Posted by Marcia on July 21, 1998 at 14:30:30:
In Reply to: Did anyone else notice this? posted by Suzie on July 21, 1998 at 11:24:26:
: Did anyone notice that Chingachgook doesn't speak English during the whole movie, but at the end, when he is praying for Uncas, his prayers are in English. I'm not saying that is wrong, I think that it makes the scene much more powerful when he says the words instead of having them appear on the bottom of the screen, I just thought that was interesting.
Wow, Suzie...as many times as I've watched this movie (don't even ask!) I never thought about that. Us old GGGG's have to have our heads whapped now and again to pick up on even the most obvious details! ;o) Maybe it was thought that the speech was too long for the subtitles...or maybe Michael Mann wanted the words to really stick in our minds. Or maybe he just didn't want the overall beauty of that scene to be spoiled with writing all over the bottom??
What I *can* tell you is that scene was filmed at one of the most beautiful spots I've ever been to in my life. And when you stand there on top of those rocks & look out over that valley, you feel VERY connected to the Great Spirit. The ghost of Chingachgook is everywhere!
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