Posted by Gayle on September 08, 2000 at 17:08:17:
In Reply to: Re: Steamrolling Towards Another Gathering, A Larger Site, & More Stuff Of No Particular Interest! posted by Mark A. Mandel on September 08, 2000 at 10:02:43:
: : All and all, I thoroughly enjoyed the film. The only thing I can't
: : forgive Mann for is removing one of Cora's best lines - "If the worst
: : happens, if only one of us survives, something of the other does too!"
: : For me, that line always embodies Nathaniel and Cora's love and served
: : as foreshadowing for his willingness to sacrifice himself for her later.
: Speaking of lines...
: I just read LOTM for the first time, though I saw a (BBC?) movie of it a number of years ago. And I was watching for a particular line I thought I remembered from the movie, and was surprised not to find it. I was sure that in the movie somebody, presumably Cora, said something like "I will have no man if not Uncas!"
: Anyone else remember that?
That definitely was not one of Cora's lines in the book. Although Uncas was in love with her, she was in love with Duncan. Other than Magua, nobody was bidding for her as a wife, and with her upbringing and personality, she would not have expressed an ultimatum on anything, let alone her own preference of a husband.
You may have run across that line in one of the "B Movie" versions of LOTM or in one of the so-called "sequels" to the book, but James Fenimore Cooper would never have penned a line like that.
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