TITLE: THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS
DIRECTOR: MICHAEL MANN
WRITERS: MICHAEL MANN AND CHRISTOPHER CROWE
THE BOTTOM LINE: The saga of James Fenimore Cooper's heroic Hawkeye is retold on a grand scale.
This is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the . . .
Oops. Wrong boring American classic. But Longfellow's lines are appropriate nevertheless to a consideration of Michael Mann's ravishing realization of The Last of the Mohicans. From its first images of a deer hunt to its last shots of hero and heroine gazing westward toward mist-shrouded mountains, the film's sensuous evocations of an Arcadian wilderness draw us...