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Nostalgia in December
Hearty, all-time favourites

Gone with the Wind is known as the greatest love story ever told. The story is set against civil war and is a about a spoiled Southern girl’s hopeless love for a married man.

Its premiere was held on 15 December 1939. Its legendary stars, Clark Gable and Vivian Leigh, captured the hearts of its audience. The movie won 10 Academy Awards in 1940. They included awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actress. In addition, the film grossed nearly US$192 million.

In 1998, it was re-released in the U.S. The colours had been enhanced and 12 minutes of the film’s negative were digitally restored to remove imperfections. This release was also presented with its original overture, an intermission, and exit music as originally planned.

The Beatles. Ever since the ?0s, the phrase has come to mean a rock group more than an bunch of insects.

The rock ’n?roll of the ?0s was predominantly Beatles-inspired. They displayed a limitless variety of harmonies, structures, and sounds in rock ’n?roll. They also defined the style of the ?0s: playful, eclectic, and high-spirited.

In December 1968, the Beatles’s The White Album soared to No. 1 Billboard magazine's chart and stayed at the top for 9 weeks. The album’s success can be attributed to its variety.

Everything from ballads, to hard rock, folk songs and avantgarde music were experimented with. The members were solo artists using each other as session musicians.

Unfortunately, in December 1980, John Lennon was assassinated in New York City. In 1995, the remaining Beatles gathered to record new tracks that were included in the Beatles Anthology albums and documentaries.

Quotable Quotes

“The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a ‘C? the idea must be feasible.?
A Yale management professor in response to Federal Express founder Fred Smith’s paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service.

“Oh Lord, forgive the misprint!?br> Andrew Bradford, an Amercian book publisher, before he died.

“You have to be prepared for the possibility that God does not like you.?br> Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt), in Fight Club. The film is widely regarded as being anti-social.

“Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.?br> T. S. Eliot (1888-1965), Modernist poet and one of the most important writers in the history of English literature.





Vivian Leigh and Clark Gable in GWTW.








No. 1in charts in 1968.

The Beatles (from left): Harrison, Lennon, Starr, McCartney.