Who That Masked Man Was

Commentary by L.E. Taylor

Did we really need another Lone Ranger? A post-modern Tonto?

Well, in 2013, some of the smartest and most talented people in Hollywood thought so. The franchise goes back to its first radio broadcast in 1933, and at its best, over the next 20 years, it was very good indeed. In every sense of the word: good drama; good character development; good theme music; and goodness itself.

The Lone Ranger was a morality play. Good defeated evil three times a week in the limitless imaginations of thousands of youngsters across America. (Don’t argue with me. I was there. You weren’t even born yet. So just sit still and learn something.) Continue reading