Saturday, May 7, 2011
Jil Caplan - Nathalie Wood
A devoted Natalie Wood fan from France emailed me this video with hopes
we will soon be able to make a difference in the closed Natalie Wood case.
He reminded me of the line in West Side Story: "today, all day I had the feeling a miracle would happen... I know now I was right."
He wished me and all blog followers the best, and also presented this French tribute to Natalie, saying it's probably the only eponymous song in the world dedicated to Natalie Wood.
He says the song was released in the 90's; "it was a great hit in France and it really helped introduce Natalie to the young folks. The song is not really about her life; it's more about someone comforting a girlfriend who's having a bad time and who identifies herself with Natalie Wood. This is a rough translation of the chorus:
"and you watch Natalie Wood... and you watch Natalie Wood...in Splendor in the Grass...In a game there's always a loser, but you don't really look like her, even if you have this liking for despair deep inside, just like Natalie Wood... like Natalie Wood..."
I thank him for sharing, and for caring. Natalie was adored around the world and when I had
said many times that her death sent shockwaves around the world, it is a literal comment.