I liked “Last of the Mohicans” with Daniel Day Lewis. I thought it showed how “America” was formed early on from the blending of cultures. And it showed Indians—oops Native Americans—could be “bad guys.” It was out the same year as “Dances with Wolves” and I thought it was a much better movie but did not get any recognition from Hollywood at Oscar time so it must have had a conservative message! Terrific soundtrack too...
The final scene in “Last of the Mohicans” is one of my favorites. The facial expressions of the actor playing Maqua are excellent as he watches the girl go over the cliff.
Some of Daniel Day Lewis’ dialogue (”I will find you no matter what the cost!”) was pretty bad. I thought it detracted from an otherwise well made film.
In fact, the early scenes of that movie had one of the best 'American" movie quotes of all time:
British Officer (as a challenge to Nathaniel when he suggested that the settlers should be more concerned about protecting their farms from Indian raids than in forming a milita to help the British fight the French): "You call yourself a patriot -- and loyal subject to the Crown?!"
Nathaniel: "I don't call myself subject to much at all."
You're absolutely right about the soundtrack to that movie. Perhaps the best movie soundtrack I've ever heard.
Last of the Mohicans...
“Terrific soundtrack too...”
Yes...I especially like the track that is titled,I believe, “The Gael”. It will get your blood moving!