Posted by Pilgrim Penny on March 11, 1999 at 13:49:28:
In Reply to: Re: Who's Perspective? posted by Rich on March 11, 1999 at 12:47:26:
: Hey! A fave subject of mine and Gayle's! This is my own opinion on the subject. Cooper wrote a novel that is a classic and covers, almost first-hand, what life was like in the 1700s. Unfortunately, what many consider to be a classic work, others consider to be a dry, rambling, old-fashioned bore. Filmmakers through the 20th Century have know that the title sells, but tend to think they can write a better story than that of Cooper's original. I look at Mann's version, and tend to see it as an ode to the '36 film version, and not a nod to Cooper's narrative. Mann's version is beautifully filmed and possibly accurate for the 1700s, but it isn't Cooper's vision. Pilgrim Penny.....
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