Posted by MMMMarcia on April 11, 1999 at 16:49:58:
In Reply to: Re: FYI: upcoming movies posted by Champ on April 11, 1999 at 15:50:10:
: havent had a chance to see the movie yet, but I treasure the book by Forrest Carter.
: Reminds me of my own relationship growing up with my Grandfather [the bond between the two, & being tought the ways of the mountain folk ;-) ]...
: I heard they took alot of *liberties* with the story...
Hi, Champ! Haven't read the book, but I've heard it's excellent. The movie was really a sweet story, and I enjoyed it, though it may have been a lot different from the book. I'd recommend the film, as Chris did, as it has touching tale to tell, for sure. I just kept wishing the little boy acted as well as he looked. He was definitely a cutie, but not as natural as the little girl he befriended. That little girl could really act!
The relationship with his grandparents was very moving. If you had that kind of relationship with yours, how wonderful for you, and what special memories you must have.
Think I'll get the book...I'm curious now to see how it compares to the film. Chris, have you read it?
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