Posted by Bill R on July 14, 1998 at 11:46:31:
In Reply to: Re: American Heros posted by Elaine on July 14, 1998 at 09:47:35:
: : 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?
: : Gayle
: Good point! Considering that Hawkeye is THE most popular fictional character in American literature, why not?
: I do realize that many would refuse any Hawkeye other than DDL, though.
*taking a BIG plunge here and sorta disagreeing with Elaine*
He is? When did that happen? I would have thought that Jack Ryan was currently the most popular hero in American fiction these days.....only reason I could think that Hawkeye would be is due to teachers not requiring the Jack Ryan series as reading. But even then, it would be perhaps the number of people who have read the book...as a requirement...than as a true enjoyment of the book itself. I always kinda figured the book had potential
if you could get past the prose and inaccuracies (which a dumb kid of twelve was mostly unable to pick up on until much later).
Nah. Jack Ryan for sure these days. And for my money, Harrison Ford does a great Jack Ryan.
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