Greetings from the Netherlands: new poster

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Posted by Patty M. on October 07, 1998 at 16:05:13:

Hello to every reader of this wonderful board and to Elaine & Rich, owners of this amazing site! I have been visiting this site for months now, reading the posts and admiring all the different "pages", but as I didn't have the guts to e-mail from the office, I had to wait until I got myself my own PC before I could make this "jump"!
Imagine me secretly internetting in the office somewhere in February of this year; the first thing I wanted Altavista to look up for me was... Eric Schweig! (Oh, the wonderful interview I found!) Seriously now, I have been a major LOTM fan since I saw the movie on the big screen of an Amsterdam movie theatre in 1992 (I believe it was).
I have been reading books about Indians since I was able to read.
I saw the BBC series in my teens and became an instant Uncas-addict. Although I was disappointed when I found out later that the actor playing Uncas (Derrick Warwick was his name, I think) was... a blonde! Saw him in another series called The Black Tulip or something.
Anyway, the name James Fenimore Cooper has since been special to me. So when I took a friend to see LOTM when it finally opened in Amsterdam, I didn't tell her "the story" because that would have spoiled it. Boy, we were swept away instantly: the music enthralled us and the opening Elk Hunt scene (as I now know it should be called) made us wonder what was happening (it looked as if DDL was running for his life). And then I saw .... who was that???!!! Uncas!!! Well, we both were speechless during and after this amazing movie. (And I was lucky because my friend was swooning over DDL, so ES was all mine!)
Eric Schweig... always thought his beautiful eyebrows looked Eskimo-ish...well, now I know why! (Everyone must be sick of me by now! Sorry, just stop reading. Can't help being a fan for life!)
OK, back to LOTM. Of course I bought the soundtrack as soon as I could find it. Of course I've got several VHS-tapes (the BBC aired it some time ago and did something with the colors, so I saw a lot more details.)
BUT A DIRECTOR'S CUT: YES, PLEASE!!! The things I would do for that...
Now I only have to order myself some stuff from your Mohican giftshop, arrange my life so that I can be at your Gathering next year and save enough to order my very own handcarved Eric Schweig-mask to suffer from Mohican-itis (Uncas-itis?) for the rest of my life!
Well, I'll have to stop now. Talk another time about the books I'm reading (sorry, not Cooper at the moment).
Oh, yes, how do I sign this? There has been someone posting with the same name. Let me see...

Greetings to everyone in Mohicanland,

Kenau Simonsz Hasselaer

(A certain Dutch Trader will now instantly know where I reside, and no, it's not Amsterdam!)

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