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7282Re: [probe_control] faulty adaptations

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  • John
    Jun 1 6:31 AM
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      Someone will have to correct me because it has been a long time since I have
      seen it, but there was an episode of WWW that Sammy Davis, Jr. guest starred
      as an agent, and I seem to remember them acknowledging in some way the extra
      difficulties he had to face as a man of color in the late 1880's. So when
      the Will Smith movie came out, all I could think about was the Davis
      episode, and how did they think they were going to pull the movie off
      considering the time period? I never saw the movie, and suspect to this day
      that I made the right decision.

      On Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 6:46 AM, Geoff Willmetts <gfwillmetts@...>wrote:

      > Hello Stephen Russell
      > I never saw the original �Wild, Wild West�, although did catch
      > the return with the original actors.
      > What puzzles me most about the film version is why make it a
      > film vehicle for Will Smith? If it was true to the original West (the era
      > not the series), then the black man barely got a look in. This isn�t a
      > racist comment but a sign of that time period. It stretches reality a little
      > too far. I think they thought if �Blazing Saddles� could do it...
      > Geoff

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