Posted by Ayesha on July 14, 1998 at 12:41:49:
In Reply to: Re: Uncas/Cora, continued... posted by Ellen on July 14, 1998 at 10:59:06:
: : I thought I'd start a new thread with this part of the thread below on mixed relationships.
: : Myrrh wrote:
: : Thanks for the thought-provoking discussion. (Lest we forget...this ties in with LOTM because of the mixed-race relationship
: : originally depicted in the book, between Cora and Uncas, and you guys were discussing how that would have been constructed
: : for an audience today. so there! And by the by, I'm not averse to IMAGINING a Cora/Uncas relationship depicted on film --
: : even if it would never be made in Hollywood! Somehow I think Cora would have to be played by someone else, though. Either
: : that, or Eric would need to become extremely self-assured in his love scenes! But then, we've never actually SEEN him do a
: : love scene, so how would we know? --oh, this is a whole other topic, sorry. I can't seem to stay out of that realm!)
: : Myrrh
: : Mmmh, y-e-s, imagination works quite well for that, no problem. So, you think Madeleine as Cora is too strong or dominant to fit with Uncas? I don't know... I can imagine him being self-assured, seductive, sensual enough to make a good pair with her. Or, who else would you suggest?
: : Petra
: Okay call me totally stupid, but I have not read the book...Uncas and Cora were together in the book?
Hi Myrrh and Petra,
Unfortunately the relationship between Alice & Uncas was never taken to it's depth. I feel that if given more time to the developing relationship in the film we could have experienced Alice growing into strength and more inner beauty as she learned more about Uncas and his ways. Maybe his love & passion would have grown even more for Alice in his appreciation of her growth as a stronger woman. But alas we were not given the opportunity to experience that growth with them. I do feel that at the end of the film she had developed a quiet inner strength that was demonstrated in her choice to follow her lover to his death.
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