Friday, January 18, 2013

One of the Best Movies of All Time (IMHO)



Great story. Great acting. Great music. Great scenery.

And one of my favorite actors, Wes Studi.


One man's humble opinion.

YMMV.

13 comments:

  1. I have to agree with you on this one. This was the first "R" movie I let my daughter watch. I've always enjoyed Wes Studi and this was his best performance. I loved "When the Grey Hair is dead, Magua will eat his heart. Before he dies, Magua will put his children under the knife, so the Grey Hair will know his seed is wiped out forever."
    Excellent movie, I'm gonna watch it this weekend!

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    1. That Lou, is a great idea.

      Also one of my favorite lines. The malevolence in Magua's voice is intense!

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  2. Is America a great place or what? We finished our homemade pork enchaladas and found Last of the Mohicans on Netflix streaming! We poured a couple of glasses of Corsair Triple Smoke and turned up the surround sound. Thank you for the perfect reference.

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    1. Sounds like you had a nice evening. Glad I could be of service, in however small a way.

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  3. Have never seen it maybe I'll watch it this weekend as well.

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    1. Be forewarned, there is violence. We are talking about the frontier at the time of the French and Indian War. But the story, to me anyway, is sublime. The scenery is breath-taking (filmed in the western part of North Carolina I believe), I thought the acting fit the story to a T and the music was, again to me, perfect for the film.

      If you see it jib, let me know what you thought.

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    2. I'm like jib in that I've never seen the movie. I'll take your word for it.

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    3. It's a good film, I promise Buck, there are NO bagpipes therein!

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  4. I'm a big fan of big soundtracks- this one being at the top. Usually the movie has to be good for me to really enjoy the music. A couple (ok, several) others I like, maybe not as powerful as this one, but good nonetheless:
    (By the way, I won't promise these will be free of bagpipes)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7tSmFe3rKk
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gao05T_CqdE
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcOt6mfjxeA
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AN04imFDK8
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-1VGUS7wLo (full) or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Fs1i9jFup8 (theme)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV6trOl5VkE
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yOZEiHLuVU
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY3XiM7oGj0

    I could probably post several more- I did say I was a fan of these, but maybe some other time.

    Ok, one more patronizing addition: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY3XiM7oGj0

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    1. Some great sound tracks there Tuna. I especially like the music from the LOTR movies.

      By the way, including music from Braveheart, that's just no fair. Do you know the effect that movie has on a Scotsman?

      Thanks for the links!

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  5. Wow! It's going to take me a while to get through this list. But get through it I shall.

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  6. Sarge, "Last of the Mohicans" is a great movie and Studi is magnificent in it. And so is Day-Lewis.

    That said, I don't know if I would rank it as my top movie of all time though. "Shane" has held that spot for a long time now.

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    1. I rank it so highly probably due to growing up in New England. There is a lot of history in northern New England involving the French and Indian War, so the movie really struck a chord with me. That's why it's very high on my personal list of favorites.

      Can't argue with "Shane" being high on anyone's list. It's a classic.

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