The Lone Ranger – Early Analysis and Commentary Podcast Lecture
With 2013 approaching, Disney’s attempt to re-launch The Lone Ranger as a new Johnny Depp franchise is edging ever closer. This week’s podcast examines the film’s new trailer in addition to some of the other details we have come to learn about this risky new venture. From the depiction of the American West featured in the trailer to the problems which might surround Depp’s Tonto, this podcast provides some early analysis of The Lone Ranger film along with some of the hopes and fears that currently surround it.
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More American Studies Podcasts
To listen to my series of lectures on comic books and history, check out the American Studies and History Podcast page. Listen to “Up, Up and Away: Action Comics #1 in the Great Depression and the Depression Recession (1938 and 2011)” which compares DC’s original superhero classic to its modern day remake. Also of interest for DC fans is my brief “History of the Joker” which explores how Batman’s arch nemesis has evolved from his first appearance to his modern day incarnation. Finally, Marvel fans have something to think about in “Captain America’s Racist Sidekick”, a lecture which explores the problematic character of Whitewash Jones and how racism in comics worked in the early years of the genre.