Jun 13, 2018
Take a second to think about how movies focused on the American South. Thought of one yet? It’s hard, but a quick Google search will turn up movies mostly based pre-1990’s and are about the Civil War, racism, rednecks or Civil Rights. The American South can’t be put that easily into a box, so for every other episode in June and July host Allison and a guest will discuss how movies about the American South have shaped society’s opinion on the region. They will analyze these films, their characters and whether or not the portrayal is still accurate/relevant.
First up is Gone with the Wind. Guest Janine Winfree from the Guess What You’re Gonna Hate? Podcast joins Allison to chat about the movie - which was released in 1939. It is based on Margaret Mitchell’s book Gone with the Wind and follows the life of Scarlett O’Hara before, during and after the Civil War.