Re: Various LOTM Versions

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Posted by Rich on January 11, 2000 at 04:58:14:

In Reply to: 1920 Mohicans posted by Pilgrim Penny on January 10, 2000 at 18:51:06:

: I would love to hear others' views of the various versions!--PP :-)

OK ... Like Michael Mann, the version I rememember from days long ago in my youth, was the Phillip Dunn version of 1936. THAT was my "The Last of the Mohicans" indoctrination. Not coincidentally, the 1992 version is more of a remake of that film than it is an adaptation of Cooper's novel. Thus, I find it [the 1936 movie] highly entertaining to watch. The only other version I have seen, though Lon Chaney, Jr. as Chingachgook sounds vaguely familiar, is a production ... if you can call it that ... from, I believe, the 70's, with Ned Romero as the last of the Mohicans. Comedy, and slapstick at that, at its very best. Horrific LOTM! Elaine remembers the PBS version, also done in the 70's (?) as a very solid adaptation. How it would stand up now, after the 1992 version, is anybody's guess. That particular version seems to be a lost entity.

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