Posted by Jo on January 17, 2000 at 18:06:36:
In Reply to: Re: Cora's pistol posted by Parker on January 17, 2000 at 11:21:39:
: : Jo,
: : Well, I gotta put my two cents in.....guns and all ya know.
: : It was my assumption that she picked up a loaded gun from the battlefield and stuck it in her pocket. Later, when they are lying by the log, DDL hands her his powder horn, but my assumption was that he did so so that she could refresh the priming powder in the pan, rather than to reload the gun entirely.
: : Bill R
: Good call, I didn't even think of that. Then she manages to keep it dry while crossing the river, and a few days later when she needs the shot, it fires quickly. Of course! She's the heroine (hope I spelled that right!)
Well, what can I say, this is a leap of faith one needs to take in any Hollywood movie....however, was intersting to think the gun was "loaded" when she picked it up....a "hot pocket"? so to speak???
That was the one part of the movie, the new DVD version, I had trouble with, here, she has the wit to pick up a gun ("loaded" to boot!) and her feisty statements to Hawkeye under the starts was deleted for a much tamer exchange of statements, and then she shoots an enemy in the face....quite a leap of faith there...I know she had the reason to; but without the exchange in the "first" LOTM with Hawkeye, I didn't think it established her character with the gumption (don't know How to spell it!) to do it....
Just a thought...
Remember, Parker, these guys needed no food, blankets or other things to get through the woods; something I am sure Claibar will show us how to do at our Gathering in June!!!!!!!!
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