Posted by Eric Smith on March 21, 1999 at 16:08:17:
I just stumbled here today and was completely refreshed. I hooked up my stereo to the TV and bought the letterbox version of LOTM. Just after watching it at full volume (an awesome experience) I went to the computer to see what I could find, and what a pleasant surprise! I thought I was the only die-hard fan out there.
Here are three questions which could provoke some discussion (sorry if they have been brought up in the past, this is day #1 for me):
1. When Hawkeye et al are in the Cameron's Cabin, he mentions he has been trapping "west of the Cuyahoga". Is there any reference to the Cuyahoga River in the book? I can't find any.
2. Has anyone seen the Don Troiani painting "Battle at Bushy Run"? Although it involves a completely different regiment in Pennsylvania, it bears an uncanny resemblance to the George Rd Ambush.
3. Has anyone out there tried to run full speed through a eucalyptus grove - with full rifle and gear? I have. It is just about imposible. In my opinion, this is the greatest failing of the film - possibly a result of shooting in the south rather than NY.
Have a great weekend,
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