Re: Natty Bumppo, calling Natty Bumppo!

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Posted by Myrrh on January 04, 2000 at 16:35:11:

In Reply to: Re: Natty Bumppo, calling Natty Bumppo! posted by NightSky on January 04, 2000 at 13:19:29:

: Did anyone ever notice that from Cameron's cabin to Fort William Henry, it's "two nights and a bit," yet by the river, before they ever get to Cameron's, it's "a night and a bit." Sometime between the recruitment scene and the river walk, Cameron's cabin moved a good distance closer to the Fort.

Like, two bits closer? How many bits in a night?
Seriously, now, this sets me to thinkin' -- you know how a 25-cent piece is called two bits....what's the origin of this? Can it also relate to distance traveled? Is a bit more than just a figure of speech, could it have been at one time an actual measurement?

: also, did you ever notice that the Indian that watches Hawkeye and Cora leave the Huron village is also the first Indian Hawkeye kills on the promontory? Even my husband commented that he was one fast movin' Indian.....

Hmmm...never noticed that. But I did see that Soldier #1 is a mercenary, or possibly a double agent, fighting in both the English and French armies.

:...If you're going to obsess about something, make sure it's something worth obsessing about. I think I'm safe.

Good philosophy! I wonder how many times we've all seen the film, collectively? Maybe we should take a poll. Personally, I've lost track and would have to estimate. 50?
I'm sure the fact we've seen the thing so many times, and it's burned into our brains, is part of the reason *some* of us are having a hard time accepting the director's cut.


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