Posted by Frannie on September 09, 1997 at 16:02:59:
In Reply to: Re: Alice was no weakling. posted by Myrrh on September 09, 1997 at 13:58:12:
: : Also, some trivia ... in the Cameron cabin, Uncas mentions a five mile field, Joseph Brandt's field. Isn't this the name of his character in another film? (One which I cannot find!)
: : Coleen
: Yes, Coleen, he plays Chief Joseph Brandt in The Broken Chain, which I believe was a Turner production. He did a good job, too, and it's a very interesting story about the mixing of cultures, and choosing sides in conflict. It's a true story. It is ironic that he says that line in LOM.
: I never did understand what the lines meant, though. "Mohawk field was file mile long in the river." What does that mean??
I also saw The Broken Chain and thought Eric did a fine job in the role of Joseph Brandt. It seems Brandt lived in the same time period as the characters in LOTM. I don't think that Brandt was a chief when Uncas would have spoken the line, but sometimes movies with overlapping time periods don't always jive.
I thought the line was "Mohawk field was five mile long on the river" and meant that the Mohawks occupied an area five miles long alongside the river (?).
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