Posted by Scotto on August 07, 1998 at 20:37:06:
In Reply to: Re: Favorite Scene posted by ann on August 07, 1998 at 07:58:23:
: : : Dear Scotto,
: : : Nice sentiment!
: : : R.
: : :
: : : : 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!
: Then Scotto, you'll probably never be lonely:o) "when you're not with the girl you love...you love the girl you're with":o)
: I'd never seen or heard of Madeleine Stowe before seeing LOTM recently, therefore, when I recently saw her on TV in a western(don't know the name of movie)playing an ex-"lady of the evening", gun toting & shooting, tough talking Texas girl it was like a time warp. Maybe I would have appreciated her performance in LOTM more, if I'd seen her other movies first.
: Hope you don't mind another question: about your attraction to Alice....don't you feel it would eventually become an exhausting relationship with a female who completely depends on you to defend her, provide for her & otherwise has no independence or self-sufficiency?....inquiring-female minds want to know:o)
SCOTTO'S RESPONSE TO ANN:
Would it become exhausting to have a woman like Alice? Maybe it would, nowadays. But remember the times THEN. I imagine most women of the 1700s were more like Alice (or maybe Alexandra), than Cora. Maybe Alice only needs a strong, loving, caring man to nurture her maturity and self-sufficiency. And of course, I'd volunteer for the job!
As for Madeleine's other movies, check out "Stakeout", "Revenge" and "Unlawful Entry." I think the one you saw (which I didn't see) is "Bad Girls."
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