‘The Lone Ranger’ 'Spirit Platform' Featurette

Armie Hammer braces himself 2,000 feet off the ground in a death-defying scene from director Gore Verbinski's Western action-thriller, in theaters July 3rd.
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‘The Lone Ranger’ 'Spirit Platform' Featurette

Armie Hammer prepares himself for a death-defying scene in a featurette for The Lone Ranger. The actor did not use a stunt double for this shot where he stands atop the Spirit Platform, more than 2,000 feet off the ground, with producer Jerry Bruckheimer and other crew members taking us behind-the-scenes on the Utah set. Watch as Armie Hammer shares his harrowing trip atop the Spirit Platform in this video.


The Lone Ranger was released July 3rd, 2013.

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  • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

    @bawnian-dexeus Are You referring to what we see at the :16 second mark of the fourth trailer? Also, Your saying that they edited what the rock formation looks like, that the wobbly looking platform is on that he is standing on? I think that is very possible, but again, that might be one of the very few things they edited in the movie with very little cgi. From what I've seen from all the trailers and tv spots from this Lone Ranger movie, I can tell that they have used a lot less cgi then they did for Pirates 1 ten years ago.

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    • john-m • 2 years ago

      @bawnian-dexeus : No matter what you or anyone eles says Sean is just going to keep on going with his fantasy until reality smacks him in the back ofthe head bringing him back to reality. That is why I stopped dealing with him on this article.

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      • bawnian-dexeus • 2 years ago

        @themoviefanatic I know it is a real location. The location is not what I was referring to. The camera only recorded him on the platform and on the edge of the rock cliff and that footage was edited on a separate computer generated location. If you look at the second trailer, they did the switch

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        • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

          @bawnian-dexeus That part in the video that you're referring to where he's standing on that rock, that background you see there in the video is a real location that they are in. There is absolutely no computer effects added to that part in the movie what so ever to the point where there would be a blue screen or green screen, etc. No, the fire you see in the trailers and tv spots, etc, is all real. No CGI was used for that. The horse riding on the train and entering the coach after riding it before the tunnel, Yes that particular part might be CGI, but very little of it involved in that part. Also, yes, Depp walking from one to another train likely also involves CGI as well, but again very little of it. As for the bridge they blew up was not created by CGI, but the train falling was CGI and the explosion in that part was real.

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          • bawnian-dexeus • 2 years ago

            @themoviefanatic Sean, we get that the trains and stunts are real, but there is still special effects used. The part where Hammer is on top of the rock, the background in the back to make it look like he's there alone, that's added computer effects. The fires are clearly special effects, unless the color palette is dreadful. The horse riding on the train and entering the coach after riding it before the tunnel, that's more CGI, VFX, SFX, or whatever you want to call it. Depp walking from one train to other, the background is green screen. The train riding sides may have been a practical stunt, but was CGI in post. And Sean, they blew up a damn bridge with a train falling, ergo, a lot of graphics. So your 99.99% of zero effects is ridiculous

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            • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

              @john-m There is no "my own world". If anyone is in their own world it must be you, because you are just making up these scenarios about me as you go along.

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              • john-m • 2 years ago

                @mr-k: See what I mean.

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                • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

                  @mr-k No, the train sequences are real. No CGI is being used with the trains in the movie. They didn't raise the budget to $250 million, they lowered it from an estimated $250-$300 million down to $215 million. They lowered the budget before they used blue screens for CGI in the movie.

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                  • john-m • 2 years ago

                    @mr-k: It is just Sean being his usual self. No matter what you say he will exist in his own world.

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                    • mr-k • 2 years ago

                      @themoviefanatic No offense but this movie still uses a lot of CG especially on the train sequences despite that the filmmakers used real trains to film certain sequences. It will be heavy on CG and it should be obvious because Disney raised the budget up to $250 million dollars. Simply put, they used a lot of money for the CG and while Disney may have reduced the price, it will use a lot of CG.

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                      • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

                        @mr-k People don't seem to get that there is very very little CGI being used in this movie, and I am trying to explain that to them and they don't seem to get it. Also, that it's production budget was reduced a while back ago from $250-300 million to $215 million.

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                        • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

                          @john-m No, Like I have already told you before...No dream world or delusions going on here ;) .

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                          • mr-k • 2 years ago

                            Wow...... What the f*ck happened here? Did I miss something?

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                            • john-m • 2 years ago

                              @themoviefanatic: LOL! I see your going back to your dream world and that is fine. You continue to hold on to your delusions for as long as possible until reality hits you smack dab in the face.

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                              • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

                                @john-m Lol :P . Yes, there will be CGI but not for anything big like you would expect like in a Pirates of the Caribbean movie, that would be noticeable right away being added in with CGI. In the video above you see something with a blue sheet of some sort being covered. I believe that might actually be something they want to block out in the movie, so that it does not end up showing up in the movie accidently. So we will still not notice any CGI in the movie, because 99.99% of the movie will not be CGI.

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                                • john-m • 2 years ago

                                  @themoviefanatic: Thank for seeing the light, hallelujah. You finally admit there will be CGI and effects in the film. I already know there will be lots of props, sets and other stuff. I did not need you to tell me that. They do that with the majority of films. That is common sense. Thank you for waking up from your dreams and facing reality and seeing the light.

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                                  • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

                                    @bawnian-dexeus Bawnian, I'm Sorry, I know your latest post on here was for Huntsman, but Yes, there are real trains and coordinators for The Lone Ranger movie, as well as actual sets with out cgi being added in.

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                                    • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

                                      @john-m Delusional world? No Delusional world going on with me ;) . But, You know another reason for the $215 million production budget of this movie, is not only be because of the CGI involved in it. I Guarantee you It is likely also because of the sets of the movie and the props in them, the outfits for the cast in the movie, etc. That list could go on for a while, lol :P .

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                                      • bawnian-dexeus • 2 years ago

                                        @john-m All I read is that there are real trains with stunt men and coordinators. Hard not to agree there, but he clearly didn't understand what I meant in my first post so, whatever, right?

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                                        • john-m • 2 years ago

                                          @themoviefanatic : I guess your answer is the combination of both. I guess I can accept that. Ignorance is bliss as the saying goes, so I will leave you to your dilusional world while I will be in the real one. You have fun now.

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