The Deerslayer Movies & Media Adaptations

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The Deerslayer was adapted as a made-for-television motion picture that aired in 1978. It was directed by Dick Friedenberg. Its cast includes Steve Forrest as Hawkeye and Ned Romero as Chingachgook in a tale of revenge.

They are supported by John Anderson and Joan Prather. Although not a bad motion picture, The Deerslayer plainly shows its television origin as a shallow rendition of Cooper's complex, richly detailed tale.

There have been many motion picture adaptations of Cooper's novels about Hawkeye. The outstanding example of these is the 1992 version of The Last of the Mohicans. Michael Moran's direction is brilliant, capturing the frantic action scenes of the novel as well as the pacing of the story's events.

The cinematography is lush, full of the rich colors of forest and river. Its cast features a deadly serious Daniel DayLewis, as well as Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means, Eric Schweig, Jodhi May, Steven Waddington...

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