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The Last of the Mohicans

Clarence Brown, Maurice Tourneur / US, 1920 / 75 min.

This Western/adventure film tells a tale based on a true story that took place around 1757, when the French and the British were waging war against one another in North America, each side trying to recruit the various local Native Americans to their cause. Composition students from the HKU’s Music and Technology programme composed the music, which is performed live by the Keuris Ensemble conducted by Henry Kelder.

poster The Last of the Mohicans (Maurice Tourneur & Clarence Brown, US 1920)
While Alice and Cora Munro are searching for their father, a British officer stationed at Fort William (in what is now New York State, USA), they are attacked by French soldiers and Native Americans from the Huron tribe led by the evil Magua. Chingachgook and his son Uncas, the last survivors of the Mohican tribe, along with their white ally frontiersman Natty Bumppo (aka Hawkeye) fight to save the women.

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Persons under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult

Director

Clarence Brown, Maurice Tourneur

Production year

1920

Country

US

Original title

The Last of the Mohicans

Length

75 min.

Language

live music, English

Format

35mm

Part of

Eye on Sound

With Eye on Sound, Eye focuses on the special relationship between image and sound. Expect live music to silent films, live bands from today to classics of yesteryear, brand new scores to films from the versatile Eye collection and special attention to the often neglected art of sound design.

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still The Last of the Mohicans (Maurice Tourneur & Clarence Brown, US 1920)
still The Last of the Mohicans (Maurice Tourneur & Clarence Brown, US 1920)
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