Posted by JC on July 21, 1998 at 17:03:04:
In Reply to: Re: Did anyone else notice this? posted by Gayle on July 21, 1998 at 15:14:06:
: : : 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.
Very good point. What confused me was that during the movie it was Chingachgook and Hawkeye that always seemed to speak to each other in Deleware (that was the Native tongue they were using, right?). Then, like you said, at the end it's just Chingachgook and Hawkeye standing there with Cora off to the side and he breaks out into English prayer!! It would have much more authentic and believable for him to speak to the Great Spirit in his Native tongue- I imagine it was the audience that was taken into consideration here and our attention spans.
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