Sunday, June 24, 2018

The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981)

Michael and Pax talk at length about the financial and critical disaster that was William Fraker's Legend of the Lone Ranger, starring Klinton Spilsbury, Michael Horse, and Christopher Lloyd. But along the way, they cover other iterations of the masked rider's adventures, including the original radio dramas, the 1938 serial, the Clayton Moore TV show, and a couple of cartoons.

Also in this episode: Pony Express mail featuring two lists of Must See Westerns as compiled by comics writer Chuck Dixon:

"Must See" Westerns

A More Advanced List of Western Movies

1 comment:

  1. I have seen the 1981 movie once - and it drags. I think it supports the common failure of "hero" movies in that origin stories often take too long establishing the character and getting them into the costume. (Fantastic Four movies in particular.)

    Not much to add to the new additions to the lists of westerns to see. Joel McCrea and Randolph Scott are good indicators of interesting films, or at least interesting lead roles.

    And "Bend of the River" is a Anthony Mann directed James Stewart film. All four (Winchester '73, Bend of the River, The Naked Spur, The Far Country) are good westerns. The last is actually set in Alaska.