GONE WITH THE BOOM: #GoneWithTheBoom – @GoneWithTheBoom :
American epic historical romance film, Gone With The Wind(1939) is still the King of the Movie World. This would be eclipsed when the new film based on my story “GONE WITH THE BOOM” were to be released.
THE THEME OF “GONE WITH THE BOOM”:
The word ‘Gone’ means moved away or departed and in the context of human relationships it explains the loss of feelings and a fundamental change in the nature of a personal relationship or attachment. The word “BOOM” has several meanings; 1. In nautical language, boom refers to stretch out sails as with a boom so as to take maximum advantage of a wind at or toward the stern or rear of a ship and hence make speed. 2. Boom refers to a loud, or booming sound as of thunder, heavy guns etc., and 3. Boom means to increase suddenly in size, importance, activity, wealth, and to undergo swift, vigorous growth or development. Very often “BOOM” means a sudden, favorable turn in business prospects characterized by rapidly increasing economic activity. Boom can be associated with sudden, sometimes unexpected material prosperity and in that sense the word ‘Boom’ is often contrasted with the word ‘Bust’ which means to become penniless or bankrupt, or of financial collapse, economic crash, or sudden, severe personal failure or misfortune. In the good times of prosperity human relationships thrive and develop and in the depressing times of economic bust, relationships fail and wither. In my movie story, a good, thriving relationship which is further cemented by a Covenant or legal contract that gets established during financial hard times of two individuals actually breaks down under influence of sudden wealth that tilts the balance.
The idea of “BOOM” is related to Speed, and Vigor apart from intensity of Sound or of passionate feelings.
The movie Gone With The Wind is David O. Selznick’s adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s sweeping Civil War romance and the story is set in Georgia’s rural county. The movie, “GONE WITH THE BOOM” which is based on my story will be set in urban Washtenaw County of Michigan. The story revolves around a ‘Covenant’ between two main characters; 1. Rudra who symbolizes Lord Ardhanarishwara of the Eastern Indian tradition who combines the Blissful nature of Lord Shiva with masculine identity, and the Force called “SHAKTI.” which always assumes the feminine identity, and 2. Jeshua, Jeshuah(Hebrew. YESHUA) who symbolizes the Messiah, or Joshua which means Jehovah is Salvation.
The movie story, “GONE WITH THE BOOM” revolves around the two main characters Rudra and Yeshua. Rudra wants a sudden, rapid change in his life, he desires a “BOOM” in personal growth, of both personal reputation and social status unrelated to his occupation. But, he needs a personal Savior or Messiah as the Force or Shakti that he has still needs a predetermined action. For him, the Blissful nature of Lord Shiva is the manifested reality of Life that gives a sense of happiness or contentment without attaching any reputation or social recognition.. Yeshua has the inner feeling about his predestination but struggles to know in which direction he must travel to reach that destination with Speed and Vigor. These two characters arrive at an agreement, a binding and solemn contract to do or keep from doing a specified thing or ritualistic practice. In Law, the term Covenant describes a formal sealed contract and a lawsuit could be filed for damages for violation of such a contract. In theology, the term ‘COVENANT’ is used to describe the Promise made by God to man as recorded in the Bible. To promise by a Covenant, or to make a Covenant involves an agreement among parties of that agreement to defend and maintain a doctrine, polity, faith, or some ritualistic practice. Both, Rudra and Yeshua have bonded by a common identity of personal interests and both shared a feeling of economic or social oppression. As if predestined, Yeshua makes a huge windfall of economic fortune and his immediate reaction was that of becoming indifferent towards people with whom he maintained strong relationships. With a sense of indignation if not of malice, Yeshua tries to break the Covenant which has sustained his morale over troubled times. Rudra responds to this sudden change in attitude with a law suit that demanded imposition of a hefty penalty and a full Settlement from Yeshua for cheating on the terms and conditions of the Covenant. Rudra wins the Battle in the Court of Law which upholds the legal, binding contract between the two parties. The Court orders Yeshua to pay the Settlement amount for busting the Covenant. The story reveals that the Messiah has no choice other than that of delivering on his Promise even if he doesn’t give it a ‘damn’. Or, my story could be interpreted to suggest that Yeshua’s sudden change in personal fortune and the busting of the Covenant are both predestined and there is no free will in either of his actions. In the climax scene, Yeshua meets Rudra at their workplace and announces his decision to quit the job and the relationship. However, in compliance to the Court order, Yeshua delivers the Settlement payment of twenty million dollars and places a silver pendant around Rudra’s neck not as a gift, not on account of their former attachment, but as a mark of his total indifference. Yeshua echoes the final words from ‘Gone With the Wind’ and tells Rudra, “Frankly my dear Rudra, I don’t give a damn.” Rudra attempts to give a final handshake to bid goodbye and Yeshua smilingly refuses to extend his hand for the handshake and walks away tossing hundred-dollar bills in the air as Rudra shakes his hand up and down in the air. This holy relationship ended on 12-13-14, a historical date of this century.
Gone With The Boom, the new movie of epic proportions will surpass the greatness of ‘Gone With The Wind’, the reigning King of the Movie World. Yeshua, the Messiah doesn’t give a “damn” to his Promise or to his relationship, and the blissful Rudra gets the social recognition that comes with sudden ‘BOOM’ in his personal wealth while the relationship that created the Boom gets busted. For both Rudra and Yeshua, 12-13-14 is the most memorable day of their entire lives.
ANNULMENT ANNOUNCEMENT – SEPARATION SETTLEMENT AWARD:
Whole Team Members can claim their share of this Separation Settlement Award. Please send your submission for Settlement Claim # 12-13-14 (Leave a Comment to file your Claim #12-13-14)
Relationship Status: Rudra and Yeshua got reengaged on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 11:07 PM. Video Coverage of this Public Engagement Function is available to Whole Team. The order sanctioning the Annulment is duly revoked by the High Priest. No further Separation Settlement Award Claims can be filed.
In 1926, Mitchell was forced to quit her job as a reporter at the Atlanta Journalto recover from a series of physical injuries. With too much time on her hands, Mitchell soon grew restless. Working on a Remington typewriter, a gift from her second husband, John R. Marsh, in their cramped one-bedroom apartment, Mitchell began telling the story of an Atlanta belle named Pansy O’Hara.
In tracing Pansy’s tumultuous life from the antebellum South through the Civil War and into the Reconstruction era, Mitchell drew on the tales she had heard from her parents and other relatives, as well as from Confederate war veterans she had met as a young girl. While she was extremely secretive about her work, Mitchell eventually gave the manuscript to Harold Latham, an editor from New York’s MacMillan Publishing. Latham encouraged Mitchell to complete the novel, with one important change: the heroine’s name. Mitchell agreed to change it to Scarlett, now one of the most memorable names in the history of literature.
Published in 1936, Gone with the Wind caused a sensation in Atlanta and went on to sell millions of copies in the United States and throughout the world. While the book drew some criticism for its romanticized view of the Old South and its slaveholding elite, its epic tale of war, passion and loss captivated readers far and wide. By the time Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1937, a movie project was already in the works. The film was produced by Hollywood giant David O. Selznick, who paid Mitchell a record-high $50,000 for the film rights to her book.
Though she didn’t take part in the film adaptation of her book, Mitchell did attend its star-studded premiere in December 1939 in Atlanta. Tragically, she died just 10 years later, after she was struck by a speeding car while crossing Atlanta’s Peachtree Street. Scarlett, a relatively unmemorable sequel to Gone with the Wind written by Alexandra Ripley, was published in 1992.