Posted by Gayle on July 14, 1998 at 09:43:21:
In Reply to: Re: American Heros posted by Bill R on July 14, 1998 at 09:09:52:
: : Taking LOTM as a true stand-alone classic (forget the Cooper connection), was the Hawkeye character successful enough that we would urge Mann to create a rousing sequel with further adventures of this American hero?
: I think so. Who would you suggest as the lead? hehe
: Are you suggesting that the Leatherstocking tales be done in
: Bill R
No, I'm talking about LOTM without the Cooper connection. The LOTM story can stand by itself. What I have in mind is how well Hawkeye captured the imagination of the American public as a hero worth seeing again. Just as an example, the Tarzan movies went on and on and on, even after Hollywood started casting the role with pretty boys like Lex Barker and Ron Ely - the character and adventures of Tarzan were strong enough to keep the American public coming back for more. Many other character roles have been taken up like that - Daniel Boone, James Bond, many cowboy heros like Roy Rogers and The Lone Ranger, etc. So could Mann capitalize on the immense appreciation for Hawkeye and create further movies around the characters of Hawkeye and Chingachgook?
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