Posted by Susan Houck on June 26, 1997 at 18:50:46:
In Reply to: Re: Hawkeye's posted by Mike Zeares on June 20, 1997 at 23:13:36:
In some (but not all) scenes, Daniel Day-Lewis' accent sounded suspiciously like that of the western NC area in which the movie was filmed. Not New York, but it is one area of America where TV hasn't totally eliminated the "twang" which is a carryover from the Scots-Irish. English, German, and Cherokee descendants still live in the general area. The area in which the fort was located was inhabited by mostly English. Prior to that, the Catawbas used it as a summer hunting ground. Pot shards and arrowheads ( and now pewter soldiers' buttons!) can be found in the area. Likewise, the Southern Eastern British speech patterns remain .
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