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Check out the new trailer for the Coen Brothers' True Grit
Joblo ^ | 9/27/10 | Nikki Stephens

Posted on 09/28/2010 9:43:12 AM PDT by MissTed

Well, your wait, if you were waiting, is over.

The trailer for the Coen Brothers' TRUE GRIT has been released. Thoughts? It's a good lookin' trailer. However, that song instantly drove me insane. The whole time I was like, "When will this fade out?" Maybe something instrumental would have been better? I might be alone in this thought.

Other than that, it's really my only complaint. It also reminds me of how bad ass and manly John Wayne was. Then again, so is Jeff Bridges, who from the looks of this trailer slides comfortably into the role of Rooster Cogburn. The Coen Brothers look like they have another wonderful film on their hands...and it's a remake!

What do you guys think? To check it out in HD, head over to Apple trailers.

Official synopsis:

"Fourteen-year-old Mattie Ross's (Hailee Steinfeld) father has been shot in cold blood by the coward Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin), and she is determined to bring him to justice. Enlisting the help of a trigger-happy, drunken U.S. Marshal, Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges), she sets out with him -- over his objections -- to hunt down Chaney. Her father's blood demands that she pursue the criminal into Indian territory and find him before a Texas Ranger named LeBoeuf (Matt Damon) catches him and brings him back to Texas for the murder of another man."


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KEYWORDS: coenbrothers; jeffbridges; joshbrolin; mattdamon; remake; truegrit
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{Link at site} Maggie looks too young/sweet, but I think if I don't compare it to the original it might not be too bad. :)
1 posted on 09/28/2010 9:43:15 AM PDT by MissTed
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To: MissTed
"Oh, mon diuex, have they, at long last, like so many one trick ponys, jumped the shark?"
2 posted on 09/28/2010 9:45:36 AM PDT by yesca (..belief is the enemy)
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To: MissTed

Looks like it’s going to suck.


3 posted on 09/28/2010 9:46:36 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: yesca

I agree. They must have run out of ideas if they have to do a remake.


4 posted on 09/28/2010 9:47:19 AM PDT by DManA
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To: MissTed

Meh.


5 posted on 09/28/2010 9:48:28 AM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: MissTed

Have you ever read the book. Very slim volume. Very oddly spoken English. Did anyone ever speak like this in real life?


6 posted on 09/28/2010 9:48:40 AM PDT by DManA
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To: MissTed

There is NO way that the original film can be equaled. It was one of the finest westerns ever made.


7 posted on 09/28/2010 9:50:08 AM PDT by RexBeach ("There is no such thing as a good tax." Winston Churchill)
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To: DManA

Read it in high school, but I don’t remember the specifics of it. One of my all-time favorite Westerns though. :)


8 posted on 09/28/2010 9:50:11 AM PDT by MissTed (Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back.)
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To: MissTed

Matt Damon as the Texas Ranger? Gotta be better that Glen Campbell...


9 posted on 09/28/2010 9:50:52 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: MissTed

I don’t think remakes are a good idea for the quirky, unique movies the Coen Brothers produce.

Better to stick with new ideas.


10 posted on 09/28/2010 9:52:24 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: DManA

If John Wayne movies are remade, Muslims will be OUTRAGED!


11 posted on 09/28/2010 9:52:37 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: MissTed

It DOES look good! Of all people, Jeff Bridges would not have been my first choice for Rooster—but it just might work!

I’m still upset at what happened to Glen Campbell’s character in the original—I had such a teenage crush on him, and cried and cried! :*(


12 posted on 09/28/2010 9:54:30 AM PDT by pillut48 (Israel doesn't have a friend in President Obama...and neither does the USA! (h/t pgkdan))
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To: MissTed
Maggie looks too young/sweet, but I think if I don't compare it to the original it might not be too bad.

In the original novel she was fourteen, unlike Kim Darby in the 1969 movie.
13 posted on 09/28/2010 9:54:33 AM PDT by Cheburashka (Stephen Decatur: You want barrels of gunpowder as tribute, you must expect cannonballs with it.)
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To: MissTed
true grit Pictures, Images and Photos

Yet another remake.Did all the John Wayne DVD's explode?

