Posted by Alysha on June 15, 1998 at 19:29:55:
In Reply to: Re: the Alice/Uncas, Hawkeye/Cora debate... posted by caitlin on June 15, 1998 at 01:23:39:
: : Their relationship as portrayed in this film only works because I WANT to believe that A. and U. felt a strong attraction for each other, to the point of giving up their lives for the love they NEVER HAD (!?!). It's tough for me to swallow, but I do it! They should have at least had a significant TOUCH followed by a look, or SOMETHING, to establish a romantic connection.
: : Anyway, in sum, Hawkeye and Cora's thang was much more compelling, while I WANTED Uncas' and Alice's to be JUST as compelling, but have to use a whole lot of imagination to make it so.
: : Love,
: : Myrrh
: I must say, nothing like a good conversational topic such as this to get the juices going in anticipation for the Gathering! Don't know about you gals, but I'll be looking around each corner for Uncas (just my preference) or Hawkeye to just jump out to save me. :-D
: I actually appreciate everything said so far... but I believe Myrrh has said it best... its beautifully obvious between Hawkeye and Cora, but thank Gawd for our imagination when it comes to the relationship ~beyond~ between Alice and Uncas.
: I felt their romantic connection...the protective grab in the graveyard, the look at the falls, the chivarly..etc.
: Aw, heck... now you've got me started.
: Cold shower....
I think Caitlin hit the nail on the head. You do have to use your imagination on the Uncas/Alice romance(?). I go back again and again to the scenes she mentions to find at least a little spark on Alice's part. Did Uncas get his wound protecting her before they entered the fort? How was that played out? And at Cameron's Cabin, why was John's wife interested in Uncas' marital status(or lack thereof)? Hmmmmm! He seemed more upset than either Hawkeye or Chingachgook, when he discovers her lifeless body after the raid at the cabin. Just more things to wonder about!! Alysha
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