Posted by Mike Zeares on October 31, 1997 at 02:57:22:
In Reply to: Re: Alice, Magua, Uncas... posted by Myrrh on October 30, 1997 at 10:20:57:
: Points VERY well taken, Maggie. I think I agree. I believe there is real consternation under that stony facade. He seems confused and angry for a fleeting moment there, then reverts almost instantaneously to dismissing both the person and the event.
: I think, before she jumped, when he looked into that face beaming with transcendental strength, he thought maybe she was worth having after all, and beckoned her back. When she jumped, it was the ultimate insult, the ultimate rejection to him, and you're right, he couldn't comprehend it, probably didn't want to either. Even if he felt a second's admiration for her (and I think that's possible), his only way to deal with it (and save face) was to dismiss her immediately.
What is astounding is how Wes Studi conveyed all that with just minor adjustments in facial expressions. The Academy should be tarred and feathered for not awarding him the Best Supporting Actor Oscar.
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