Posted by Myrrh on January 27, 1998 at 16:15:47:
In Reply to: Re: Daniel Day Lewis, Eric Schweig, Talent posted by Carmen on January 27, 1998 at 11:01:49:
Loved your MEANINGFUL posts, both Bill and Carmen!
Bill said, in part:
"[Eric]...plays the Native American with style and honesty and sensitivity...but there is a bigger talent under there and I hope those who direct and cast continue to recognize it and develop it. He strikes me as a very intelligent and sensitive man, with many sides to his personality, but is always true to what he is at any given moment. I wanna see MORE of this man!! Period film or not. Though, I think, he has done as much or more for the cause of the Native American as Russell Means has, but in his own way. A quieter way. One that may have a better chance of reaching Americans and changing paradigms than a strident tone would."
It makes my heart glad to hear people so pleased with Eric. As many ladies here can attest, the man touches us in a special way...we see something in him, as you do, Bill (though maybe shaded just a tad differently, due to our sex). In any event, he's a special person.
I like the way Carmen summed it up:
"Eric was absolutely wonderful in Broken Chain, delicate and convincing as Viet-vet in Pontiac Moon;
mean, scaring and a bit
self-ironic in Tom & Huck, "ferocious" as needed in Dead Man's Walk, sweet and tender in Follow the
River and Red River."
He did indeed portray all those things. He's got something inside that expresses itself in a blend of strength, tenderness and special awareness. He's a jewel---along with every other main character in Mohicans!
One of the reasons the film is so potent (ONE, mind you) is that so many characters have such PRESENCE.
P.S. Carmen, you've seen Red River?? On video or on the big screen?
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