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Posted by L Cohen on August 26, 1997 at 21:43:19:

In Reply to: Re: FAVORITE HAWKEYE MOMENTS posted by nancy on August 26, 1997 at 20:37:45:

: I agree about the waterfall scene where Hawkeye promises to find Cora "no matter how long it takes.. no matter how far". Then they way they look at each other before he runs into the waterfall as if trying to memorize the other's face. A magical moment. A couple more moments that I love.. when they are on their way to the Fort and the spend the night in the forest. When he talks to her about the the moon and the sun and the intimate way he talks to her and the way he looks at her.. he's obviously "making love" to her(in the Victorian sense of the term" Plus the way he lays in the grass and gazes at the stars make you feel how comfortable he is with his life, with the natural world. I thought the physical performance of Daniel Day-Lewis in this film was phenomenal. Not just that he buffed up so well but the way he moved so gracefully and surely through the forest. I loved even watching his back as he ran away from the camera.
: Another favorite moment is at the end of the film when Chingachcook (spelling?) and Hawkeye are gazing out to the horizon and saying goodbye to Uncas. Cora stands respectfully by and then comes up to him and they gaze at each other for the longest time as if silently conversing. Then they both imperceptibly nod to each other. I love that moment, I want to know what they are thinking about their future together. After seeing the film, I longed for another film (I know that's not possible but I can dream.) in which we get to go along as they start their life together. Where do they go. Does Cora abandon her "civilized" life in London and go off with Hawkeye and make beautiful, black haired babies?
: Any thoughts on this anyone?

Hi Nancy,
You echoed my thoughts exactly. This movie is so incredibley
romantic that some scenes just take my breath away. I too would love a "follow-up" movie to see how their life has progressed. I am sure that after all they have been through together they remain together. I just couldn't see DDL in London but I could see Cora "hacking it out of the wilderness" as she says and settling down in a cabin with DDL (making lots of babies, as well) She really seemed to be made of the right stuff for that kind of life and they were such a perfect match for one another. I also loved the scene where he is running through the ambush to get to her, moving heaven and hell, to rescue her. The love they share is so evident there and especially at the waterfall where you can see such pain on his face when he has to leave her. What acting! What romance! What a man! Lynne

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