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(CNN)   The Lone Ranger may have been inspired by an escaped slave lawman who captured 3,000 outlaws. Should have made that movie instead   (edition.cnn.com) divider line 31
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2013-08-07 03:27:08 PM  
Wasn't that Django Unchained?
 
2013-08-07 03:39:08 PM  
So someone enslaved a lawman? Or he was the lawman of the slaves?  I just don't get it.
 
2013-08-07 03:44:22 PM  

naughtyrev: So someone enslaved a lawman? Or he was the lawman of the slaves?  I just don't get it.



He was a slave to his work.
 
2013-08-07 03:55:08 PM  

Blues_X: naughtyrev: So someone enslaved a lawman? Or he was the lawman of the slaves?  I just don't get it.


He was a slave to his work.


And to the rhythm.
 
2013-08-07 05:03:52 PM  
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And it was a much better movie than The Lone Ranger could have ever been.

And he loves feet. REALLY loves feet.
 
2013-08-07 05:32:34 PM  
You know what's terrible? Some guy named Sergio Corbucci stole Quentin Tarantino's "Django" idea, got into a time machine, went 47 years into the past, and made his own version of it.
 
2013-08-07 05:47:27 PM  

GreenAdder: You know what's terrible? Some guy named Sergio Corbucci stole Quentin Tarantino's "Django" idea, got into a time machine, went 47 years into the past, and made his own version of it.


Tarantino ripped someone off? The hell you say!

/he never heard of City on Fire
 
2013-08-07 06:03:27 PM  
nice to see people get the joke
 
2013-08-07 06:08:54 PM  
I'd go watch that movie.  Of course, I doubt that it would take $250M to make it.
 
2013-08-07 06:25:36 PM  

Lord Jubjub: I'd go watch that movie.  Of course, I doubt that it would take $250M to make it.


Depends if someone thinks adding CGI werewolves is a good idea before completely changing their mind and removing them.
 
2013-08-07 06:27:16 PM  
The Lone Ranger was inspired by a board of directors at a production company who asked the question "Is there a big-name property that we can cash in on?" and answered themselves with "Yes, but we need to attach Johnny Depp playing Jar Jar Binks if we really want the big bucks!"
 
2013-08-07 06:32:51 PM  

Carth: Lord Jubjub: I'd go watch that movie.  Of course, I doubt that it would take $250M to make it.

Depends if someone thinks adding CGI werewolves is a good idea before completely changing their mind and removing them.


Keep in mind that the Lone Ranger was shut down in preproduction by Disney because they were fairly certain it was going to go over its $200 million budget.
 
2013-08-07 06:38:32 PM  
As for the iconic black mask, the link is more symbolic. "Blacks at that time wore an invisible mask in a world that largely ignored them -- so in that societal sense, Reeves also wore a mask," said Burton, a lecturer at South Suburban College in Illinois.

"When the Lone Ranger first started appearing in comic books he wore a black mask that covered his entire face. Why would they do that? There was deep physiological connection going on."


Talk about over-thinking things.
 
2013-08-07 06:46:22 PM  

naughtyrev: So someone enslaved a lawman? Or he was the lawman of the slaves?  I just don't get it.


I read it as he was a lawman who captured escaped slaves.
 
2013-08-07 06:47:23 PM  

GreenAdder: You know what's terrible? Some guy named Sergio Corbucci stole Quentin Tarantino's "Django" idea, got into a time machine, went 47 years into the past, and made his own version of it.


And then that badtard went further back and sang some blues songs about it.
 
2013-08-07 06:48:08 PM  

fusillade762: As for the iconic black mask, the link is more symbolic. "Blacks at that time wore an invisible mask in a world that largely ignored them -- so in that societal sense, Reeves also wore a mask," said Burton, a lecturer at South Suburban College in Illinois.

"When the Lone Ranger first started appearing in comic books he wore a black mask that covered his entire face. Why would they do that? There was deep physiological connection going on."

Talk about over-thinking things.


I bet he has mascary on under that mask.
 
2013-08-07 07:26:06 PM  
Holy crap did Lone Ranger suck.
 
2013-08-07 07:41:23 PM  
I heard that that cat Reeves was one bad mutha.
 
2013-08-07 07:42:49 PM  
As for the iconic black mask, the link is more symbolic. "Blacks at that time wore an invisible mask in a world that largely ignored them -- so in that societal sense, Reeves also wore a mask," said Burton, a lecturer at South Suburban College in Illinois.

"When the Lone Ranger first started appearing in comic books he wore a black mask that covered his entire face. Why would they do that? There was deep physiological connection going on."

Talk about over-thinking things.


Seems like a legit theory to me

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2013-08-07 07:54:27 PM  

fusillade762: As for the iconic black mask, the link is more symbolic. "Blacks at that time wore an invisible mask in a world that largely ignored them -- so in that societal sense, Reeves also wore a mask," said Burton, a lecturer at South Suburban College in Illinois.

"When the Lone Ranger first started appearing in comic books he wore a black mask that covered his entire face. Why would they do that? There was deep physiological connection going on."

Talk about over-thinking things.


The metaphor bit is over-thinking, but it would be plausible that as the stories about Reeves got told during a time that the west was increasingly being white washed that "black sheriff" became "sheriff with a black mask that covered his entire face." African Americans were a pretty significant percentage of the people who settled the west but that's been almost entirely erased from history until recently.
 
