Re: Director's cut

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Posted by Alysha on June 30, 1999 at 15:34:55:

In Reply to: Re: Director's cut posted by Jo on June 29, 1999 at 08:42:33:

I do believe storyboards was what he worked on. The way he talked he seemed to be on location for most of the filming. He definitely was there for the last few days when they filmed under the waterfalls. He said the Uncas and Alice scenes, both at the waterfall and in earlier scenes were cut in favor of the Nathan Poe/Cora love story line. And yes, I got right back in line for my autograph and picture! Wouldn't have missed that for anything! The actor was Stewart Finnaly-McClennan, an Australian who played the part of a mountain doctor in the Appalachians. This doctor was supposed to have been trained in medicine in Scotland and Stewart's brogue is to die for! Next to Eric Schweig, Stewart is my favorite actor to watch. As to "Christy", I'm glad you asked! Catherine Marshal wrote a book called "Christy" back in the 70's. It was based on her mothers life as a teacher in the Appalachian mts. of Tennessee. It took over 20 years to get to the screen. It aired during the 94-95 season on CBS, but the station did not keep it on a regular schedule and and the ratings were not as high as Dr. quinn, Medicine woman (which by the way came out a year or two before "Christy", but was a knock-off of the "Christy" story). So it was cancelled, which led to the largest viewer campaign in CBS history. More people wrote in and asked for "Christy" back than any other show CBS has had. But to no avail. PaxTv carries the reruns of Christy on Sundays. There is a newsgroup, mailing list and several websites dedicated to this outstanding show. The scenery is beautiful(eastern Tennessee), the acting excellent, and the story lines are believable and realistic. Alot of the fans are also LOTM fans as well.

: Alysha,
: Well, of all of the wonderful times to be at the right place at the right time!!!! Thank you for the info! I can't imagine anything more...great than 4 hours of LOTM at one sitting! Thank you for getting out of an autograph line (can image how many would get out of an Eric Schweig line to gather info for all of us!) to talk to the guy. Did he say what he did as a "scenic artist"??? Story boards?

: Thanks again for the info.

: (Did you ever get that autograph??) (And, for the really daff, what was a tv show called "Christy"??)

: Jo

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