Re: First Impressions of LOTM

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Posted by Doctor M on September 19, 1999 at 14:26:03:

In Reply to: First Impressions of LOTM posted by Joy on September 19, 1999 at 07:14:06:

: What happened 7 years ago this week? Why the theatric premiere of Last of the Mohicans, of course!

: The scene that left the strongest impression on me was not the violence of the ambush or even the massacre but when Duncan was burned alive. The raw brutality of the Hurons and the pitiful agony of the Major really hit me. The look on Nathaniel's face as he sights in on Heyward for the mercy shot - total regret but he knows its the humane thing to do. Nathaniel seems surprised by Heywards grand sacrifice and I think he respects him for this.

: Anyone else like to share their impressions from their first screening of Mohicans?

Now, anyone who has read my many posts will think they
know what I'll say - LOL!! - but they'd be wrong. The
scene that left the biggest impression on me when I
saw LOTM for the first time was when Alice leapt to her
death. The image of her floating in mid-air was so eerie
and powerful it stayed with me for days. Go figure.
Now my intense involvement with watching the entire
lacrosse sequence frame-by-frame, not to mention that
lovely leg-up whoopsie scene in the Huron village, came
later -- like when I was on my 5th viewing...the next day!!!

Doctor M

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