Posted by Myrrh on October 05, 1997 at 11:50:28:
In Reply to: Re: LOTM vs. RHPS.......or another idea! posted by Kiki on October 05, 1997 at 01:08:24:
Hi, Kiki. Glad you also would like to see a director's cut.
[You wrote: "...One scene in LOTM that I always questioned is when the group arrives just outside the fort at night. Uncas turns around and sees Mohawk (I think) coming up behind them."]
I believe they were Huron. It's hard to keep the players straight sometimes!
["Next thing we know the group is in a canoe with Nathaniel in the water leading them to the fort's side door. What happened in between?"]
That particular leap wasn't a difficult one for me. I just assumed Uncas' sighting of the Huron approaching from behind made them skedaddle down into the river and across to the fort - they had no place else to go!
But there are some other points I wish I had more info on. For instance, somewhere in the script pages of this site, an explanation is mentioned of why/how Uncas got his side/abdomen cut so that Cora had to doctor him. I can't recall now what the explanation was, but apparently, it was obvious in the original script.
And I'm really intrigued by the idea that Cora and Nathaniel do a bunch of talking in the final scene after Chingachgook pays tribute to Uncas.
["I have a feeling we would have a snowball's chance of anything more happening with this film, but there's always hope!"]
YES, there is most definitely always hope, and we must think that way. Individual people like you and I CAN affect action and movement, because when it all comes down to it, we are ALL individual people, even the directors and studio execs, and there's some level on which we are all just feeling, caring people with more in common than we think. And in this case, one thing we have in common is a love for this work of art.
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