Posted by Soldier #2 on October 23, 1997 at 05:30:23:
In Reply to: Re: breeches posted by John on October 23, 1997 at 03:20:47:
: :: I'm impressed. That was really very clever of Mann.
: :: In retrospect,the surrealistic movement of those dancers really keyed that scene in my subconscious, much more effectively than had Cora and Hawkeye simply made contact with dead space or pretty scenery between them.
: :: Mann obviously gave a lot of thought to the matter of exactly how he was going to tell this tale, and it paid off handsomely on the screen.
: :: Now, tell me -- is this forbidden knowledge going to dampen the emotional impact of that scene the next time we view it?
It very well could. For me, the movie is nothing more than a collection of different filming scenes. Even today I can't find the emotion that most of you feel. The only emotion ,I guess, I feel is pride and sadness. To see the scenes of natures beauty and know that it is my own backyard. To know that I have explored all of it and seen it first hand. To live off it and to be one with it. The sadness come when I think of what it was like to have lived in 1757. How I wish I could have been here Then. To know that modern roads and houses will/are dotting the hill sides. It is also sad it think of the people who have not had the chance to experience it at all or without the comforts of modern tents, campers, lanterns, and 12 volt microwaves.
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