‘Gone with Wind’ claims title

What movie did you name the Most Quotable Movie Ever!

Frankly, I don’t give a damn.

No, really.

With 15 percent of the vote, the 1939 classic “Gone with the Wind,” most famous for an exchange between Scarlett and Rhett Butler, in which Butler says, “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn,” won our movie quote challenge.

Fellow 1939 classic “The Wizard of Oz,” was runner-up with 12 percent and 1994 drama “Forrest Gump” placed third with 11 percent.

If 15 percent seems too meager a number for the winner, well, sorry. Of the nearly 100 brackets we received from men, women and couples, 26 different movies received at least one championship vote, thinning the vote dramatically.

In fact, that was the biggest takeaway from this challenge: how many movies received at least one championship vote from the submissions we received between Nov. 22 and Dec. 11, when the final bracket arrived on my desk.

(A few brackets came in after the drawing deadline Dec. 6.)

As we wrap up this challenge, I wanted to highlight a few more readers’ brackets, disclose the movies Rachel and I voted for in our Final Four and break down how how different — or similar — men and women voted.

First, here are our Final Four movies.

Rachel named “Clueless,” “Stripes,” “Napoleon Dynamite” and “Animal House” as her Final Four. “Animal House” beat “Clueless” in the finals.

I, on the other hand, have never seen “Animal House” because I’ve never wanted to. Also, it’s fun to see the reaction from people when they find out you haven’t seen a cult classic. It’s almost like they are offended. It’s pretty funny.

My Final Four were “Dirty Dancing” “Jurassic Park,” “Napoleon Dynamite” and “The Wizard of Oz.” “The Wizard of Oz” beat “Dirty Dancing” in the finals.

Really, any of my Final Four could have won.

As for how bracket results broke down based on gender, here is what we found.

Some men, such as Keith of Grand Junction, went with the comedies we predicted men loved: “Anchorman,” “Dumb & Dumber,” “Caddyshack” and “Animal House.”

Some women, such as Barbara of Grand Junction, went with dramas or love stories we thought women loved: “Forrest Gump,” “When Harry Met Sally,” “Gone with the Wind” and “Wizard of Oz.”

Then there were couples such as Matt and Lisa from Grand Junction who submitted an eclectic Final Four of “Forrest Gump” and “Gone with the Wind,” plus comedies “Wayne’s World” and “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.”

Rachel and I received almost an even split of brackets from men and women and nearly a dozen from couples.

The men collectively named 20 different movies champion. The most popular was “Forrest Gump.”

The women collectively named 19 different movies champion. The most popular was “Gone with the Wind.”

Again, we appreciate everyone who submitted a bracket. We hope it gave you a good laugh this holiday season.

Elite Eight results

Top left

(4) “Forrest Gump,” 43 percent over (2) “Jerry Maguire,” 11 percent

Bottom left

(1) “The Princess Bride,” 29 percent over (2) “Casablanca,” 17 percent

Top right

(1) “Gone with the Wind,” 37 percent over (3) “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” 20 percent

Bottom right

(1) “The Wizard of Oz,” 39 percent over (11) “A Christmas Story,” 13 percent


Final Four results

Left side

(4) “Forrest Gump,” 25 percent over (1) “The Princess Bride,” 21 percent

Right side

(1) “Gone with the Wind,” 23 percent over (1) “The Wizard of Oz,” 21 percent



(1) “Gone with the Wind,” 15 percent

(1) “The Wizard of Oz,” 12 percent

(4) “Forrest Gump,” 11 percent

(1) “The Princess Bride,” 7 percent

Note: A total of 26 different movies, including the aforementioned four, received at least one championship vote from both men and women. The most commonly agreed upon movies between the genders were “Forrest Gump,” “Gone with the Wind” and “Wizard of Oz.”


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