RIP: Chingachgook


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RIP: Chingachgook

Postby gh » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:21 am

gotta give one last shout-out to one of my favorite movie characters ever


http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/23/us/ru ... d=all&_r=0
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Re: RIP: Chingachgook

Postby odelltrclan » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:37 am

gh wrote:gotta give one last shout-out to one of my favorite movie characters ever


http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/23/us/ru ... d=all&_r=0


So please refresh my memory. Was he the guy that played the father figure to Daniel Day Lewis's character or was he one of the "bad-guy" indians who fought them. Can't recall, been too long.
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Re: RIP: Chingachgook

Postby Marlow » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:38 am

odelltrclan wrote:Was he the guy that played the father figure to Daniel Day Lewis's character or was he one of the "bad-guy" indians who fought them. Can't recall, been too long.

Good guy!! More of a companion, like an early Tonto.
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Re: RIP: Chingachgook

Postby Pego » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:35 am

Marlow wrote:
odelltrclan wrote:Was he the guy that played the father figure to Daniel Day Lewis's character or was he one of the "bad-guy" indians who fought them. Can't recall, been too long.

Good guy!! More of a companion, like an early Tonto.


Hawkeye tales were among the favorite reading of my youth. It is too bad that no movie came close to truly match Cooper's writing. BTW, the Slovak translation that I read at that time had it translated as Falconeye :D .
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Re: RIP: Chingachgook

Postby gh » Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:52 am

Yes, the father of Uncas, who at the end of an almost-perfect movie finally kills truly one of the great villains of all time, Magwa, a character absolutely nailed by Wes Studi.
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Re: RIP: Chingachgook

Postby odelltrclan » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:42 pm

Now I am going to have to go home and watch it. He did play a great character. Very good movie.
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Re: RIP: Chingachgook

Postby gh » Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:50 pm

the only movie I have actually permanently burned to my laptop, in case I ever need a good case of tearing up whilst on the road.
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Re: RIP: Chingachgook

Postby Mighty Favog » Tue Oct 23, 2012 4:00 pm

The best movie ever made from a horrible book (well, series of books). My wife and I love it just as much as she loves Mark Twain's The Literary Offenses of Fenimore Cooper, in which it is claimed that The Deerslayer committed "114 offenses against literary art out of a possible 115". Plot, dialogue, acting, scenery, soundtrack, all among my favorites from any film.
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Re: RIP: Chingachgook

Postby jhc68 » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:14 pm

It's a nasty sounding name... sort of a combination of a racial slur suffix with an F-word in Spanish prefix with nothing much in between... :shock:
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Re: RIP: Chingachgook

Postby Per Andersen » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:50 pm

Pego wrote:
Hawkeye tales were among the favorite reading of my youth. It is too bad that no movie came close to truly match Cooper's writing. BTW, the Slovak translation that I read at that time had it translated as Falconeye :D .

In Norwegian he was Falkøye.
I was nuts about those books (Leatherstocking Tales) when I was between 8 and 12. In Norwegian translations. They were enormously popular.
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