Monday, February 21, 2011

What a Love of a Movie. 1943. Since You Went Away

I recently viewed this movie, an Oscar winner and just so enjoyed it...I was so touched by both the opening quote and the end scripture.

When we say they don't make movies like they used to, we aren't kidding. I was born in the very early 60s and most of the movies even in the 60s really are not acceptable in many ways unless you are speaking of gems as in The Sound of Music or To Kill a Mockingbird...Beautiful and rare gems indeed..

Those of you who like to keep movies with elements of Christmas in them, this movie would also fit that bill. If you are looking for a wonderful patriotic movie, this would fit the bill and if you are looking for a movie that represents the WWII era...this fits the bill...If you are looking for a poignant movie, this is one of them. Also there is the sweetest scene ever of the young ladies praying in the movie. The music is wonderful, I plan on purchasing the cd in the future to play in the background of our home. An old preacher I knew stressed how we should keep our homes in an atmosphere of praise, and sometimes for me, that not only includes praises and hymns but beautiful instrumentals as well...God is the author of those too many times....The music speaks beautiful stories to my heart and sets a mood in my home. I do wish department stores and restaurants would grasp this!

And now allow me to share some clips of that wonderful movie...

of Since You Went Away...
You will see this quote:

"This is the story of the Unconquerable American Fortress: The Home...1943."

Part a
The Overture. Just sit back and enjoy the wonderful music and scenes...Hang the busyness...Enjoy.

Part q
The End. You will see:

"Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord."

You may see all segments of the movie as well as you will see them labeled by abbreviation and alphabet on you tube. It's nice that there is a way to view the movie in entirety, I'm sure the movie is available for sale and rental as well.

Please join me in a trip to the 40s and what it was like in many a household. Also remember the beginning quote; it really was true then. It was true until the men became passive and the women decided to eat the apple of worldly wisdom and become "liberated". Many have torn their own homes down. Let's do what we can to retain innocence and purity in our homes. Be on guard and shun busyness, so many wearing it as a medal these days, it's epidemic. Let's be found faithful and all there for our families.

This quote CAN be true for us TOO. As a woman, I know my highest and most noble calling is that of a stay at home wife and mother. To me? That is true liberation in the highest sense.

A quiet and peaceful home, yes we can attain that with the Lord's help listening to His quiet voice. We can't be too busy to listen though...Whose voice will we listen to?

Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.

We recently had a major death in the family. Alzheimers is a very bad disease, the long goodbye...With all that's transpired we've been under the weather with the flu to boot, but plugging along... As Elisabeth Elliot says.....Just do the next thing. Amen.

I have some sewing projects I've been working on, I'll have to share some nice easy patterns with you all soon. De-cluttering is a constant here as well.

Take care all, until the next time..."Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord."
~Mrs. Amelia


TexasLady said...

Wow, what a line up of great actors and actresses! And some favorites of mine too, Mr. Cotten, Miss Colbert and of course Shirley and definitely some of the supporting cast too. How'd I ever miss this one:). I'll have to watch it soon. Thanks for sharing.

My prayers are with ya'll, Marci

Eva Girl said...

I've just been searching for some good movies from the 40's. I'll be sure to watch this one!

Maxine said...

Oh the music! Oh the sentiments expressed in those words; "An unconquerable American Fortress."And oh, Amelia, your words are so right on. Oh may the Lord help us. He does have a remnant like He did in Elijah's day. He does, Amelia. Believe it.
Thank you for sharing this. I must watch it again. It's been awhile. I'm going to go look for it, but my daughter told me she thinks we taped over it. I'll check at the library.

Carmen said...

Mrs. Amelia. I will be watching this movie this week. Thank You for sharing. I alwasy enjoy your wise words too.

I am sorry about the death in your family.I still have your family written in my prayer journal.

Amanda said...

Oh the simplicity of times that seem to be forgotten.

Just to go back for a moment is a blessing.

You have my deepest sympathy with your recent loss.