Posted by Scotto on August 07, 1998 at 07:35:04:
In Reply to: Re: Favorite Scene posted by Rose on August 06, 1998 at 20:37:08:
: Dear Scotto,
: Nice sentiment!
: : You're all correct, there are many favorite scenes. But for me, what affected me the strongest, and repeatedly draws me back, is when Alice committed suicide after Uncas' unsuccessful rescue attempt. A powerful scene on various levels. the scene made ME want to jump through the screen, rescue her, and claim her for MYSELF!
: : You Hawkeye and Uncas lovers know how I feel!
Response to Katherine and Ann:
Am I a "true" Uncas type? I'd like to think so!
As for "fair damsels" like Alice today, they DO exist... it's just not easy to win them over as Uncas did.
My opinion of Cora? Well, I've always been a big Madeleine Stowe fan... and she was perfect as the heroine. But it became clear early on that her relationship with Hawkeye would be the primary focus, so I had to put aside my fantasies. However, the more I watched the movie, the more I was drawn to Alice, and the more my protective instincts came out. On one level, she fit the stereotype of the younger sister who often gets overlooked in favor of her older sibling. Before the cliff scene, I was thinking "Hey! If no one's going to be Alice's love interest, I'll GLADLY volunteer!"
Obviously, Cora fit the stereotype of the older, more mature sister who followed her heart (and who captured most of the male attention). I don't think a guy could go wrong with EITHER sister!
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