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Re: The Lone Ranger

Postby Wayoutwest » September 24th, 2013, 7:01 am

RedRiver wrote:1949. I think of the 1950's as the early days of TV. But 1949. Wow!


Wow is right, RR. And for kicks, I just did an internet search of TV shows from the 1940s and one of the sites that came up was crazyabouttv.com. When I clicked on the list of the 1940s shows, it looks to me as if TLR is the only show on that list that's still airing. While I doubt that it's a complete list--and I could easily be wrong about some of those other shows airing somewhere--it still seems pretty incredible to me that we're getting as much pleasure out of a 60+-year old TV show today as we did when we were kids. Still just kids at heart, I guess...
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Re: The Lone Ranger

Postby Rita Hayworth » March 11th, 2014, 12:01 pm

THE LONE RANGER
1956 MOVIE


I just loved the chemistry of Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels brings to this charming western movie back in 1956 and it was a great adventure and one thing about this movie. I was very surprised by the photography and cinematography of this enduring western involving a legendary crimefighter and his loyal companion. I don't know how many times that I seen it and I was like a kid again seeing it today. It was on at 3:30 AM and I made an effort to change my sleeping schedule so I can watch both THE LONE RANGER and LOVE AFFAIR today. Great Story and plenty of fun ... I had a smile on my face watching it again!

Both of these movies were on TCM today.

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Re: The Lone Ranger

Postby RedRiver » March 11th, 2014, 12:26 pm

My mom took us to see a Lone Ranger movie when I was REALLY young. But that was probably the one from 1958. Had it been this one, I would have no memory of it all!

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Re: The Lone Ranger

Postby RedRiver » March 11th, 2014, 12:28 pm

I'm sure I've said this before, but Mr. Clayton Moore had the greatest voice of all time. Radio was invented to accommodate that man.

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Re: The Lone Ranger

Postby Lomm » March 11th, 2014, 12:48 pm

That's the origin movie, I assume? I watched that back when the horrifying new movie came out, and it held up nicely for me. I grew up loving the Clayton Moore show in reruns through the 70s. I had a mask, the white hat, gun belt (had to be the one with TWO holsters, not just one!) It made me sad when he wasn't allowed to wear the mask in appearances anymore because of that other crap movie in the 80s.

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Re: The Lone Ranger

Postby movieman1957 » September 26th, 2014, 9:34 am

I watched some of the new "Lone Ranger" last night. Yes, it was disappointing enough not to stick with it. I came in at about 20 mins, watched about 40 more and came back at the very end. Where do I start?

Far be it for them to take the subject matter seriously. Depp tries to be funny. Hammer is a bit of a goof. Of what I saw, the train robbery and wreck, must have been mostly shot in front of a green screen. The robbery must have been a tribute to "The Wild Bunch" for a minute because it looks and sounds like it was lifted right out of it. These bad guys are more ugly than sin. One is a transvestite wannabe and they are all not so smart.

Count the barn burning scene as another section that is too much. Our hero, who probably couldn't hit water if he fell out of a boat takes a shot at the bad guys during their standoff. It ricochets on the way to them. It doesn't do it once it hits off of at least three other things, including the crow on Tonto's head before it finally hits a beam being held up by a rope. Of course, the beam lets go and falls on all the villains. Yeah, sure.

I came back for the final scene, by accident, only to find that they had to blow up more stuff. With hints of The William Tell Overture softly playing in the background it came to an end. As the titles start up we start to get the overture in all its glory only after about a minute or so it becomes background to Hans Zimmers score. The accompanying strings are still doing their work while Zimmer lays some melody over it. Not a thing wrong with Rossini. They could have left that alone and got one thing right.

I won't even try to figure out the whole kid in the museum part. I didn't see enough of it to know and I'm not sure I want to know. I hope this has cured the likes of Jerry Bruckheimer from trying to make any more westerns. The problem is that it may have cured everyone from making them. If producers point to this one as a reason why the western is dead then that is proof that they don't know anything about them and we will just have to live with what has been done.

What I saw was bad enough. I can't imagine having to sit through it all.
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Re: The Lone Ranger

Postby Lomm » September 26th, 2014, 10:10 am

The biggest flaw in that film is that the creators were unwilling to take the source material seriously and give it the respect it deserved. The Ranger is played for laughs; a buffoon. If they had shown any interest in not poking fun at the character, and actually tried to be faithful, I have no doubt they could have turned out an enjoyable movie. Instead, I will never watch all of it, will discourage people from watching it, and will stick to my Clayton Moore classics.

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Re: The Lone Ranger

Postby RedRiver » September 26th, 2014, 10:37 am

I was never even tempted to see this movie! This, in spite of the fact that I used to trade comic books with Johnny Depp's older brother!


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