Posted by RR on March 23, 1998 at 05:30:03:
In Reply to: Re: re. Books from an Indian perspective posted by Bill R on March 22, 1998 at 21:27:46:
: I would tend to agree that the movie (LOTM) is not to be taken as gospel as to events, accoutrements, history or people of that time. Mann took a lot of license. He was not even particulary true to Cooper's book. But it is a great movie in my opinion anyway, as I love seeing any kind of film on this era, and the movie was....to may way of thinking now....more a love story set in period times than a period film with two people who fell in love.
: Bill R
Good Morning Bill,
I agree with your sentiments on the movie. LOTM, in my opinion was a "love story" set during the F & I war. This, I believe, was done for box office appeal. A story about a war would not have pulled in the "female" population. Please I am not stero-typing women here! I know that some of us are very interested in history.
When I watch this movie, Cora and Hawkeye are what I see. To me they are the story - the war is extra. You could pull Cora and Hawkeye's story out of this era and place it into any other period of time and it would still be just as powerful.
Thinking about shades of pink, RR
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