Posted by Victoria on February 17, 2000 at 14:24:14:
In Reply to: Re: Another Michael Mann Interview ... Brandt?? posted by Rich on February 17, 2000 at 12:01:04:
: Yes, Danalee! That jumped out at me instantly! Joseph Brandt? Huh? Same film???? I don't know ... Dennis Banks WAS Ongewasgone in the film ... or, as he's known around here, Uncle Wiscone ... Either it's been too many viewings for MM, or he modeled, in his mind, this character after Brandt.
We talked about this confusion sometime in the past. The quote Dennis Banks' line comes from is attributed to King Hendrick, who had also been to England. I think we wondered why he shifted Brant into the past, and didn't just use Hendrick when referring to whose lands The LOTM protagonists might have passed by. It is interesting to note that Cooper's use of the name Hurons when he usually meant Iroquois originally was the mistake of Anne Grant whose memoirs he apparantly made use of in his Leatherstocking series, and which Mann chose to correct (He's no Huron...). She also makes a mistake about Hendrick, saying she met him when he had died some time before. Did she meet Brant?
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