Released on September 27, 1985. The things that are shown to happen to Natty happen every day and have been for many many years. Not a single effort was made to present the movie in a decent fashion. The local experts recognized his talents and at the completion of shooting awarded him a handmade throwing ax and target. Since Natty Gann is a 2. Synopsis Natty Gann is a 12-year-old Depression-era girl whose single father leaves her behind in Chicago while he goes to Washington State to look for work in the timber industry. Charlie has nasty burn scars covering one whole side of his face, but he's one of the nicest and most sympathetic adults Natty meets on her journey.
They don't say another word. Meanwhile, Natty has a series of adventures and misadventures in various farmhouses, police stations, hobo camps, reform schools, and boxcars. While there's considerable violence -- from a bloody dog fight to a man who tries to assault Natty when he offers to give her a ride -- the scarier moments aren't portrayed as graphically as they could be. There is a scene where a destitute family are evicted from their home. She sets off alone to follow him across the country. She hops trains, befriends a wolf and a teenage drifter, and after a series of adventures is reunited with her father. She befriends and is befriended by a wolf that has been abused in dog fights, hops a freight train west, and is presumed dead when her wallet is found after the train crashes.
Meanwhile, he makes arrangements with Connie, the shallow and insensitive innkeeper of their rooming-house, so Natty can stay on under Connie's temporary supervision. Natty sets out on foot and sees a company truck pass by loaded with injured men. The picture is extremely soft and grainy, and it feels as if the movie is about twice as old as it really is. So when single dad Sol Gann Wise gets an offer to travel to the state of Washington to work as a logger, he can't possibly afford to refuse even though it means leaving his daughter Natty Salenger behind in Chicago until he can afford to buy her a train ticket to come join him. Even after she sends him off to return with his kind, the end shows he's still watching over her as she and her father reunite. One of the earlier reviews was talking about how all of the bad things that happen to Natty are inappropriate for a disney movie, but I think that those are the things that make this film so great. Along the way she has several adventures and meets up with another runaway named Harry John Cusack.
Natty runs away from the guardian she was left with to follow Dad. All I can say was, it was worth it. The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Costume Design. It's 1935, and with in full sway, finding a job is a matter of life and death. Although her film career since Natty Gann has not been noteworthy, you will always remember her for her unflinching portrayal of Natty Gann. It's about a cross-country adventure and the strength and fun that Natty finds along the way. Les marques citées sur cette page sont la propriété de leurs titulaires.
A brave and resourceful child, Natty begins the epic trip across 1930s America by herself. I definitely recommend seeing this one. . Parents need to know that this movie is set in the Depression and depicts the bleakness of extreme poverty. It looks like an old, worn-out videocassette.
Left alone with only the mean landlady Lainie Kazan who plans to turn her in to social services, Natty decides to find her dad on her own. Le film a été présenté dans le cinéma en. Early in the film we are given the harsh reality of depression era Chicago. A great adventure with a wonderfully tough heroine. Furthermore, the wide photography of the images in nature that play a large role in the film's journey are rendered completely uneffective. After overhearing Connie reporting her as an abandoned child, Natty runs away to find her father on her own, embarking on a cross-country journey riding the rails along with other penniless travelers and hobos. The transfer of this wonderful film is appalling.
In the truck, she glimpses her father. When Natty's father calls Connie, she tells him Natty is gone. Released on video in 1986. In a truly remarkable scene, we see as Sol does, the faces of all those who have lost hope and been beaten down in despair. Journey of Natty Gann is a wonderful movie and is perhaps one of Disney's best.
After being out of work because of the , Sol applies for work as a lumberjack in. It's not about an inner journey, really. Unfortunately, that takes time, and in the meantime everybody but Natty herself starts coming to the conclusion that she's been abandoned. However, to take the job, he must leave on almost no notice on a company bus. The track sounds distant and lacks clarity throughout.
There are digital artifacts and other distracting flaws throughout. There are a number of instances where, if you haven't seen the movie before, you'll have to rewind to hear what was said. Harry may be young, but Cusack gives him the edge of a man aged beyond his years. Production designer Paul Sylbert was called upon to create a vintage Chicago street scene complete with pushcart vendors, a Hooverville consisting of 60 shacks, and an authentic period logging camp. Natty skins a bunny and cooks it. In addition to the human friends she accrues along the way, including vagabond and tough-but-nice juvenile delinquent , Natty is protected on her journey by a friendly wolf actually a dog, but you try training a wolf.
The cast features Meredith Salenger, John Cusack, Ray Wise and Scatman Crothers who all put in terrific performances special mention also goes out to Jed the dog who plays Natty's wolf companion. He is given a week's leave from the lumber company to search through the wreckage for her, but to no avail. Salenger, as Natty, is more than just a teenage actress. It is a gritty, realistic, non sugar coated story. Unable to find Natty before departing, he leaves her a letter promising to send her the fare to join him as soon as he has earned it. Natty Gann is both a period piece which captures the spirit of 1930's America and a coming-of-age adventure story for its title character.