Re: Help! - was there a love scene between Uncas & Alice cut from the movie??

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Posted by Doc M on August 15, 2000 at 14:45:28:

In Reply to: Re: Help! - was there a love scene between Uncas & Alice cut from the movie?? posted by Bonnie on August 15, 2000 at 14:02:07:

: from the research and interviews i read. there was a love scene that was shot on film and cut from the final film version. what i found out was that Daniel Day Lewis was upset that too much of Eric's incredible face was in so many scenes and he was the lead actor. Eric's presence was cut down a lot to beef up Lewis' character. Funny thing, no matter how much they cut out...we still all came out of that movie wanting to know who the brother was and not nearly as much attention was on Lewis.

: If I remember correctly, I called the studio to find out about a director's cut (fyi, already released and not as good as the film release version) with the scenes left out. It was either someone there that told me the scoop or someone who talked to Eric's manager on a constant basis...

: Problem is...without those scenes between Eric and Jodhi May it makes her sacrifice at the end not as believable. From what we saw, when did they have a chance to fall in love??? Those scenes need to be put back in or at least should have been included on the DVD release of Mohicans as Deleted Scenes...

Well, Bonnie (and Kate) -- this subject has been discussed
over and over on the Board, and if you check the archives
you'll see a lot of information on the topic. I do question
the "research" that indicates Daniel Day-Lewis was "jealous"
of Eric Schweig, and caused his scenes to be cut from the
movie. Read the interviews with people who worked on the
movie -- especially Russell Means -- and read the many
interviews Michael Mann has given about directing LOTM
and working with its actors, and you'll see very different
viewpoints expressed.

Sorry if I sound a little crisp, but we have had so many
problems shall I say it?..."overly enthusiastic"
Eric Schweig fans in the past on this Board that some
of us are a bit gunshy. You're both more than welcome
to post your hearts out about Uncas, but be careful
about denigrating the other fine actors in this movie
when you do -- they all have many admirers on this site.

Doc M

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