Re: Elk Hunt

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Posted by Jo on October 09, 1997 at 23:44:17:

In Reply to: Elk Hunt posted by Joe Hinson on October 07, 1997 at 15:40:46:

: I have been watching the film again to see some of the things that have been mentioned here, and I have noticed several other things that have not been mentioned. Has anyone else heard the elk bugleing during the chase? It was just before Hawkeye took that giant leap off of the embankment. It is possible I had heard it before and it didn't register,but it was a great touch, very "subtle" Also, all you romantics out there never mention the look Alexandria Cameron gives John at the dinner table that night, there was a lot of meaning in that look and his return look too. The first few times I watched that scene I thought that she had a "Thing" for Hawkeye but after watching it again last night I can see the love she had for John.
: About those bedrolls, this is the only really non-period correct item I saw in the film, they are called "The New-Invented Knapsack of 1776" in my Collector's Encyclopedia of the Revolutionary War, so they wouldn't have had them in 1757.(or they wouldn't have been called "New") Joe

Thank you so much for all the info in the "Even More Mohican Musings" about the bedrolls, or the "ditty bags". (For those of you who have not seen this page, check it out!!!) I do have one more slight question about it; I remember listening to a presentation on Black Powder Shooting given by a gentlemen at my son's Cub Scout Day camp. He had all kinds of muskets, rifles, pistols (excuse me if I didn't name these right); and he also had a bag which held the accouterments for the firearms which he called a "possibilities" bag. Did I hear right? Does this make any sense to you? It was more of a leather pouch than a bedroll type of bag; as Hawkeye, if I remember right, has a leather pouch, I thought that was his "possibilities/ditty" bag. I did ask the Blackpowder gentlemen, (between attending to several eight year old boys) why none of his rifles were as long as the one in LOTM; he stated it was a belief then that the longer barrel gave a more true aim; it was the style then. (Certainly didn't hurt Hawkeye's aim!!!) Anyway, just wondering, and you certainly know more of this than I!!! Figure the green stuff out yet?
Oh, yes, I always thought Alexandria was looking at Uncas, but after repeated viewings and my sister's arguments, we concluded it WAS John she was so lovingly looking at.

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