The Last of the Mohicans
Directed by Clarence Brown & Maurice Tourneur in 1920 this is the original and most faithful film adaptation of James Fenimore Cooper’s classic novel.
Two British sisters caught up in the war for colonial control of North America, find protection under the care of white scout Hawkeye, the last chief of the Mohican tribe, and his majestic son Uncas.
A magnificent drama in which good and bad characters are dispersed amongst Native Americans, British and French alike, whilst the narrative takes in spectacular action scenes and intense romance.
All that and an appearance from Boris Karloff.
This thrilling adventure is accompanied live by a new score for keyboards, percussion, bass, ukulele and acoustic guitar composed and performed by guitarist and multi-instrumentalist David Allison.
“Move over Daniel Day Lewis. The 1920 version is now my favourite. Marvellous soundtrack performed live by DavidAllison.”
Pauline McLean, BBC Scotland Arts Correspondent.
“Brilliant. Really rather special.”
Rod White, Head of Programming Edinburgh Filmhouse.
“The live accompaniment by @DavidAllison_ was out of this world. It would make a great stand-alone CD.”
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