Months fly by. Apparently Silver does too — albeit onto collapsing houses and mine shafts, not to mention moving railway cars.
Might she be a psychopomp? If so, they don’t outright say so in the Lone Ranger movie.
Don’t tell you what ‘tonto‘ means, either; not explicitly. But at least they did refer to it, albeit not till the end.
Recall at the time virtually every reviewer I read said it was unadulterated crap. Beg to differ. It isn’t unadulterated, as in ‘ Not mingled or diluted with extraneous matter; pure’.
Not sure it’s adulterated crap either: ‘To make impure by adding extraneous, improper, or inferior ingredients.’ The filmmakers knew exactly what they were doing and it wasn’t crap.
At least, though it is Disney, they didn’t intend to make it crap. Did intend to make it rollicking good fun along the lines of that other Johnny Depp franchise they produce. The one where he plays Keith Richards as a buccaneer.
Movie ends with a question: “Do you know what Tonto means in Spanish.” Have wondered about this for decades, as it happened. And I knew what it meant.
Straight out of the Serendipity article cited in above ditto link, here’s a different take on subject:
“Guess now I’m going to have to assume the creators of the Lone Ranger weren’t really racist twits when they named him thusly. They meant that Tonto was a highly respected tribal heyoka — a Thunder Cloud Clown.”