Posted by Gayle on April 17, 1998 at 07:34:23:
In Reply to: Re: Favorite Movies posted by Joe Hinson on April 16, 1998 at 18:26:05:
: It was "Pathfinder" a sequel to LOTM, it was terrible.....
: I have mentioned this movie before , please don't rent it... *S* IT SUX!
: Rent "Drums along the Mohawk"
: "Northwest Passage"
: even the "Deerslayer" With Steve Forrest
: It was at least trying to be true to the story....
: Joe Hinson
: Sgt. Bratton's Regt.
: Somewhere near Yorkville,Charlottetown
: on the Catawba
: Apr. 1780
To your IT SUX list, I would add the book "Song of the Mohicans". It is appropriately included in Bantam Books' library of Paperbacks for the Literarily Challenged. It amazes me how many attempts have been made to write stories or make movies based on the Leatherstocking Tales, and how few come even close to what Cooper had in mind. Nonetheless, I still think the value of the continuing efforts is in the joy and imaginative involvement for everyone in playing with the characters and the stories. Whether the movies and literary sequels are valid or not is not really the point, I guess. Die-hard Cooper traditionalist as I am, I love the way people are still fascinated with his concepts.
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