Re: Duncan throwing himself down the hill? What is up with that!

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Posted by Jo on February 06, 2000 at 08:30:24:

In Reply to: Duncan throwing himself down the hill? What is up with that! posted by Mohican Girl on February 05, 2000 at 17:34:31:

: While watching the movie I noticed that during the massacre Duncan appears to throw himself down the hill. For all intents and purposes what did he do that for? I simply do not see the logic behind it. Also, another thing is that when Hawkeye notices Cora about to be killed it takes him awhile to get across the field to her, by this time (in a relistic view) both she and Alice would already be dead, considering he did have to kill the two indians inbetween him and Cora, and that would have taken him a little bit of time to do. Even if she were still alive by the time he reached her, the force of his tomahawk blow to the indian's head would have caused the indians knife thing to go across Cora's throat, killing her. And yet another thing, is that when Munro's horse was shot he still had the sword in his hand, why didn't he use that to kill Magua? If you think about it, he would have ended up dying anyway (The number of Huron's Surrounding him at the time) but we wouldn't have had to see Eric Schweig and Johdi May die. Which would have made the movie a little more enjoyable for my mother and all the other Eric Schweig fans out there. I suppose you have to have a little chaos though. Please post your insights as to these three events. I would really love to see what everyone thinks. It is my belief that these events need to be explained as they come in a critical juncture at the movie.

: Mohican Girl


Well, Mohican Girl, interesting observations. I will try to link below the first time the "Duncan rolling down the hill" has been does make for an interesting read.
Never thought about Cora being killed while Hawkeye was making his way to her down the line; had read that DDL ran so fast in that scene he ran right into the camera behind Cora and Indian; destroying the camera...I still marvel at how so many extras made for a stunning scene....
And I think, a horse shot out under you...well, maybe the sword was or wasn't a point, Magua had enough help around him to dismantle any Monroe was sort of pinned down.


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