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Rehabbing Tonto: THE LONE RANGER as Picaresque Tale

In steering "The Lone Ranger" away from the point of view of its hero, John Reid (Armie Hammer), to the first-person narrative of his Indian sidekick Tonto (Johnny Depp), the tired pulp story becomes a postmodern picaresque.
  • By Tony Dayoub
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  • July 9, 2013 8:35 AM
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VIDEO ESSAY: Depp Shadows: Tim Burton's Cinema

“Basically Johnny Depp is playing Tim Burton in all his movies.” – Scott Rudin (Producer of "Sleepy Hollow") This ubiquitous quote by Rudin is often the throwaway summation found in most writings on, and dissections of, the cinematic works of Tim Burton with Johnny Depp. Which is a shame, really.
  • By Nelson Carvajal
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  • May 11, 2012 9:55 AM
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OSCARS DEATH RACE: RANGO

The trailer for "Rango" made the movie look unappealing, and I didn't have high hopes when I threw it in the DVD player. Oops: it's awesome.
  • By Sarah D. Bunting
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  • February 21, 2012 6:22 AM
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