Re: What did they say????

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Posted by ann on August 02, 1998 at 10:22:03:

In Reply to: Re: What did they say???? posted by Sarah on August 02, 1998 at 07:10:06:

: : Hi, Ann...yes, some of the very lines you mention were troubling to me, too, the first 30 or 40 times I watched the movie. But after the 100th time or so, I finally figured out MOST! ;o) The "say nothing to Alice" line I always heard, but I never heard Uncas say "Get back!" when he pulls Alice from the edge of the falls until I adjusted the background sound on our speakers & pumped up the dialog a bit.

: : One line that always confused me was Hawkeye's while arriving at the fort when he calls up to Jack on the ramparts...for the longest time, I kept thinking he was saying "It's torture, Jack!"...which of course, made no sense at all. Finally, I realized it was "Need to talk to you, Jack!" Imagine my surprise, therefore, to find out Ilse also had thought he was saying "It's torture..." hehehe...even in Holland, that line must have sounded strange.

: : But I still think the best one was Mary's interpretation of Duncan's final line as, "My corns hurt, Sir...take her and get out!" A year later, I'm still laughing about that one! And (though I hadn't come up with anything nearly that funny) I had a trouble with that same line for months before realizing he was saying "My compliments, Sir...take her and get out!" Poor Duncan and his soon-to-be-roasted corns!!(Of course, it could be argued that Duncan's final line was actually, "Aaaaaaaagggggggggghhhhh!" but that would be TACKY, and thus, WAY beneath Mighty Mohican Mama Marcia!)

: : MMMMarcia
: ________
: THANK YOU! The one line Hawkeye replies to Jack at the fort was the one I couldn't come CLOSE to figuring out. Thank you for clarifying for me.

: BTW, I thought Waddington was BRILLIANT the way he did those Aaaaaaaaagggghhhhhs. It makes my flesh creep, and I can't remember feeling anyone's physical pain as I do in those few shots!

: Cheers,
: Sarah

Hi Sarah,

It's true testament to an actor's dramatic abilities, when we feel our "flesh creep" in the way you describe. In fact, this is the one scene where my squeamishness, not only causes me to close my eyes, but in addition I push the "mute" button & then try to time a peek just as Hawkeye aims his musket. There are 5 scenes in LOTM where I go thru these "creep" avoidance techniques:o):the ambush in the woods, the massacre, Duncan's Barbeque & Uncas' & Magua's deaths. The expectation in '92 that these sort of "realistic" scenes were probably in the movie, caused me to avoid viewing it at all. Little did I know that the quality of story, actors, soundtrack, directing, etc. would make it enjoyable entertainment despite the "blood & guts" moments.....ann

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