The Last of the Mohicans

Achingly beautiful.

If you didn’t see Michael Mann’s visionary historical drama in theaters, you missed out.

But even on video or streaming, the work of cinematographer Dante Spinotti glistens with vibrant life.

That he was ignored by Oscar voters (his nominations came for L.A. Confidential and The Insider) is a travesty.

But the work outlasts awards, and this is a film for the ages.

Daniel Day-Lewis gets top billing, but Russell Means, as the true “last Mohican,” and Wes Studi as the ferocious Magua, rule.

Their final confrontation, full of fury, anguish, and one especially nasty uppercut, is an all-timer.

 

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