14 posted on 09/28/2010 9:55:02 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: MissTed

I’ll buy a ticket.


15 posted on 09/28/2010 9:55:11 AM PDT by me1og
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To: massgopguy
Gotta be better that Glen Campbell...

THE Rhinestone cowboy :-)

16 posted on 09/28/2010 9:55:29 AM PDT by Jakarta ex-pat
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To: MissTed

Looks like good choices of actors to play the characters. If there had not been an original, it might be a great movie; however the original is superlative (with the possible exception of Glenn Campbell, who seems miscast).

There was no reason for a remake.


17 posted on 09/28/2010 9:56:15 AM PDT by catman67
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To: pillut48
I’m still upset at what happened to Glen Campbell’s character in the original—I had such a teenage crush on him, and cried and cried! :*(

Oh you and me both! I'm a sucker for sideburns though. lol

18 posted on 09/28/2010 9:57:48 AM PDT by MissTed (Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back.)
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To: MissTed

Bruce Dern bump.


19 posted on 09/28/2010 9:58:02 AM PDT by gundog (Why is it that useful idiots remain idiots long after they've exhausted their usefulness?)
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To: MissTed

Oh yea, I liked it very much too.
Wiki says published in ‘68. Later than I thought.


20 posted on 09/28/2010 9:59:08 AM PDT by DManA
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To: RexBeach
You said it!

Mattie was devout in her thinking and actions, yet the (kings of meaninglessness) Cohen brothers have her say "Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death. . . I shall fear no one."

Pass.

21 posted on 09/28/2010 9:59:18 AM PDT by tisket (If someone yells "You Lie" in a room full of politicians, how do they know who he's talking to?)
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To: jimbo123

All libs especially Jeff Bridges who LOVES OBama. Lloyd Bridges was actually blacklisted for being a commie. Josh Brolin’s step mother is Streisand.

Efff this movie. Eff Hollywood and TV.


22 posted on 09/28/2010 9:59:32 AM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: catman67

Who on earth would want to risk their carreer on tring to do a better job than John Wayne in ANY role


23 posted on 09/28/2010 9:59:53 AM PDT by Mr. K (GO! PALADINO FOR GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK!)
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To: pillut48
I’m still upset at what happened to Glen Campbell’s character in the original—I had such a teenage crush on him, and cried and cried! :*(

__________________________________

You are a chick, right? Just asking....

24 posted on 09/28/2010 10:00:00 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: wtc911

Yes, I am, although much older, so maybe “old hen” is a better analogy, LOL.;-) I was in high school when I first saw the original.

I enjoyed the sequel with John Wayne and Katherine Hepburn—I don’t think there’s an actress today that can match her spunkiness and talent if they decide to remake the sequel as well!


25 posted on 09/28/2010 10:06:04 AM PDT by pillut48 (Israel doesn't have a friend in President Obama...and neither does the USA! (h/t pgkdan))
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To: MissTed

I LOVED that movie when I was a kid.

I can’t imagine a remake without John Wayne could compare.


26 posted on 09/28/2010 10:09:56 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: MissTed

Some things should be left alone - they simply cannot be improved upon. This is one of them.


27 posted on 09/28/2010 10:12:17 AM PDT by day10 (Integrity has no need of rules.)
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To: MissTed

I’m looking forward to this.

Thanks for posting.


28 posted on 09/28/2010 10:24:27 AM PDT by Califreak (A man is defined by the nature of his enemies-Preach it Rush!)
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To: Mr. K
Who on earth would want to risk their career on trying to do a better job than John Wayne in ANY role

Of all his movies, no doubt they would pick this one to do a remake...it's probably the most politically correct of his movies...with a very tough female character.

No way in hell they would do a remake of, say, The Cowboys....that certainly would not fit into the whole "social re-engineering" (rebuke of traditional roles of society)....going on in today's(so-called)entertainment world.

