I am a firm believer in the Southern-way-of-life... I drink sweet tea, I say ma'am and sir when speaking to my elders, I have a southern accent, I know how to shoot a gun, I acknowledge people from the north as 'Yankees", I collect cookbooks, and I know all the words to "Sweet Home Alabama... these just being some of the generalizations that are true of most southerners, but to me- this is ESSENTIAL. This past weekend, I had a mellow two days off, on Saturday I went to the Franklin Fall Fest, watched UT get defeated against Alabama (Grrr!), and then Sunday, treated myself to a relaxing afternoon on the couch with one of my favorite movies.... Gone With the Wind. I knew I could get away with this because my roommate was at her man's and my boyfriend was traveling so I had plenty of time to relax and enjoy it alone =). With that being said, I have to admit that I have come across MANY people that claim to be from below the Mason-Dixon line, but have never watched this cinematic masterpiece - I hope you're just as shocked as I was. To this end, I ask why have they deprived themselves of this epic movie? Granted, you do have to commit 4 hours to watch it, but when you have the time, it's SO WORTH IT! It speaks of our Southern Heritage and the way the South used to be before the Civil War. To me, this is essential- not that I believe with their specific way of life, but it's an important part of history and one I believe everyone should know, even if you aren't from the South. So, if you haven't seen this and have a random afternoon to devote, please watch Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler for pete's sake- I promise you lots of dancing, beautiful dresses, guns and war to keep the boys entertained, chivalry, and lots of romance- this is one of the top 100 movies of all time- IT'S A MUST SEE!