The next film in my project is “Gone With The Wind.” It clocks in at 3 hours and 58 minutes, and when I look at my calendar for the next two weeks, well…I don’t have four solid hours to give over to watching it.
The only time I’ve seen the film is when AMC used to show it on Thanksgiving Day, all day. It could only air 3 times that day–starting at 6 a.m, I think–because with the commercials, it took 5 1/2 hours to make it through one viewing. So I’ve seen pieces of it, but not in its entirety and not without interruption.
So to give the film the attention it deserves, I have to wait until Nov. 3 to watch it. I’ll be back that week with my review of an American classic.