The Last of the Mohicans : A Movie / Book Review (Sort of)
October 13, 2017 11:21pm CST
When I was a child, my father used to refer to himself as “the last of the Mohicans”. I never knew what he meant by that. When I grew older I learned of a book written by James Fenimore Cooper. My father was an educated and a well read man. It occurred to me that there was something in this book that he was referencing and that he had related to himself. By the time I was old enough to ask him, he had grown old and senile and I could not communicate with him. He passed away when I was in my teens. I grew even older and got married. My husband checked out a movie from a video rental store for us to watch. The movie was a film adaptation of the book. My husband was not aware that the title of the film had a certain place in my heart. He just thought it would be a good movie for us to watch. The movie was magnificent! Everything was fabulous. The scenery. The acting. The soundtrack. But I didn't get it. I couldn't figure out what the connection was that my father had made between himself and “the last of the Mohicans”. Perhaps, in this life, there are some things in life that we aren't meant to know. Agree or Disagree. https://youtu.be/uzMx60ea_gI
From the 1992 Michael Mann film "The Last of the Mohicans" with Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means & Wes Studi. This musical piece (originally ...
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• Toccoa, Georgia
17 Oct 17
I had to read the book in English Lit in College. At the time, as I started reading it, I thought it would be boring etc and let me get through it so I can try and get an A, but as I read it, I ended up liking it a lot.
• Austin, Texas
17 Oct 17
It was a powerful story. How would we have ever managed if we had not been required to read certain books in our literature classes. I enjoyed my high school literature classes though, better than the college classes. It was the teachers. They were more enthusiastic. Were it not for them making "required reading lists", there are a lot of books I probably would not have read.