A Conversation with one of my favorite film characters – Part of Kid In The Front Row Blogathon

About a week ago, Kid from Kid In The Front Row asked everyone to join in on his Character Dialogue Blogathon. The idea?

Have an imaginary conversation with the film character of your choice.

I took a blogging & computer break yesterday but since I promised him I’d take part, I figure it’s better late than never [right Kid? :D] Well, the hardest part is narrowing down which favorite character to interview! I mean, there are too many to choose from… but after some deliberations, I’d go with Scarlett O’Hara as I’ve always had this question in my mind every time I watched Gone with the Wind… perhaps some of you feel the same way?

So here goes …

Hello miss Scarlett, how are you?

Scarlett [too busy counting her cash to look up to me]:
Fine, how are you?

Oh I’m doing well, thank you. Um, business going well?

[shrugs] Could be a lot better I suppose, people just ain’t spendin’ like they used to. Oh darn, now I forgot where I was at.
[She glares at me with her piercing blue eyes]
You’re distracting me, is there anythin’ you need help with?

Oh sorry, ok I just have one naggin’ question that’s always bugging me… if you’d be so kind as to answer, I promise I’ll get out of your hair.

Ok, ok, just make it quick. [She’s back to countin’ her cash]

Well, I’m just wonderin’… you’ve got every woman’s dream man in Rhett Butler. He’s handsome, wealthy, charismatic and best of all, he loves you very, very much. So why on earth are you still in love with Ashley who’s married to your best friend?

Scarlett [Stops counting but doesn’t look up at me]:
You’ve got some nerve asking me that, you know that… and there’s no short answer to such a question.

That’s ok, I have all night.

[Scoffs] Yeah well I don’t. So all I’m gonna give you is this… I’m a complicated woman, all right? I don’t think the likes of you will understand. 

Please, indulge me.

You’re not gonna take no for an answer do you?

[Pause] People think I don’t love Rhett but I do. I love him because he understands me and we’re alike in many ways… but Ashley… well, I’ve loved him for as long as I can remember.
And just ’cause I’ve been married twice and he’s married someone else doesn’t mean I love him any less. Love like that don’t just simply go away…
[She almost lost her composure but gains it back quickly]
You know the terms ‘love defies all reasons’ don’t you?

I’ve heard the term, yeah.

Well then, I’m afraid that’s the only answer I can give you.

With that, miss Scarlett swiftly puts all the money on the table into a wooden box and left.

Don’t forget to check out Kid’s conversation with Alvy from Annie Hall

Now your turn. Which movie character would you like to speak with and how’d you imagine that conversation go?

21 thoughts on “A Conversation with one of my favorite film characters – Part of Kid In The Front Row Blogathon

  1. What a great idea. I’ll have to go and check out Kid’s post and perhaps one of my own. Not sure who I’d do my conversation with. Possibly Emily Watson’s character in Breaking the Waves, or Isabelle Huppert in The Piano Teacher. I’ll have to think about it.

  2. Ted S.

    Cool post, I think if there’s a character from movies I’d interview it would have to be John McClane. I’ll probably ask him if how he was able to kill so many bad guys by himself and does he get sue by anyone for blowing so many things, ha ha.

    1. Not sure if you checked out Kid’s post but he actually suggested John McClane! Yeah he’d be an interesting one to talk to but I’m guessing his answers would be pretty short, ahah.

  3. That’s a great imagination Ruth!! I enjoy you interview.she sounds like a materialistic woman and a bit annoying. I never watched Gone With the Wind so I dont know her character well.

    Fun blogathon 🙂

    1. He..he.. Scarlett is materialistic but that’s just one part of her personality. I actually like her despite her flaws, in fact she’s one of my favorite characters because I admire her strength and sheer drive to survive. She’s also a loyal friend to Melanie even though she loves her friend’s husband, ahah. I highly recommend GWTW, Nov, there’s a reason why it was a huge success when it came out and remains a classic to this day!

  4. This is fun! I can totally see Scarlett counting her money and interacting with you in the way you described! haha

    not sure who I would pick. I will have to think about this. a fun post!

    1. There’s a scene in the film that I picture this conversation takes place in and she was doing exactly how I described here 🙂 Hey you should do a post with a superhero character… I was gonna do one w/ Superman, I still might do that if I don’t know what to post, he..he..

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