentions Gone With The Wind, Laura! I agree with you about sprinkling humor into a story. They are the kind I like to read and write.

I want to be Carol Burnett when I grow up!