Posted by Marcia on November 10, 1997 at 15:45:54:
In Reply to: Re: Uncas posted by Gretchen on November 10, 1997 at 13:24:21:
: I donno, folks...I'm afraid the illusion of happily ever after would be burst. I guess I should have more faith in Hollywood--after all they wouldn't show what it was REALLY like for Cora after she spent a few years with Hawkeye. Maybe I am a disgruntled old lady but this is how I picture it: Cora, alone, in a backwoods cabin with 6 or 7 children hacking a living out of the wilderness with her own two hands while Hawkeye is off hunting, trapping etc. generally running around and putting those addidas moccasins to good use. Do you all think he would really settle down to a life of farming? (My kids had a day off from school today. Can we all say "mommy needs a drink"?)
I'm with you, Gretchen! I personally don't want a sequel, though I wouldn't mind more stories about different characters in a similar setting/situation. First of all, Hollywood doesn't have a very good track record when it comes to sequels...only a few have ever equalled the original. And why tamper with perfection? This is a good, solid story with a terrific beginning, exciting middle, and powerful conclusion. I say leave it alone, and concentrate on new tales of equal quality.
Oh, and Mommy has my permission to fix herself a large margarita and let Calgon take her away!! ;o)
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