Posted by Jo on October 10, 1997 at 00:12:20:
In Reply to: Re: Trivia posted by Marie on October 09, 1997 at 20:22:27:
: I've thought about this, and the most logical answer is that they sold or traded the horse to someone who was at the gathering at Cameron's the next morning. If they left it with John and Alexandra then it was taken by the war party during the raid on the cabin soon after. But, as you know, the war party was moving fast, and horses are too easy to track. They can be heard for miles.
This sounds pretty good to me also, however; I figured they may have not actually had the goods or bulk of them, anyway, at that gathering as, even if the footage ended up on the floor, there was no real sequence where a trading may have fit in between cooking food, drafting a militia and playing lacrosse. I always felt the horse/pelts were left at Cameron's Cabin (which is why our threesome showed up in the first place) while the boys went on a stroll for more pelts, ran across the war party, followed it and got into a rescue mode. They were headed back to Cameron's cabin with their rescued; they must have felt it a safe place. (Plus to winter anywhere would require a bit of money/trading); but, I always assumed the war party "dealt with" the horse/pelts as they did the house.
There is also the other scenario that the horse was only in that scene to establish what these guys really did when they weren't on rescue missions, with no real intentions, on the part of the director/script writers, to really deal with it later.
Or, the horse just got left behind like the second bedroll......
Or, the continuity person forgot about it like the earring on the wrong side (or a transposed negative)(Uncas' close up shot on the river walk)...
What do you think, Joe?
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