post LOTM; and PRE-LOTM (again Saturday!)

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Posted by Myrrh on July 08, 1998 at 00:20:13:

In Reply to: Re: post LOTM showing posted by Jo on July 06, 1998 at 08:47:37:

: : I must say: Gosh, it never ceases to amaze me how I still get goosepimples when watching LOTM, even the "sliced-up" version on television.

Ditto, Caitlin! Before the TNT showing, I had just gotten to a point of thinking it was time to "lay off" and get a life or something, but tuned in anyway, of course...and ... boom! It got me again! (And I DO have a life anyway!)

This version wasn't as sliced up as the one they showed a while back on CBS or NBC. THAT was a disaster, in my opinion...they changed dialogue in some cases! Changed what Duncan said to Cora in the girls' quarters at the fort; changed what the Sachem had to say! It was horrible! They also added little sound effects, like enhancing Cora's crying after she sees Alice at the bottom of the cliff. Oh, come on--she did it fine the first time!
No, the TNT one was relatively untouched, with the exception of omitting the sounds of certain whacks in battle, and omitting the removal of Munro's heart (darn!).

: : Is it me or does Cora have a major hair tick? And how well kept.... That must really be a hairbrush in her bodice.... ;-D

Hair tick? What mean you? Like she's obsessed with her hair? It looked awfully nice, even when messy, didn't it? Sort of like Stands With a Fist's hair! Ah, those frontier women and their big hair!

: : (this may be an old question) = in the fort there is a Mister Phelps introduced. Is he just interjected or have I missed something all the while?

I remember thinking that too...but they appeared so familiar, I took for granted Phelps was a friend of the family as well as a compatriot of Munro. I always got the impression Mr. Phelps was sweet on Cora, worshipping from afar, as it were. Anyone else get that impression??

: Still, even after the big screen, its good to see LOTM in all of the many cut up versions.

Agreed, Jo! It's like visiting dear old friends. Looking forward to the next big screen viewing though!! (In the's on TNT again Saturday. I'm sorry they're not showing the letterbox version...but then this is Turner, who colorizes classic B&W films! The "scan and pan" version they're showing cuts off some stuff - like Soldier #2 standing next to Gen. Webb's headquarters cleaning his gun! And a couple of peripheral shots of Uncas. Harumph! There's little enough of him on that screen!)


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