Movie News

Today’s post is about movies. Well, actually one specific movie; The Lone Ranger. As most of you know, I live in New Mexico. The Land of Enchantment. We have ski resorts, a piece of the Rio Grande, mountains, desserts, Native American Pueblos and movie studios.

We residents of New Mexico are always the first to know when a big name movie is being filmed here. We actually have several famous residents, (Val Kilmer, Julia Roberts, the late Patrick Swayze; just to name a few).  Our local papers are on location as often as possible to keep us up to date. But to say we’re excited about this movie is an understatement. This is a blending of the old west meets Native American heritage. Thanks to Johnny Depp, Tonto will be portrayed as the intelligent, savvy, and reliable sidekick he truly is, while presenting authentic Native heritage.  Here’s the link to the webpage where you can learn more about Mr. Depp’s feelings on his portrayal of Tonto.

Johnny Depp on remaking The Lone Ranger

The movie is due for release on May 31, 2013.  Obviously, since the movie is only now being filmed I can’t give you a true review of the movie. However, given Mr. Depp’s feelings for Tonto and with Native Americans on site, consulting with cast and producers, I feel this movie will be a much more authentic portrayal of the Native Americans and their interactions with open minded whites.  Here is the link for a list of the cast and more information on the behind the scenes activity.

The Lone Ranger

And finally, here’s a picture published in one of our local papers. The woman standing beside Tonto (Johnny Depp) is the Surgeon General for the Navajo Nation, Dr. Gayle Dine ‘Chacon.

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8 thoughts on “Movie News

  1. Twenty-one years ago when I was 19, I traveled by car to Albuquerque with my then boy friend. (The car was useless by the time we made the trip from Maryland; luckily we had mountain bikes.) We lived in the hostel near Oldtown and paid our rent by doing repairs around the hostel. My favorite part of living there was riding my bike to the University and exploring the city’s cafe’s and bookstores. Lots of fond memories of NM. No movie memories, however. But as a young adult, I fantasized about visiting NM after reading “Tiger Eyes” by Judy Blume. 🙂

    • Katrina

      If ever do come back, give me a call, I’ll show you around, give you a taste of the behind the scenes of living in New Mexico.

      • Thank you for the offer! It’s definitely a place I want to go back to some day.

  2. I’m looking forward to some reality in the story. Good to see that JD is taking it seriously. I guess we should expect nothing less.

    • Katrina

      I never expect anything less than perfection from Mr Depp, and from other news reports here locally he is even concerned with authenticity of costumes and speech, so, I feel we’ll get a healthy dose of reality in this one.

  3. I can’t wait to see this movie…and having lived in Arizona..I so miss the scenery.

  4. Johnny Depp is one of my favorite hollywood actors 🙂 I will watch this movie, I can’t wait to see it! 🙂

    • Katrina

      Its due out May 31, 2013, so we have awhile to wait, but I’m excited and want to see too

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