7282Re: [probe_control] faulty adaptations
- Jun 1, 2011Someone 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...
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