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    Default Release the drama llama! (HR Johnny Depp)

    Just cruised by Yahoo to check my mail, and saw a big headline: EXCLUSIVE! Johnny Depp takes scary fall off horse!!

    http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-...165232098.html

    Now, mind you, I don't wish a fall on anyone. But scary? I think most of us could totally top a nice soft landing off a paint horse that politely jumps clear!

    Really, headline person. That was a bit much

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    so does depp actually ride? hammer at least looked like he has a bit of a seat...
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    Who knew that Tonto couldn't stay on Scout? Can't wait to see the movie. Wonder if the William Tell overture will be in the soundtrack.

    Here's an interesting note: In all the Long Ranger tv and radio series, the Long Ranger never killed anyone.


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    Quote Originally Posted by WildandWickedWarmbloods View Post
    Who knew that Tonto couldn't stay on Scout? Can't wait to see the movie. Wonder if the William Tell overture will be in the soundtrack.

    Here's an interesting note: In all the Long Ranger tv and radio series, the Long Ranger never killed anyone.
    I'll bet that's probably true of all the western series of that era: Hopalong Cassidy (Wm. Boyd was very conscious of his image with children), Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Wild Bill Hickcock, Buffalo Bill Jr., etc. They were probably the best shots in the world: Always managed to shoot that gun out of the baddy's hand without badly injuring him! LOL Certainly nothing like, say, Deadwood!


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    actually that looked kind of scary to me

    he was going pretty fast and he hit hard. looks like he got tangled in the back feet a little

    maybe im a "drama llama" (sigh)


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    I read an article where the rangler for the movie diplomatically said that Johmny Depp missed out on much of the riding training sessions because he had other commitments, but it wasn't such an issue because the makeup allowed his stunt double to do a lot of the riding.



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    so does depp actually ride? hammer at least looked like he has a bit of a seat...
    well, look at the top still picture in that news story and make up your own mind.
    Also, it's rather difficult to fall off a horse while riding in a straight line over flat ground with nary a spook or buck. Even I, who once fell off a rather erratic green horse 5 times in less than 20 minutes of riding have never managed THAT feat...


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    I don't think that was particularly flat ground, really. All humpy looking with bushes to sort of jump over and/or dodge around....

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    The interview about this incident is hilarious!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EmlQNRxmYc


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    It looks to me like maybe he was preforming a stunt of some sort that had him already clinging to the side of his horse and he lost grip and dropped off?


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    Quote Originally Posted by wendy View Post
    well, look at the top still picture in that news story and make up your own mind.
    well, yeah, i kind of had that thought too.

    I don't think that was particularly flat ground, really. All humpy looking with bushes to sort of jump over and/or dodge around....

    Sez me, who only rides in arenas because she's a big ole chicken.
    i'd be in 2-point over terrain like that.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by KSquared View Post
    It looks to me like maybe he was preforming a stunt of some sort that had him already clinging to the side of his horse and he lost grip and dropped off?
    See the interview of him on the David Letterman Show I posted.


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    Eh, as someone who's taken a dive off a galloping horse into "nice soft grass"....it still freaking hurts! And I did it with my helmet on and still walked away dazed, I imagine he had quite the headache with no helmet.


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    Guess I'm with the drama llama contingent as that fall made me cringe. Ow.


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    I want to see that paint jump a real jumps, looks cute!
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    After watching those videos I'm even more excited to see the movie!

    I don't care what the terrain is, or how straight, or not straight, the horse is going, no fall is good. Just like me, he's not 16 anymore (although no doubt he's probably in better shape )
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    A-ha, "death-machine"

    Yes, the headline sounds a bit much, but he could have gotten seriously hurt...


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    Quote Originally Posted by jess h View Post
    Just cruised by Yahoo to check my mail, and saw a big headline: EXCLUSIVE! Johnny Depp takes scary fall off horse!!

    http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-...165232098.html

    Now, mind you, I don't wish a fall on anyone. But scary? I think most of us could totally top a nice soft landing off a paint horse that politely jumps clear!

    Really, headline person. That was a bit much

    Oh, and I'm totally looking forward to the movie! You?
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    I thought it looked scary. Falling at speed looks scary -- even a fall on nice soft grass can knock the wind out of me, uh, I mean, you.


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    I also want to see the movie, although I will probably wait for the DVD since going to the theatre costs just as much by the time I drive a 60+ mile round trip and pay the inflated theatre prices.

    The 'real' Tonto, Jay Silverheels, was a horseman, he rode often and drove and trained Standardbreds. Met him once when he was on a drivers' tour with several other well known drivers, very nice, unassuming man and I loved his colours - blue and silver satin although the satin was not unusual since most drivers with custom colours had satin jackets back then; the difference was the silvery grey that shimmered under lights.
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    I thought it looked pretty scary too, he hung off the side for a fairly long time, the horse was moving fast, he landed on his back, and the horse clipped him with his hinds while jumping over him. Of course, it wasn't nearly as as http://www.myaushorse.com/photos/sa/...adelaide69.htm

    People can have *nasty* falls even in groomed arenas, and going a lot more slowly. My scariest fall was vaulting at the canter, I was sitting sideways facing the outside of the circle, horse and I both got slightly off-balance although he didn't do anything bad. Footing was super soft. I came off head-down, but was able to remember to tuck-and-roll, and didn't even have bruises. I was pretty shook up, and swapped from canter classes to trot for the rest of the day.

    Charis, in the interview, he said that he has done riding in a lot of other movies, and mentions that each horse is different. I don't think it's one of his regular hobbies though.
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