On This Day in 1826, James Fenimore Cooper Did Me a HUGE Favor

He published a great book.

That led to…well…something ggrrrrEAT! in a loin cloth a few years later…

…and one of the most beautiful soundtracks ever to accompany a film.

9 Responses to “On This Day in 1826, James Fenimore Cooper Did Me a HUGE Favor”

  1. aelfheld says:

    He also provided an irresistible target for Mark Twain.

  2. Rob says:

    I went online and bought that DVD & soundtrack immediately at the conclusion of the movie. Loved the movie. Absolutely hated the book.

  3. Donna D. says:

    Loved the movie!!! I have the DVD and soundtrack too!

  4. NJSue says:

    Mark Twain be damned, I love The Deerslayer. It’s got one of the best opening scenes in literature. What a page turner.

  5. Mr. Bingley says:

    That opening scene really is the bestest.

  6. tree hugging sister says:

    I swear I know every line.

  7. tree hugging sister says:

    We’re gonna watch it again tonight to see if, indeed, I DO know every line.

    And celebrate this auspicious date.

  8. Rob says:

    Wrong, Mr B. It’s that “deeply stirring to my blood” part. :)

  9. Dr Alice says:

    I had to read “Last of the Mohicans” in seventh grade and still have not recovered. Oy.

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