Natalie Wood Movies & a Tribute
Natalie Wood Was a Star!
I remember exactly where I was when I heard that goddess Natalie Wood had drown near Santa Catalina Island, California. I was at my mothers, in her room where we were all sitting around watching TV. It was stunning to hear of such a loss. Why? I kept asking and still do. I could not believe that it was called an accidental drowning, this woman who was afraid of the water, no it made no sense. Now the case has been re-opened.. FINALLY!
This lens is more about the movies she made though, and I guess how they affected me personally, because oh my they did. Natalie Wood represented so many things to me as a young girl trying to discover who I was. She answered some of those questions of insecurities within a time where a girl would be labeled as bad for barely nothing at all, only being normal.
I went to see West Side Story FIVE times. I guess I loved it. I saw Splendor in the Grass as many times as well. Both of those movies require a "full" box of Kleenex.
Some of her other movies were notable too of course, Miracle on 34th Street, From Here to Eternity, Rebel Without a Cause, Gypsy, Love with the Proper Stranger, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, the list goes on.
Natalie Wood was a STAR.
TURN ON THE MUSIC of West Side Story
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Remembering Natalie Wood I post this poem of mine
I Will Measure Happiness With My Eyes Closed
Maybe we can just stop
and start all over again.
And I won't ask you
if it's OK.
I won't ask anyone at all.
I will step out into that outside world
and hold a victory march
past all my false starts.
Camille and Lily
will meet me
and let me mend
my stolen heart.
I must admit it
in the end
that fantasy and pretend
cannot outlive the wounded lark.
Only wilting flowers
would understand that poem.
A poem considered
one who would close up
and visit no one
go no where at all
like words gathered
resembling leaves in the fall.
If you see that sparrow
Remind her I am still waiting
and tell her to find me.
A feather in the skyline
tell her too
to send me her poems
when she feels empty.
those who still measure happy
if there is some kind of code
or justified routine
that meets that channel.
Maybe happiness is over rated.
Darkness requires a lot of alone time.
All my cruelties
so sincerely sorry.
Twas not till this moment
that I understood the consequence
of such failures.
Stopped only by me
with only me to blame
and like any delicate flowers I have known
I fold their wings gently
wishing I could dismiss it all
but of course
Despite my efforts to see at times
I am left with the blindness of sight.
How far can I reach?
How much can be felt?
I am not sure.
But I will consider the day
measure it all with my eyes closed
Camille and Lily
and my fingertips
will measure my way
by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen
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A scene from Splendor in the Grass
West Side Story and Splender in the Grass
Splendor in the Grass was also a play and of course West Side Story has been sung and done many times. We adore our love stories don't we? Especially the tragic ones that require a full box of Kleenex.
Splendour in the Grass by William Wordsworth
"Splendor in the Grass"
What though the radiance
which was once so bright
Be now for ever taken from my sight,
Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendor in the grass,
of glory in the flower,
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind;
In the primal sympathy
Which having been must ever be;
In the soothing thoughts that spring
Out of human suffering;
In the faith that looks through death,
In years that bring the philosophic mind.
-- William Wordsworth
TH IMAGE IS OF A LITTLE WATERCOLOR BY ME, KATHY OSTMAN-MAGNUSEN It is just a little watercolor sketch really but seems appropriate for this lovely little poem by Wordsworth.
A Tribute to Natalie Wood
West Side Story Quote About Prejudice
The part of Maria in West Side Story was played by Natalie Wood in the movie. It was a love story but also about prejudice, preconceived opinions not based on reason or actual experience. It is the way we have been raised or what we blindly believe about another human being. This quote in the movie is significant to that.Maria: All of you! You all killed him! And my brother, and Riff. Not with bullets, or guns, with hate. Well now I can kill, too, because now I have hate!
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Natalie Wood Quotes
A lot changed when I had Natasha. I'm a survivor.
Almost every girl falls in love with the wrong man, I suppose it's part of growing up.
At night, when the sky is full of stars and the sea is still you get the wonderful sensation that you are floating in space.
For the first time I feel an inner emotional security. There is reality and dependability. My life revolves around Richard and the baby.
From ages 10 to 12 or so, I barely remember anything.
I couldn't even go to the bathroom alone. My mother or a social worker always went with me.
I didn't know who the hell I was. I was whoever they wanted me to be.
I didn't like children. I didn't think of myself as a child. I didn't like any of the things other children were interested in.
I never knew motherhood could be so truly gratifying until I had Natasha.
I never saw film stars at home. We had no maid, no cook, no swimming pool.
I saw my parents as gods whose every wish must be obeyed or I would suffer the penalty of anguish and guilt.
I thought it was a wonderful line - right on the cutting room floor.
I was so overprotected, I used to think I was as delicate as people said I was.
I was so young, and making movies, going to the studio every morning at dawn was magic.
I'm just going to have to grow old, because I'm too terrified to have anything done.
I'm not very bright about money. I'm not domestic either. If I don't learn how to cook, maybe I won't have to.
I've been terrified of the water, and yet it seems I'm forced to go into in on every movie that I make.
If I didn't believe in what I'm doing, I'd rather go to work in a dime store.
My friends seem much more excited about my doing Anastasia than Brainstorm... and to tell you the truth, I feel the same way.
My mother used to tell me, No matter what they ask you, always say yes. You can learn later.
An Interview With Natalie Wood
The Most Important Thing
Appreciate your life! Sing~ Dance~ Love