Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Diversion

Russell Means and Wes Studi in The Last of the Mohicans

This film has always appealed to my "born in the 50s" childhood (as did Cooper's book).

Growing  up in Wisconsin, a state filled with Native American place names—remnants of a disappeared people—and later in Oldham County, Kentucky, on a farm above the Ohio River—my imagination and play were always about the Indian—never the cowboy.

Set aside the (now odd) matinee idol role of Daniel Day LewisRussell Means and Wes Studi are fantastic in this visually beautiful film.

1 comment:

Goliath said...

I love this too, Patrick. The last scene of Hawkeye, his father and brother racing up the hillside to rescue the girl, and combat with Wes Studi..just too thrilling! the music is great too.

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