My Cult Movie: “…it was very sweeping and rugged…”

*contains spoilers

Name: Mike
Age: 76
Occupation: Retired Executive
Favourite Movie: Last of the Mohicans (1992)

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Wes Studi, and Jodhi May

First Saw it: At one of the large theatres in Leicester Square in London when it was first released.

Plot: Sweeping fiction and love story set against the backdrop of early settlement in the US and war between England and France and Indians with Day-Lewis as the hero. Based on the James Fenimore Cooper novel and set in the 18th Century.

Last of the Mohicans poster

Mike Says: I think I have seen this film six or more times, which is a lot for me to see a movie. I particularly like the score, the music from the start… it kept coming in and out throughout the whole film. I thought Daniel Day-Lewis was very good as well as the leading lady Madeleine Stowe. Day-Lewis has always been a good actor but he captured the era very well and he had an accent… it set the character and the era apart. I also like how it created an often forgotten period in American History before the War of Independence, when the British fought the French. I can’t remember where it was set but it was very sweeping and rugged. Wes Studi was really good because he epitomised the savage Indian warrior who could play off both sides and Day-Lewis as Hawkeye was a very strong, principled man – brave too. The love story was a bit of a slow-burner but you could see why they ended up together.

The Last of the Mohicans (1992) trailer

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