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Old October 5 2012, 06:37 PM   #136
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Re: hi ho Silver, The Lone Ranger rides on....

Anyone getting a Wild Wild West vibe after watching the trailer? We all know how well that movie did...
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Old October 5 2012, 07:29 PM   #137
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Re: hi ho Silver, The Lone Ranger rides on....

Kind of, yeah.

The trouble with making Westerns colorful and zany-looking is that the actual look of the era is far more conducive to grim and serious stuff, a la True Grit, than POTC-style madcappery. After all, isn't Lone Ranger pretty much a Zorro ripoff, sans the Romance of swordplay, and the vibrant colors of Latin culture? The Mask of Zorro had a realistic art design, but the hacienda scenes were still plenty lively.

One could always go back to the woozy, psychedelic Western color schemes of the '50s (like how Doc dressed up Marty), but that'd take some serious brass, and probably a strong metatextual vibe to boot. They're obviously not going for that approach here...
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Old October 5 2012, 08:14 PM   #138
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Re: hi ho Silver, The Lone Ranger rides on....

Lol, That would have been genius! Combine Lone Ranger with the old "singing cowboy" movie style of the 40's and 50's! The Lone Ranger, a musical.

I think I could actually see that working in a strange way.
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Old October 6 2012, 12:25 AM   #139
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Lol, That would have been genius! Combine Lone Ranger with the old "singing cowboy" movie style of the 40's and 50's! The Lone Ranger, a musical.

I think I could actually see that working in a strange way.
Throw in dinosaurs, as in Valley of the Gwangi, and you've really got something!
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Old October 6 2012, 12:34 AM   #140
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^Or you could put the singing Lone Ranger, Tonto, and the dinosaurs on a spaceship!
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Old October 6 2012, 12:55 AM   #141
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^ .... with werewolves?

Maybe the railroad tycoons are all werewolves.
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Old October 6 2012, 11:59 AM   #142
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^A singing Lone Ranger and railroad tycoon werewolves? They'd have to call it "Hell on Wheels."
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Old December 11 2012, 06:56 PM   #143
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New trailer


Since they are dealing with resurrection, maybe move this to sci-fi
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Old December 11 2012, 07:21 PM   #144
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Re: hi ho Silver, The Lone Ranger rides on....

nah, i see all the resurrection stuff as just metaphor.
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Old December 11 2012, 07:45 PM   #145
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Re: hi ho Silver, The Lone Ranger rides on....

I like the new trailer, it reveals more about the characters and why anyone would be interested in their story. The other one was too much about railroads, who gives a flip.

Betcha the resurrection stuff is no metaphor. Metaphors are for artsy fartsy movies, a big summer franchise film will be more literal and use it as the last minute plot twist that changes everything.

But until official, let's keep the thread here.
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Old December 11 2012, 08:59 PM   #146
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Re: hi ho Silver, The Lone Ranger rides on....

There were rumours about some super-natural stuff in the film originally, but the script has been rewritten since, so maybe it was cut.
As for the trailer: It looks cool and Verbinski showed with Rango what he can do with a western. I'm looking forward to it.
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Old December 11 2012, 11:58 PM   #147
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Eh, we'll see. I'm tired of this over-the-top action crap. And after seeing Depp's Dark Shadows, I am far less interested in his Lone Ranger.
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Old December 12 2012, 12:01 AM   #148
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I wonder if Depp was paid by the word. Removing articles from his lines probably saved production quite a few thousand dollars.
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Old December 12 2012, 11:36 PM   #149
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So it's an opportunity for me to salute Native Americans."
I read only partway through the thread, so forgive me if this has already been said, but... If Depp sincerely wants to salute Native Americans, maybe he should cast a Native actor as Tonto, instead of playing the role himself.
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Old December 13 2012, 03:34 AM   #150
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I don't think Depp is in charge of casting, fwiw.
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