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Just watched The Lone Ranger (the most recent one, with Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp) on TV. Maybe it's a case of lowered expectations, because the initial reviews and box office were so terrible, but I actually enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I was going to.

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Really. It was filmed around here and I wanted to like it. I felt it was disrespectful to Indian culture and the plot was half baked.


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Omega wrote: Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:38 pm Really. It was filmed around here and I wanted to like it. I felt it was disrespectful to Indian culture and the plot was half baked.
Yeah, you probably don't wanna scrutinise the plot too closely, but I think they went out of their way not to be disrespectful to Native Americans. Some of Tonto's actions could be construed as a caricature of Native stereotypes, but then you have the Lone Ranger repeating them to the Comanche elders, and the chief just laughs and says "Did Tonto tell you that?", before explaining that
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he had been driven insane by the shame of betraying his tribe.
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We watched hunt for red October and Indians kind and the last crusade, also watch dr no and frwl


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Omega wrote: Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:38 pm Really. It was filmed around here and I wanted to like it. I felt it was disrespectful to Indian culture and the plot was half baked.
Yeah, you probably don't wanna scrutinise the plot too closely, but I think they went out of their way not to be disrespectful to Native Americans. Some of Tonto's actions could be construed as a caricature of Native stereotypes, but then you have the Lone Ranger repeating them to the Comanche elders, and the chief just laughs and says "Did Tonto tell you that?", before explaining that
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he had been driven insane by the shame of betraying his tribe.
I know disney were sensitive about native culture still by the fake spiritualism and degrading tonto to (self edited spoiler) I thought was another jibe at the culture
But the original Lone Ranger story might with Indian sidekick probably wouldn’t work today even though at the time have tonto as a noble warrior was counter programming to the Indians are savages in media and official government policy. Also the white guys were normally the bad guys in the Lone Ranger.




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I watched an old British horror on Youtube - Nothing But the Night(1973) with Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. Also in the cast were Diana Dors and a young Cassandra from Only Fools and Horses. It is an occult thriller and I enjoyed it. Reviews said it was a bit flat. It was made by Christopher Lee's production company but they only made one film.
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carl stromberg wrote:I watched an old British horror on Youtube - Nothing But the Night(1973) with Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. Also in the cast were Diana Dors and a young Cassandra from Only Fools and Horses. It is an occult thriller and I enjoyed it. Reviews said it was a bit flat. It was made by Christopher Lee's production company but they only made one film.
Not seen it, but I am reading the book English Gothic by Jonathan Rigby at the moment, which does mention it. Rigby doesn't have a very high opinion of it.

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