Features Classic Quotes: Gone with the Wind – Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn Published 6 days ago on June 11, 2019 The Line: “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” Who Said It: Clark Gable as Rhett Butler in the 1939 classic Gone with the Wind. The Setup: After the death of the noble Melanie (Olivia de Havilland), the long-suffering, exhausted Butler sits morosely in a chair in his bedroom. He is worn out by the constant rejections and manipulations and selfishness of his ambitious wife, Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh), and is unwilling to suffer her any longer. Clearly exasperated, Butler levels O’Hara with the words that would become moviedom’s quintessential kiss-off. The Payoff: In the mid 1930s, Hollywood embraced a rigid code of self-censorship. Long kisses were forbidden, adultery always had to be severely punished and double beds were for sinners in New York City. Even happily married couples had to sleep in widely separated twin beds, clad top to bottom in pyjamas or nightgowns. Such innocuous four-letter words as “hell” and “damn” were proscribed. Gone with the Wind’s filmmakers fought a long and bitter struggle to let Gable utter his onscreen “damn,” which shocked and titillated audiences–and assured the movie’s status as a certified blockbuster. Classic Movie QuotesFeatured Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes1 day ago Top Gear Season 27 Premieres Sun 16 Jun 2019 on BBC Two New series. In their first adventure together, Freddie Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness head to the searing heat of... Episodes1 day ago Murder Loves Company: Killer Coverup (S1EP5 ID Thurs 20 Jun 2019) Killer Coverup: After a beloved friend and co-worker goes missing on a desolate mountain, detectives must sort through a list... Episodes1 day ago Alone: Up in Flames (S6EP3 HISTORY Thurs 20 Jun 2019) Up in Flames: The survivalists who remain see the efforts of their labor as they procure food, but as they... Episodes1 day ago Mountain Men: Darkness Falls (S8EP3 HISTORY Thurs 20 Jun 2019) Darkness Falls: Mike must navigate through bear country with a cache of fresh meat strapped to his back; Morgan braves... Episodes1 day ago Beat Bobby Flay: Chi-Town Throws Down (S20EP11 Food Network Thurs 20 Jun 2019) Chi-Town Throws Down: Actress Sophia Bush and chef Carla Hall decide whether chef Aaron Cuschieri or chef Jill Barron, who... search EPISODES Episodes1 day ago Equator From The Air Series Final airs Sun 16 Jun on BBC Two In the final episode wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan completes his equatorial journey in Southeast Asia, where booming economies put increasing... Episodes1 day ago Little Women: Atlanta – Stealing My Shin (S5EP13 Lifetime Thurs 20 Jun 2019) Stealing My Shin: Abira becomes furious when she believes Minnie is helping the Twinz with their career more than her;... Episodes1 day ago Ms. T’s Music Factory: Fight Night (S1EP3 Lifetime Thurs 20 Jun 2019) Fight Night: The students learn about stage presence; a lucky student gets the chance to perform at a boxing match... advertisement MOVIES Movies6 days ago Must See Movies: Rocketman In the hands of actor turned director Dexter Fletcher Rocketman – with Elton John’s approval – has become a musical... Movies6 days ago Blue Velvet (1986, Dennis Hopper, Isabella Rossellini) David Lynch’s landmark film begins and ends with small town American icons – white picket fences, perfectly grown roses and... Movies6 days ago Alien³ (1992, Sigourney Weaver, Charles Dance) The third instalment in the four-part series sees Ripley’s escape pod from Aliens crash land on a penal planet, the... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.