The Epic Climax of ‘Mohicans’ (1992)


Watch the stirring final sequence of ‘The Last of the Mohicans’ (1992), Michael Mann’s award-winning adaptation of the classic novel by James Fenimore Cooper. The cinematography, which captures the majestic, raw beauty of the landscape, was directly inspired by paintings of the 19th Century American Romanticist movement (example below). The stirring musical fugue, which plays boldly front and center throughout, is likewise evocative of this time period.

A collision of tribes, peoples and civilizations. The end of a great age. The last of the Mohicans.

 

 

A painting by Thomas Cole in 1827 portrays this same, final epic scene.

A painting by Thomas Cole in 1827 portrays this final epic scene in the Last of the Mohicans novel.

 

 

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