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Old December 15 2012, 07:07 PM   #166
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Re: hi ho Silver, The Lone Ranger rides on....

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I'm not sure how subtitles are going to make a difference, Temis. One assumes they'll replicate Tonto's dialogue, including his matter of speech.
How many people in Jakarta or Shanghai would know that a Native American character dropping his prepositions is racist?

As movies get more global, cultural niceties like that get lost. Only the broad strokes remain. For much of the world, all they know about Native Americans is what Hollywood has told them. There's your scary thought for the day.
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Old December 15 2012, 11:54 PM   #167
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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.
He's part Native American. But, yeah. Perhaps an actor who is MORE full blooded than he...
"Native American" is a tricky designation, however. There are in all likelihood enrolled members of various tribes at least "white" as Depp.

There's also the question that, if we're going to require only Native Americans to play Native Americans, why not do the same with other cultures. Should, for example, Jewish actors be prohibited from portraying Christians or Muslims? Or vice versa?
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Old December 16 2012, 07:52 AM   #168
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Judging from the preview showed before The Hobbit, Depp delivers Silver's lines, in an effort to keep the movie grounded I suppose. The preview also showed Silver wearing a hat, whereupon Tonto announced there was something wrong with that horse. Conflict amongst the heroes is an infallible sign of Serious Drama. All God' children should watch this movie.

That lets the rest of us off the hook!
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Old January 29 2013, 10:58 PM   #169
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Poor Armie. Can't even get equal space on the poster. They should be upfront and say the movie is about Tonto.
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Old January 29 2013, 11:00 PM   #170
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The more I see of this movie the less I want to see it.
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Old January 29 2013, 11:02 PM   #171
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This is one of the films were the billing thing gets pretty silly. Armie Hammer is The Lone Ranger, not Johnny Depp.
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Old January 29 2013, 11:35 PM   #172
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Now The Lone Ranger knows how Alice feels.
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Old January 30 2013, 01:42 AM   #173
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They couldn't show his ARM? Ridiculous poster.
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Old January 30 2013, 01:49 AM   #174
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Maybe he's wearing something really really stupid on his arm. Like a crow.
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Old January 30 2013, 02:18 AM   #175
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I don't know, the hat looks more "country farmer" than "intimidating gunslinger" in that poster, maybe they should have cut off the top of his head instead of the arm.
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Old January 30 2013, 10:34 AM   #176
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This is 2013. He actually loses his arm in battle, just to show us that this is not your daddy's Lone Ranger.
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Old January 30 2013, 10:36 AM   #177
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This is one of the films were the billing thing gets pretty silly. Armie Hammer is The Lone Ranger, not Johnny Depp.
Christopher Reeve didn't have top billing in Superman or Michael Keaton in Batman, IIRC, so it's not unprecedented for the lesser-known actor playing the lead character to get lower billing to a better known actor playing what is nominally a supporting character.
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Old January 30 2013, 01:38 PM   #178
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I like the overall style of the poster, but the lack of symmetry is somewhat grating...
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Old January 30 2013, 02:10 PM   #179
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Wow, I can't believe this movie is really happening!
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Old January 30 2013, 02:14 PM   #180
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Captaindemotion wrote: View Post
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This is one of the films were the billing thing gets pretty silly. Armie Hammer is The Lone Ranger, not Johnny Depp.
Christopher Reeve didn't have top billing in Superman or Michael Keaton in Batman, IIRC, so it's not unprecedented for the lesser-known actor playing the lead character to get lower billing to a better known actor playing what is nominally a supporting character.
Yes, and it wasn't okay then and it isn't okay now.
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