Art Carney with cat from movie Harry and Tonto. Tim Kreider touches upon some home truths in a recent NYT Opiniator piece, A Man and His Cat.
At age 44, the maverick satirical filmmaker Paul Mazursky wrote and directed Harry & Tonto, chronicled an old man's unexpected late life struggle against society's selfish coercive pressures to relocate, institutionalize, and infantilize him back into a state of docile dependency. Show More Summary
Obituary for Paul Mazursky, director of BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, DOWN & OUT IN BEVERLY HILLS, MOSCOW ON THE HUDSON, THE TEMPEST, HARRY AND TONTO, NEXT STOP GREENWICH VILLAGE, and ALEX IN WONDERLAND. Read the full...Show More Summary
Prolific Oscar-nominated screenwriter and director Paul Mazursky, whose films include Harry And Tonto, Bob And Carol And Ted And Alice, and Down And Out In Beverly Hills, died today in Los Angeles of pulmonary cardiac arrest. He was 84. Developing ….
A massive disappointment at the box office and in the minds of the majority of critics (the film has a 30% score on Rotten Tomatoes), The Lone Ranger carries with it a stain of failure that will likely never wash out. When we see or hear about that movie and anything connected to it, it […]
How soon should you expect a reply to a business e-mail? Promptly and within at least 24 hours. A company that does not respond promptly to your inquiries doesn’t “get” technology and may be difficult to deal with via e-mail moving forward. How soon should you respond to a business e-mail? As fast as you […] Read the rest here... Business E-mail Reply Expectations? Pronto Tonto!
The Razzies celebrates summer bummers, Tonto, Lindsay Lohan and Going IndieGoGo! Next year's award ceremony will be televised. [...]
Our friend Bruce Heise with the National Park Service's Geologic Resources Inventory (GRI) Team sent us a Christmas present today, announcing the completion and availability of digital geologic map coverage for Tonto National Monument (TONT). Show More Summary
I was planning to write about the trip I took to the Tonto National Monument for a hike and tour of the Upper Cliff Dwelling yesterday. Due to 3 continuous days of rain and my coming down with a nasty cold, that didn’t happen and the trip was re-scheduled. You can look for that post [...]Show More Summary
No, it's not a reprised Saturday Night Live skit - just the most oddly wanna-be artful costume store commercial I've ever seen. Either that or a PSA not to sniff the grass in Nashua, New Hampsh...
Previously I wrote about the whitewashing of Tonto in Disney’s The Lone Ranger and some of the harm done by non-Indigenous filmmakers controlling onscreen images of NDN people. One way to combat this harm is to support Indigenous filmmakers, writers and actors in their endeavors to portray our lives, the multitude ways of being Native, […]
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From: Sherman Alexie To: Jess Walter Sent: Thursday, June 20 Subject: Twentieth Anniversary “Lone Ranger and Tonto” S.A.: So I’ve been trying to write the intro to the twentieth-anniversary edition, but it feels too self-congratulatory,...Show More Summary
Forest Geologist Karyn Harbour is retiring from the Tonto National Forest after 21+ years. She also served as Minerals Program Leader, Minerals Administrator II, Minerals NEPA Expert. A reception is scheduled for 11 a.m. on August 8, in Phoenix (details below).
(Say like the original Tonto and not the trendy Depp version.) There’s a hot new porky-pine on the Intertubes and his name is Kemosabe. Teddy, you’re our buddy but it’s time to step up your game! It’s been seven months since your last clip! Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Porcupines
We're not sure if there's such a thing as a not-bad car dealership ad. Often sporting the production values of a New Hampshire high school play and starring stilted user car salespeople-turned-actors, they are universally, comically awful. But this is 2013. Reinvention! [ more › ]
Having already stirred plenty of controversy regarding its decisions to cast Johnny Depp as Tonto and also not be very good, Disney’s The Lone Ranger is now the subject of backlash from another group that feels the movie did wrong by...Show More Summary
For The Lone Ranger, a boycott might actually be helpful at this point, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is about to get it. The update of the classic cowboy hero and his Native American sidekick Tonto has grossed a pretty abysmal $147 million worldwide as of Monday, Box Office Mojo notes. Show More Summary
Disney, the studio behind the new Lone Ranger reboot, did all it could to head off protests by Native American groups over the presentation of the Tonto character. Disney empowered Tonto to be an equal partner with the titular hero and chose an actor (Johnny Depp) to play the part who claimed to have Native American blood. Show More Summary
Johnny Depp may be the sidekick as Tonto in ‘The Lone Ranger,’ but he was the leading man on the red carpet at the Berlin premiere! Johnny looked the part, too, in his suit. He cleans up nicely, doesn’t he? … Continue reading »