Posted by Jo on August 25, 1997 at 11:12:48:
In Reply to: Re: Poor Alice! posted by Marcia Meara on August 25, 1997 at 10:28:29:
: Jo...ACK! I forgot to look!!!
Forgot to look??? This is the second time I have seen it on TV. I didn't tape the first time it was on as I assumed it would just be a cut-up version ( a friend of mine had seen it on an airplane in-flight movie - when I asked him how could they show all the graphic scenes, he said it was heavily edited...) but this time I also taped it. The sounds/sound track were different, and it was very interesting to see how many things were able to be heard or not heard this time around. I definately heard the "sudden-like" as you did (although I had figured he said it all along anyway) but I also heard pretty well the phrase "get down" by Uncas during the falls scene, which, on my VHS copy is not at all clear. (I guess this will become his last words but not, as the trivia question goes, his last question!!! so our friend is partially right....) As the tv version was not a letterbox as my VHS movie, it was interesting to see the way the camera chose to pan towards what it saw as the important item/people in the scene as opposed to the letterbox which shows the whole scene with everyone/thing included. I wish I had recorded the first time out on TV showing, I suppose this might be the same as last night, however. Did anyone see any differences? I have to check my VHS version, but beyond the added battle sequence (which were great)(saw all the soldiers running down the hill) it seemed to me that there were times that Chingachgook was shown that I don't recall as seeing (during the lake/guiding the canoe to the fort comes to mind) but I might have been looking at DDL so much (not hard to do!!!) that I hadn't noticed. I did keep track of the bedrolls to see if I saw anything to change my mind, but I didn't, Marcia. However, Gretchen was very close. I might check out the canoe scene again. I also, as the TV version seems so much lighter/brigher than my VHS version (does anyone else notice this or is it my imagination?)(turning on the brightness knob with my VHS copy only gives an artifical light to it) saw another trivia question....)
I want to thank Richard/Mohican Press again for maintaining this site; and to his family for giving him the time. I don't watch much TV and might have missed the viewing, but my husband saw a commercial for it (the in the caves "I will find you..." scene which he immedialey went into his take on the scene, as he would see it, but he did alert me to it..) (he is also a good sport). So thanks for the notice on the TV showing. I also especially enjoyed to river walk scenes after seeing the new photos posted on the sight. Wish they were in the book! (WHich, if anyone out there doesn't have is great... order one)
I left this sight for a while and it was great to see all the new postings... I have read all the postings on this sight for a long time before I actually posted anything myself. I am sure there a more like myself.
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