2013-08-07 08:08:27 PM  

rynthetyn: fusillade762: As for the iconic black mask, the link is more symbolic. "Blacks at that time wore an invisible mask in a world that largely ignored them -- so in that societal sense, Reeves also wore a mask," said Burton, a lecturer at South Suburban College in Illinois.

"When the Lone Ranger first started appearing in comic books he wore a black mask that covered his entire face. Why would they do that? There was deep physiological connection going on."

Talk about over-thinking things.

The metaphor bit is over-thinking, but it would be plausible that as the stories about Reeves got told during a time that the west was increasingly being white washed that "black sheriff" became "sheriff with a black mask that covered his entire face." African Americans were a pretty significant percentage of the people who settled the west but that's been almost entirely erased from history until recently.


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GIS for "black western".
 
2013-08-07 08:12:49 PM  

rynthetyn: fusillade762: As for the iconic black mask, the link is more symbolic. "Blacks at that time wore an invisible mask in a world that largely ignored them -- so in that societal sense, Reeves also wore a mask," said Burton, a lecturer at South Suburban College in Illinois.

"When the Lone Ranger first started appearing in comic books he wore a black mask that covered his entire face. Why would they do that? There was deep physiological connection going on."

Talk about over-thinking things.

The metaphor bit is over-thinking, but it would be plausible that as the stories about Reeves got told during a time that the west was increasingly being white washed that "black sheriff" became "sheriff with a black mask that covered his entire face." African Americans were a pretty significant percentage of the people who settled the west but that's been almost entirely erased from history until recently.


I thought it was a commentary on the fact that the Lone Ranger thought the world had syphilis, and he didn't want no part of nobody.
 
2013-08-07 08:17:37 PM  

rynthetyn: African Americans were a pretty significant percentage of the people who settled the west but that's been almost entirely erased from history until recently.


Zayt nisht meshuggeh.

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/They darker than us! Woof!
 
2013-08-07 08:28:04 PM  

fusillade762: rynthetyn: fusillade762: As for the iconic black mask, the link is more symbolic. "Blacks at that time wore an invisible mask in a world that largely ignored them -- so in that societal sense, Reeves also wore a mask," said Burton, a lecturer at South Suburban College in Illinois.

"When the Lone Ranger first started appearing in comic books he wore a black mask that covered his entire face. Why would they do that? There was deep physiological connection going on."

Talk about over-thinking things.

The metaphor bit is over-thinking, but it would be plausible that as the stories about Reeves got told during a time that the west was increasingly being white washed that "black sheriff" became "sheriff with a black mask that covered his entire face." African Americans were a pretty significant percentage of the people who settled the west but that's been almost entirely erased from history until recently.

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GIS for "black western".


Your first two are from Jim Crow era black cinema, something most people today don't even know ever existed. In the early days of film making there was a separate African American film industry, but, like most of the films from that era, a lot of them have been lost to time.
 
2013-08-07 08:47:37 PM  

rynthetyn: fusillade762: As for the iconic black mask, the link is more symbolic. "Blacks at that time wore an invisible mask in a world that largely ignored them -- so in that societal sense, Reeves also wore a mask," said Burton, a lecturer at South Suburban College in Illinois.

"When the Lone Ranger first started appearing in comic books he wore a black mask that covered his entire face. Why would they do that? There was deep physiological connection going on."

Talk about over-thinking things.

The metaphor bit is over-thinking, but  it would be plausible that as the stories about Reeves got told during a time that the west was increasingly being white washed that "black sheriff" became "sheriff with a black mask that covered his entire face." African Americans were a pretty significant percentage of the people who settled the west but that's been almost entirely erased from history until recently.


That's not plausible at all.  What sheriff wore a mask that hid their entire face?  Why?  It makes no sense.  The stories just wouldn't acknowledge skin color at all, or just not identify Reeves by name.

The lecturer with this theory really has to cherry-pick historical details to make a case.  The look of the Lone Ranger started in radio - yes, really.  Newspaper advertisements and the actors hired to make public appearances all wore the over-the-eye mask, and not a full-face mask.  The comics used the same design (the tunic went from red to blue, but that's about it).  I did a GIS search for "Lone Ranger comics" and "first issue" and "mask" couldn't find any images of a full face mask.

(A full-face mask was used in a 15 chapter serial movie, but that was to make a mystery of which of the Rangers was the Lone Ranger - this was before the origin was cemented).
 
2013-08-07 09:09:40 PM  

rynthetyn: The metaphor bit is over-thinking, but it would be plausible that as the stories about Reeves got told during a time that the west was increasingly being white washed that "black sheriff" became "sheriff with a black mask that covered his entire face." African Americans were a pretty significant percentage of the people who settled the west but that's been almost entirely erased from history until recently.


You know that color just rubs off.

/end Blazing Saddles
 
2013-08-07 11:30:44 PM  

RexTalionis: Wasn't that Django Unchained?


Sounds a lot like it. Also "Blazing Saddles."
 
2013-08-08 03:44:30 AM  

BolshyGreatYarblocks: I heard that that cat Reeves was one bad mutha.


Shut your mouth!
 
2013-08-08 04:42:44 AM  
 
2013-08-08 08:34:00 AM  
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"Somebody needs to tell Denzel."
 
2013-08-08 11:29:42 AM  
Reeves was an influence on the character of Rooster Cogburn in True Grit, but I don't think he was quite the Lone Ranger.  He was much too much of a badass for that.
 
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