Monday, April 16, 2012

N Is For Natty

I remember going to see, in the actual movie theater no less!, the movie The Journey of Natty Gann.  I was in love.  I loved Natty, with her flat cap and boys clothes and her rough and tumble ways.  It was the first movie I saw John Cusack and as previously posted here, I love him.

I had the movie poster on my wall and I dreamed of Harry calling me 'Kid'.....so when I saw the movie on VHS years ago, I bought it.  I've watched it, I've shared it with my sisters, but apparently I've never shared it with my kids.

Last Saturday was a quiet day and since I was ironing, I asked the kids if they'd watch a movie with me and they said yes, so I popped my old favorite in and I told them to get ready for a heart warming movie.....

Which, of course, they did not find all that heart warming!  They said the wolf was super scary, Natty was only about 12 years old to Harry's 20, and the whole depression thing was sad.

Huh.  I still love it!

Although, it did seem like the kids are right about one part.  The wolf was a bit of a stalker.  And by his example you learn that  if you stalk a girl, give her dead rabbits, and growl menacingly, you will win the girls heart!


17 comments:

  1. Great N post and word. Enjoyed the read.

    Yvonne.

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  2. Oh I hate it when "they" don't love the things you love. I don't think I have ever seen that movie, or least that I remember. May have to look it up and watch.

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    1. It's funny because my son hates it when I don't like a movie he loves, but the same is not reciprocated!

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  3. Loved Natty Gann! And John Cusack. Did you ever see the TV movie The Orphan Train? I still remember it clearly - they put a bunch of orphans on the train out East somewhere and then sent them west where various families would come look them over and decide whether to take them in or not - but only saw it the one time. I'd like to see it again to figure out why it stuck so hard in my brain.

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    1. I thought I'd seen that movie, but a quick google search proves I have not. I know I read a book about the orphan trains and the idea of being separated from my sisters really upset me.

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  4. I've never seen Natty Gann but I know the feeling of being excited over something and all you get in return are blank stares. I get this when I talk about insects. (:

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    1. My kids usually reserve it for old musicals or Conway Twitty music!

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  5. I've never heard of Natty Gann - - I feel guilty saying that :) I'll have to look for it!

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    1. I think part of why I loved it is because we never went to the movies. It was so exciting and to get a movie poster too! It was a red letter day!

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  6. John Cusack was adorable .. and they were only four years apart .. except, I suppose it really is creepy when he was 19 and she was 15 .. yeah.. icky.

    Still. The wolf is adorable.

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    1. I love the wolf, but both of my teenagers were not cool with a wild animal taking care of a girl! Weird!

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  7. I've never seen the movie--which is weird cuz I'm a pretty rabid Cusack fan. Daughter-Only is a big fan of his and we were just talking today about having a Cusack marathon. Will have to add this title.

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