An Awakening!

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Posted by Ann Corrigan on July 19, 1998 at 12:41:03:

As a newbie to the LOTM phenomenon, had to make a few comments.

Back in '92 when the movie premiered, I watched my husband & 22 yr old son drive off on their way to our local mall theatre. I thought to myself "don't males ever get enough of these bloody epics?"

A week ago I finally saw LOTM for myself. Realize now that it is more than the average shoot 'em up & scalp 'em movie. The latter was the reason for my strong aversion to most similar movie themes. I just didn't appreciate the "scalping" thingie.

Must admit that the admirable attempt to keep the facts as close as possible to historical truth is the reason for my sudden interest in the written chronicles of that time in american history.

Being a resident of central Pennsylvania, surrounded by woods, mountains & vegetation almost identical to that in LOTM, had made me personally identify with the film. Suddenly, when I hear the nearby town names Shenandoah, Tamaqua or the rivers Susquehanna, Schuylkill(all closeby) they bring thoughts of what life might have been like in this area 300 yrs ago. Even the chirping sounds of our local birds have more meaning.

As a history buff, The Last of the Mohicans is one of, if not the best portrayal of a particular period that I've seen & enjoyed in a motion picture.

In fact, during our annual trip to the No. Carolina coast this year, we've planned a side excursion to the western part of the state to see for ourselves those gorgeous vistas in the film.


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