Posted by Tim on December 29, 2000 at 13:46:52:
In Reply to: Re: The Major's sacrifice posted by Bill R on December 29, 2000 at 11:41:39:
Umm, the movie did tend to skip over the point. However, the script says that Alice "looks down at Uncas, her lover, dead on the rocks below." and under the falls:
"[Her body shudders. Her terror's total. He tries to restrain and calm her. She won't let him. Then her mouth seeks his and in the passion of despair and fear and wanting
life, she holds him between her thighs. And Uncas is confused, but Alice whispers his name and he responds. He loves her in the half-light.
his hand buried in her hair irradiated by the moon, then she seems to reach some emotional climax and begins to cry softly, and Uncas stops making love to her and holds
her. Then she's flooded with shame. He reaches for her. She jerks away. He reaches for her again and clutches her to him. And she breaks down. Then he turns her face
to him, but her expression has completely flattened.
This part was definetly cut from the version(s) I saw. I do remember the "flattened look" though.
My wife and I have often commented that in many of these "period movies" that people seem very willing to start romantic endevors quickly or with little initial contact. I wonder if that is a liturature thing , a movie thing or were young people really more apt to do that in the old days due to primitive communications, transportation and increased mortality. I mean life's short and back in the old days if a person walked away you might not see them again much less talk to them. You might be killed by INDIANS or worse yet WHITE PEOPLE!!! I joke. Anyway, perhaps looking for Mr. and Ms. Right were not high on the agenda. Especially out in the boonies where there were few choices and perhaps very little time to sort out true love from hot lust or a last dance under the falls.
: Hey Kate! Sounds like you had a little "CATastrophe" there! :)
: Perhaps he/she was trying to get to the Last of the Mousers web board? Wanted to send a friend a feline E-line? I like that "pawsd" part! hehe.
: Good point there in your previous post. The movie certainly does not point to any real romantic involvement - though we have heard discussed a part cut out of the movie which would have.
: So given the movie as we see it, your premise of her seeing him as her savior and one thing to cling to in her fears seems logical. Funny, isn't it? She first is all excited and asking "have you seen the red man? What an advencha" and then later she is near mental collapse at what she HAS seen of him!
: Bill R
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: : Ooops, sorry about the abrupt closure of that post! Cat hit my Board just as my cursor was paused (or should that be 'pawsd!) over 'Post Message'! *sheesh - everyone/everything wants to use my Board!) :o)
: : Like I said, just another slant on things!
: : Kate.
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