Further Update: 11:41pm-
Came to check "the hills" :) and i am betting that the spanish flag that is currently showing online is none other than... the fab Mar! Hehe.
Heard Billy Crystal give an interview on Oprah once, she had a topic about fathers as they were celebrating Fathers' day. So Crystal shared some parenting stories and i fell in love with the man right there and then. Eloquent indeed. Funny without a doubt. A little clip introduced us to the wife and daughters - i was impressed. It is a Hollywood family that actually seems to come across as "normal". Might have to check that commentary out.
thanks for visiting btw!
Your description is so vivid I am very moved about this close moment between father and son...how beautiful they could connect...before it was too late, like you said it! I haven't met any person with a famous last name but I have had friends whose parents never thought they were good enough and I know how it hurts, how devastating it is no matter how hard you try and how that worthless feeling can be a shadow during a lifetime... I think about this when talking to my son when I am upset about something he has done/ hasn't done as expected ( I have learned not to be upset many times, it is just unhealthy and it causes wrinkles), I try not to forget he is not done yet, he is still in the process to be a fine young man...
Hugs, dear, have a wonderful day.
Hugs, dear, have a wonderful day.
Very nice story. It does pose a problem to children of these popular people since other people tend to expect more from them being the sons and daughters of famous people.
Certainly I will rent the DVD when it is out in São Paulo. "Tell Them Who You Are" looks and sounds absolutely splendid. Thanks for sharing this!
Just reading about this choked me up. That is a very moving account. Parent child relationships are very complex and I think he was very brave making this and showing it to his father.
Thanks for visiting my blog. I always enjoy your comments. I am much better now and actually have been out and about (weather permitting her in the soggy UK) and when I get time I will share them. I hope you are continuing to feel better too.
Okay, you won me over. I'm going to pop on Netflix and put this movie on my list. Thanks for a wonderful review.
That does sound like a very moving experience, Naomi. It's fortunate that DVDs include the bonus features like that. In years past we'd not have seen these "fillers" that bring so much more to the film experience.
Here's a tissue, dear.
The relationships between parent and child are so complicated. This sounds like a very lovely film.
Oh, loved, loved the opening ceremony at the Olympics.
Thanks for a great tip to a movie I definitely will want to see but might never have heard of otherwise. It reminds me to some degree of 'Searching for Debra Winger' which I very much enjoyed a few years back.
i loved reading this post, naomi. i felt as though i could actually see, hear and feel what you were describing. have a great day! ;)
I've enjoyed the Wexler posts so very much. I could comment on many things but the kicker for me was: "I wish I'd had that with my father..." I'm sooo with you on that one. And more's the pity. We deserved better!
Take care, sweet, sweet friend.
You've described it so well that I want to go out and see the DVD myself! It sounds very intimate and emotional.
Thank you for more information on the film. I am still trying to get it.
As for the house on the hill. That is unbelievable!
Have a wonderful day!
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I like that, Naomi.
I like that a LOT.......
We forget that 'celebs' have lives, families and children, and most of them make the same mistakes we do - just 'bigger'....
Great post, Naomi and thank you so much for sharing it with us. It certainly did sound like a pivotal moment for father and son...and before it was too late.
Thanks for the update on the Emmy Awards you voted on.
Wow what a very special site you have here. Loved the quality of your review. Will check out the movie. I'm calling over from `The Queer Chef'. Have decided to add your link to my site for the moment, best wishes, The Artist
Naomi, you have made it imperative for me to see this DVD and view the extras as well. One of the most profound moments I ever witnessed was watching the Fondas talk about making On Golden Pond. I have to see this one too! Thanks for informing us about it.
Wow I learned so much about these people from your post! Great post!
I told Wendy to give you a hug from me!
How wonderful to know that they had those moments together! That is very touching. Thanks for the follow up Naomi!!
I'm sure it really is difficult to be the the shadow of a "great" parent who is either famous or renowned in some field, especially if you are trying to make it is that same field of work.
It sounds as if the father-son connection and emotion was powerful.
Even though I saw the movie, I want to rent the DVD just for the extras. Here's something that I think you'll enjoy: http://www.tellthemwhoyouare.com/nightline.htm
It's on the movie's website and it's the interview that was on nightline so if you didn't see that interview, you can see it here. Enjoy!
Hi Naomi :)
O boy I got teary just reading that.. It is wonderful that Mark Wexler got such a great acknowledgment from his father, a priceless reward for all his hard work no doubt..
I was very moved by your review of "Tell Them Who You Are." I never really thought about how hard it is to break into showbiz when you have a famous parent. I actually thought it would be easier, but apparently not.
having the last name of a famous parent is never easy. Many children of actors didn't "just make it", they had to work hard to become their own person (as far as studios were concerned) I bet some like Michael Douglas, Kiefer Sutherland, or the Bridges boys could tell you alot about the same subject.
I was born Patty McCormick (actress/ McCormick spices!) when I married I became Patricia Neal (actress).. none of these names helped me at all! lol lol
Did you talk to Wendy yet??? can't wait to read all about it!!
As someone who has had (and still has) a difficult relationship with my father, this was a really beautiful post. Thank you.
I didn't really relate well to my father. Might be interesting to view in that context.
I agree... how can you pit George against pageantry? Makes no sense.
Note for Wendy: Hope the ankle is a-ok. If not, telephone your Dr. and ask if support stockings would help. The silver grey ones would look fab with THE DRESS! Phone Capezio, Danskin and Bloomingdale's to locate them, ask OOL the best way to get them delivered. Also ask her if she knows any ballerinas who might have advice on aching ankles. I hope you don't need this unsolicited advice! It's going to be a wonderful experience, so enjoy!!!
Well you cried watching it and I choked up reading this! It reminded me of writing the essay for my dad that I read on the radio and that he got to read it 4 months before he died.
Sometimes I like the back stories to movies more than the actual movie!
Thanks for sharing this. I enjoyed it very much!
Did I miss the Emmys? I thought it was this weekend.
Wow just wow. I've been close to my mom through the years and am able to tell her pretty much anything on my mind including how much I love her but the scene between Mark and his father that you described has floored me.
Touching post. (blinks back tears)
My father and I once were so close I never thought it would change...but it did and I won't blog about that. Suffice it to say that your post is as moving and so VERY interesting as ever!
I've missed reading you. Had a busy summer. Please note that I consolidated both of my blogs into one new place (with categories for my "organizational needs.") so the link for Green-Eyed Lady is moved and that blog (Good VIbrations is gone). You'll see it if you click on my name on this comment where I also consolidated both of my blog names to avoid confusion so I go by
**SilvermOOn** GEL now and my blog "Shadows in the Moonlight" is located here:
P.S. Billy Crystal is one of my faves.
I am definitely putting this one in my queue!! Thanks, Naomi!
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