Re: the hunt

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Posted by Joe Hinson on December 22, 1997 at 09:41:32:

In Reply to: the hunt posted by Jo's LOTM husband on December 21, 1997 at 23:43:31:

I did not consider the opening scenes of the movie realistic. (I know I might be opening up a can of worms with the animal rights enthusiasts) First off, I am unaware of a technique of running down your prey like a Watusi warrior unless your goal was to drive a herd over a cliff. A human is not fast enough to run down an Elk in heavy timber.

I also had misgivings on the opening scene, but after discussing it with some of my living history friends we decided that the dynamic duo +one were not running down the Elk as much as they were cutting off the escape of the Elk. We hashed out this scenerio: the Elk was spotted earlier headed in a certaain direction, our heroes take a short cut through the valley to head him off and ambush him (as you said), when they get near the Elk picks up their scent and starts to run ( the scene of his head rising, casting about and the gears revving up joined the many others on the cutting room floor), then we see our hunters poised on the side of the small dale waiting for the Elk to thunder by. BLAMM ! "Forgive us brother."
: You said ; In the opening scenes so much noise was being made it would sent all the game running for cover.
Funny, when I first saw the film in surround sound, I was taken by how quiet they were, running full tilt through the woods like that. It just goes to show how differently people perceive the same thing.

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