Re: Massacre Scene Question??

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Posted by Katherine on August 03, 1998 at 07:59:14:

In Reply to: Massacre Scene Question?? posted by ann on August 03, 1998 at 07:49:07:

: Sarah's comment in her "why we can't watch" post below about Uncas' look at Alice in his final scene, brought to mind another thought I've had about the massacre scene.

: Why didn't Michael Mann have Uncas rather than Chingachgook(Yeah!..believe I spelled it correctly:o) help Alice escape from the massacre?? would have been oh so much more romantic if he had.....he seems to deliberately keep the focus off the relationship between the younger couple.

: The hopeless romantic.....ann

Yes I am in total agreement. I just bought the LOTM (unfortunately only the pan and scan version but I will get the other version as well) Anyways I watched the massacre scene again and I thought also it be so heroic and romantic for Uncas to rush over and save Alice as Hawkeye went and saved Cora. A lot of times it seemed the script called for Uncas to hold back behind Hawkeye and behind Chingachgook. It has bothered me. They should have given Uncas more opportunities to rush to Alice's aid.


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