Re: Jack Winthrop

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Posted by Myrrh on October 24, 1997 at 17:18:40:

In Reply to: Jack Winthrop posted by Joy on October 24, 1997 at 16:17:09:

: Here's one character we haven't discussed. I liked this guy alot. To me, he represents the time to come for the colonists in another 20 years or so - the Revolution. "Does the rule of English law no longer govern? Has it been replaced by absolutism?!"

I agree with you, Joy. I really liked Jack, and felt, as you did, that he symbolized the coming disenchantment of colonials with their English governors. He's developed just enough pluck and gumption, living on the frontier, that he now sees the impracticality and basic dishonesty of the aloofness of English sovereignty, and now he chafes under that yoke! He gave a fine performance. I liked the way his accent was a blend of old and can hear a tiny bit of England and lots of New World in there -- almost sounds Brooklynesque at times!

I think his part was one of the anchor points of the film.


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