Posted by Dana S. on October 26, 1999 at 05:37:41:
In Reply to: Re: LOTM: The Movie posted by Norm on October 25, 1999 at 21:33:20:
: : : : : ....Hi All: Well, since I had to work this morning, I spent friday night playing with the kids, and after they got bored with me, I lay down on my comfy waterbed(oh, do I love my bed!!!) and flip around the dial(remember when TV's had dials???)and saw nothing but garbage on so looking thru my library of videos, I decided to watch LOTM for the umpteenth time. What a GREAT movie. everytime I see it I find something new.(I'm kinda slow that way.) For instance last nite I noticed, (finally) that in the fight scene in the meadow that the guy at the fort that sez "Got no family, so Thought I'd stick around and lend a hand" dies by two thunderous blows with a tomahawk!!... Just a little something I missed the 40 times I saw It before.
: : : : : What I regret most is the total lack of character development. The players are all thrust upon us and we don't know why they say or do what they do!!!! This bothers me to no end!!! I only hope that the directors cut has enuf scenes in it to help us understand the lives of these people.(without having to resort to endless historical backround checking, which we have all done.) I want to SEE it on the screen.
: : : : : Sorry, I guess I'm just rambling on....But are there any of you that feel the same way?????
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: : : : : ...I remain, General Norm (haha)
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: : : : Hi, Norm,
: : : : I hope the Director's Cut reveals more of each character as well. But ya know what will probably happen? Each new frame will raise even more questions that we will enjoy researching and discussing. I think it's ironic that the film deviates so drastically from the book, yet, both seem to require "endless background checking." Just as you would like to SEE it on the screen, I am tempted to have the Cooper experts just TELL me what Mr. Cooper is revealing in LOTM the book.
: : : : I always get the characters at the Fort confused. I'm slow, too. I would never have noticed Mr. Got No Family being killed in the valley. Something "fun" to watch for next time...
: : : : Dana S.
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: : : You know, Mr. Got No Family always reminded me of one of the Bridges brothers (Beau and Jeff).
: : : caitlin
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: : Oh,yea, Caitlin...That sweet, kinda innocent look. It's in the eyes...
: : Dana
: Hey Dana:
: Cooper is a very hard read for me,( maybe I'm just not that bright!!) I read LOTM and one other, I think "Pathfinders". Language at that time was a whole 'nother world than today. I had real trouble following the stories....
You otta join the Cooper Chapter a Month Club. A whole bunch of us have trouble with Cooper. It would be interesting to hear your thoughts on Cooper's Alice.
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