Posted by MMMMarcia on April 11, 1999 at 20:15:16:
In Reply to: Re: I need a second opinion... posted by ANN on April 11, 1999 at 18:28:11:
: Hi Jess,
: I believe you are correct on this one. I noticed the characters were switched in the canoe, many times as I watched it! It is rather confusing to us, but I believe they actually switched!!!
Hi, Ann & Jess!
Watch the scene again closely. You will see Hawkeye yell "Faster!" at the 2nd canoe. It is lagging way behind, as it only has 2 people in it. (Duncan and one of those other blamed Yengeese! hehe) Uncas jumps overboard & gets in the other canoe to help out. That blamed Yengeese who is in the back of the other canoe moves to the center & Uncas takes his place, thus accomplishing two things...1)it lightens the rather crowded Canoe #1 and 2) gives canoe #2 an experienced paddler to add some speed.
Of course, as Soldier #2 told us some time back, it was a tricky scene to film, and consequently it looks a bit confusing there. I think Uncas (Eric) never got the leap quite right, and they ended up transferring him into Canoe #2 in another fashion. But for the movie's purpose, we are supposed to think he swam to the other canoe & climbed in. And as I said, if you watch closely, you definitely see him dive out of Canoe #1, and then the camera cuts to him shaking the water out of his hair & taking up the paddle in Canoe #2.
Does that clear it up any? Hope so!
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