Program Note

It won’t have Daniel Day Lewis…

…(more’s the pity) but I’ll be watching anyway. I love this stuff.

18 Responses to “Program Note”

  1. Donnah says:

    I’m looking at you, Miss.

  2. Stay alive, no matter what. I will find you.

  3. Crusader says:

    I have the Directors cut on DVD of LOTM, and they changed the score a bit, in a way I didn’t care for. It eliminated the vocal portion of the music towards the end, as they are running up the hill to rescue Cora and Alice, and it lost a bit of its power to me. Still love the movie, tho. One of the few movies I had to have the soundtrack for.
    I do not call myself subject to much at all.

  4. Lisa says:

    I’ve not watched the DVD, but this movie SUCKS on TV. The music is so loud you have to turn the TV down, then you miss the dialogue, so you turn it up then your eardrums burst from the music.
    And it’s a pity, because I love it. At the end? When the girl steps off the cliff? I bawl like a child. The look on her face KILLS me; she’s already dead in her heart.

  5. Crusader says:

    I got the DVD for only $7, so I could not pass it up, but I have been trying to find an English/UK Region 0 DVD of the theatrical release, to be able to have both on DVD. Mann wouldn’t sell the orig here in the US on DVD.

  6. Lisa says:

    So what’s on the DVD? Is the sound quality better on it? I was talking about when it comes on TNT or whatever.

  7. Crusader says:

    This tells the differences between the versions. I don’t recall any issue with the sound volume, but I will watch it again this week and report back. You have me wondering now, Lisa.

  8. Nightfly says:

    Waitaminnit…. What the heck movie is “Lord of the Mohicans”???

  9. Diptera, DUH!!! Because Daniel Day Lewis is a GOD

  10. Ken Summers says:

    I will admit it’s been some time since I last read about the F&I War but that description doesn’t give me great confidence in the historical accuracy of the narrative.

  11. Mr. Bingley says:

    George Washington starts a war!
    George Bush starts a war!
    George Bush the Younger starts a war!
    Shoot all Georges!

  12. Donnah says:

    The Revolutionary War was George versus George. The earth almost spun off its axis and went flying off into space.

  13. The book review of the companion volume (this weekend, hence a little research and this post) gives me some hope it might not be completely over the top, poor, disenfranchised Iroquois nation-wise

    In fact, the Indians were probably the greatest losers of the French and Indian War. Anderson suggests that it encouraged Americans to hate Indians “without reserve or distinction,” opening the door to their eventual destruction or subjugation. He also hints that the Indians were at least partly responsible for their own downfall. For more than a decade, he shows, they had been guilty of corruption, duplicity and imperial aggression, often against each other, and just as often against British settlers, many of whom were ruthlessly killed or abducted. The men were frequently sold to the French into a condition of virtual enslavement; the women and children were retained for the rest of their lives. But whatever the reasons may have been, Anderson writes, in the end the Indians found themselves marginalized and “written out” of the American narrative.

    We’ll see how it makes it to film.

  14. Ken Summers says:

    Just out of curiosity, sis, has any of the material you’ve seen mentioned anything at all about the Seven Years War. Because IIRC, the F&I war was just a part of that one, not its own little war.

  15. According to the reviewer (thru the link above) they are one and the same.

    As is so often the case in history, this one small act, however miscalculated, had large consequences. It incited the French and Indian War (also known as the Seven Years’ War). This was a confrontation no one wanted, but what started as a remote skirmish produced a chain of events that culminated in a fierce struggle among the British, the French and dozens of American Indian nations fighting for control of North America. And the conflagration eventually spread to Canada, the Caribbean, India, even the Philippines.

    As does this site. Guess it’s like naming the Civil War battles ~ all depends whose side you were on what you called it.

  16. Ken Summers says:

    Maybe, but my recollection is that the Brits (and the Virginia colonists) were actively seeking to throw the French out of North America, so the “confrontation no one wanted” is perhaps not quite accurate. William Pitt certainly wanted to throw them out.
    Looking it up in the trusty encyclopedia, I was incorrect in thinking that it was a small part of the Seven Year’s War, at least from the British perspective. The American campaign was the primary focus for the British, but the French were primarily engaged with Prussia, so the American phase of the war was not the primary focus for them. The Brits aided the Prussians mostly to take French pressure off North America.
    Still not sure how it came to be decided that George Washington started it, though.

  17. Quiet on the set ~ we’re watching the movie.

  18. Crusader says:

    Lisa, just watched the LOTM DVD, and did not find the music/sound to overpower the voices of the actors.

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