Posted by Kiki on October 01, 1997 at 11:04:16:
In Reply to: Re: Brothers posted by Marcia on September 30, 1997 at 20:43:00:
: : Can anyone else think of any little scenes or nuances that demonstrated their closeness? I'm blanking out right now...
: : Myrrh
: Well, there's always the scene in Cameron's cabin, when Hawkeye thrusts the Cameron's son at Uncas, and states that they are going to Kain-tuck-ee to find a Delaware woman for Uncas who will tell him "You are the One!" and bear him many children! I always liked the joking between them then, and the way Uncas laughs when Hawkeye tells the British soldier "I don't call myself subject to much at all!" Then they just give each other a glance & take off to play the game...it seemed to me that throughout all of the scenes at the Cameron's, we were seeing that they were close, and enjoyed joking with each other.
: Then, when Hawkeye is arrested in the night, he tells Chingachgook & Uncas, flat out (as we say down here), that he loves them both. And, of course, when Hawkeye runs out from the cleft in the rock, and sees Uncas falling to his death...there's such anguish on his face and in his voice, as he cries out "UNCAS!" Only the look of pain and rage on Chingachgook's face as he races after Magua surpasses it.
: I have always felt that the brothers had a very strong bond with each other, and with their father. It is one of the things I really love about the story.
:I'm new to the site but have a comment about the relationship between Uncas, Nathaniel and Chingachook. It's obvious from the beginning of the film it's an unbreakable bond, but one more example is after the three have left the cave through the waterfall. Mann focuses on Magua taking those left in the cave captive, but then directs us to the river where Uncas and Nathaniel help Chingachook out of the rapids. Even when all three are safely resting on the rock, they have their arms around each other, and I believe even Nathaniel is resting his head on Uncas leg or lap. You could never accuse these men of being "girly", and yet there is obviously a loving bond between all of them. Let me also add I'm so happy to find fans who are as touched by this film as I am. Looking forward to conversing with all of you.
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