Posted by MMMMarcia on February 03, 2000 at 13:57:35:
In Reply to: New Blood as MMMMarcia says. posted by Vicki on February 03, 2000 at 12:10:05:
Hi, again, Vicki!
GREAT picture! Thanks for sharing it with us, and telling us a little about your background. Nice to "meet" you and John.
As to your question, if you'll watch again, you'll notice that after they discuss the fact that they must leave the sisters behind, Chingachgook & Uncas both kinda disappear off screen. It looks as though they walk past Hawkeye while he is trying to work himself up to leaving Cora. I believe we are supposed to think they leave the cave at that point, leaving Hawkeye & Cora to stare deeply & longingly (sigh) into each other's eyes. I always thought they slipped out the back of the cave and took another route down, and that Hawkeye was the only one who actually jumped through the falls, as he had waited too long to go the other route. This was MY own explanation for why he was ahead of Chingachgook on the river...yes, he left last, but he took the FAST way down.
It became apparent to me, however, on this very board, and in this very room, ;o), that others thought Chingachgook & Uncas had not only jumped through the falls as well, but had done so several seconds before Hawkeye.
However, will you consider this? Please consider this: No matter which order they leave the cave, if all three end up in the river, there would be no way of telling who would reach the "rescue" rock first, anyway. I've done some whitewater rafting, and I've seen entire rafts turn over...people are scattered in all directions, bouncing off rocks & getting caught in whirlpools, and there is no order to how they reach their final destination. So...mayhap the order they went INTO the water has precious little bearing on the order the came OUT of the water. Just a thought.
Oh, and someone who has actually watched the dvd recently will have to confirm this, but I believe John's favorite line may be one of the MANY Hawkeye zingers that got cut.
Keep on posting!
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