Re: Bloopers

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Posted by MMMMarcia on November 29, 1999 at 10:45:30:

In Reply to: Bloopers posted by Bruce on November 29, 1999 at 09:06:14:

: Hi all,

: You might find this hard to believe from someone who has watched LOTM on average 2 times a month since getting the Laserdisc in 94, but I have not noticed the scenes I have heard discussed here. The scenes with the bus and the baseball cap. I guess I was just too into the movie to notice them. I don't want to put it in just for the express purpose of locating them, can anybody give me a heads up on where they are located?

: Thanks

Hi, Bruce!

I didn't notice them for a long time, myself. But once you see them, you sometimes wonder how you ever missed them before.

Here are a couple for you to watch for:

1. During the opening Elk Hunt the split second before the elk leaps into view the first time, you can see a flash of red in the trees which upon closer examination, turns out to be a guy in a red shirt, chasing the elk into camera range.

2. During the turning over of the fort to Montcalm, just as Munro approaches on his horse, if you look down the hillside in the background, you can see TWO buses parked there. It's only on camera a split second, but it's there.

3. Probably the MOST glaring, during the march into massacre valley, a flash of blue appears right in the dead center of the bottom of the screen, and if you slow down the video, you will see a baseball cap & a megaphone held by someone obviously shouting directions to the cast.

4. When Hawkeye is racing up the cliff trail, he shoots an Indian who falls down & drops his gun. As Hawkeye nears, the gun is lying several feet away from the Indian in the middle of the path. By the time Hawkeye is there to scoop it up on the run, it has moved to the rock next to the Indian's hand.

5. When Hawkeye comes back down the mountain after Magua's demise & hugs Cora, you can see that the stairways of Chimney Rock Park which are directly behind them have been covered with gray cloth to look like rocks.

I, myself, have never noticed the diver in the water when Chingachgook is being rescued. I'll have to make it a point to look for that.

Many people don't like to think about the bloopers, but after I've watched a film this many times, it's kinda fun to me to see some of them...kinda like more history on things that went on during the filming, or things that went wrong during the filming. I suspect that we would find just as many goofs in almost any movie that we watched dozens and dozens of times.

Hope this helps!

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