Posted by ann on August 05, 1998 at 13:21:17:
In Reply to: Hawkeye's Proposal posted by Gayle on August 05, 1998 at 12:46:14:
: Ann -
: I just zipped to the back pages and scanned The Proposal.
: "Will you be my wife?"
: Now there's drama for you! I think Mann was wise to leave it be. Actually, Cooper did a better job on Hawkeye's proposals, but Cooper's Hawkeye freaked out rather disproportionately when he got rejected. There's got to be a middle ground somewhere!
There's another interesting change in the final scene, Gayle. Mann planned to have Nathaniel, Cora & Chingachgook standing at Alice & Uncas' newly finished graves. Therefore, this part of the script must've been written before Mann decided the filming site for this scene. They'd have to somehow skirmish down that steep terrain. Evidently when he saw the tourist path along the mountain cliff -- he couldn't resist using it for the final scene and made changes accordingly....ann
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