29 posted on 09/28/2010 10:25:03 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo
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To: pillut48
I am soooooo glad to hear that.

As for Kate Hepburn, too mannish for me, too conceited and that darned bobble-head problem she had toward the end was too distracting (though I give her credit for pushing on). She was one of those actors who always made me aware that they were aware that they were acting. Wayne was the opposite.

30 posted on 09/28/2010 10:28:52 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: Frantzie

Matt Damon: Sarah Palin Presidency Would Be Like a ‘Really Bad Disney Movie’

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,420621,00.html


31 posted on 09/28/2010 10:30:39 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Yo-Yo
Matt Damon as the Texas Ranger? Gotta be better that Glen Campbell...

As a first time acting job, I thought he held his own, at least as good a performance as Kim Darby's...and a lot better than much of whats considered "talented" by today's standards.

32 posted on 09/28/2010 10:31:18 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo
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To: gundog

Dern wasn’t in True Grit. Robert Duvall and Dennis Hopper were.


33 posted on 09/28/2010 10:32:36 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: wtc911

My bad...”The Cowboys.”


34 posted on 09/28/2010 10:33:28 AM PDT by gundog (Why is it that useful idiots remain idiots long after they've exhausted their usefulness?)
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To: gundog

They do tend to meld over time, don’t they?


35 posted on 09/28/2010 10:34:55 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: jimbo123

Matt Damon is lib POS.


36 posted on 09/28/2010 10:37:10 AM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Frantzie

37 posted on 09/28/2010 10:40:19 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: wtc911
Is it them? I thought it was me. :)
38 posted on 09/28/2010 10:41:45 AM PDT by gundog (Why is it that useful idiots remain idiots long after they've exhausted their usefulness?)
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To: day10
Some things should be left alone - they simply cannot be improved upon.

Almost bought the remake of "The Shining" yesterday. Might be kinda funny.

39 posted on 09/28/2010 10:43:42 AM PDT by gundog (Why is it that useful idiots remain idiots long after they've exhausted their usefulness?)
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To: Frantzie


Josh Brolin as George W Bush in Oliver Stone's W
40 posted on 09/28/2010 10:43:42 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: MissTed
The Duke discovers they are remaking True Grit
41 posted on 09/28/2010 10:44:46 AM PDT by usmcobra (.Islam: providing Live Targets for United States Marines since 1786!)
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To: Frantzie

Jeff Bridges: Barack Obama is my champion

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2455249/posts


42 posted on 09/28/2010 10:45:46 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: wtc911

Hepburn was a mega lib. If you see The Aviator by Scorsese with Leo DiCaprio as Howard Hughes you will see.

Howard meets Kate’s family and they are a bunch of wealthy CT WASP marxist snobs. They make fun of Hughes because he is an engineer who makes things. They were real trust fund marxists.


43 posted on 09/28/2010 10:52:55 AM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: MissTed

YES! I’ve been waiting for the trailer. And hey, naysayers, give it a chance. I’m a fan of the original True Grit. It’s a seriously gutsy choice for a remake. Love the Coen bros. I think Bridges is a good choice. Supposedly there version is closer to the book. Glad to see the Western still alive. Rock on Coen Bros!


44 posted on 09/28/2010 10:55:18 AM PDT by Huck (Q: How can you tell a party is in the minority? A: They're complaining about the deficit.)
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To: RckyRaCoCo

The Cowboys is a great movie, except for the part where John Wayne gets killed. That scene ruins it for me. So earlier, John Wayne and the kids see the bad guys on the next ridge over, looking for them. But that night they build a big campfire and all sit around it with their backs to the dark forest.

So John Wayne didn’t have anyone pull sentry duty? No listening posts? No scouts? No preemptive attack or attempt to confuse the enemy? Nothing in the way of hightened alert?

If John Wayne dies in a movie, it should be because he was being heroic, not stupid, that’s all I’m saying... heh

Fletcher J


45 posted on 09/28/2010 10:56:22 AM PDT by Fletcher J
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To: Fletcher J

lol. That’s some very funny good thoughts there.


46 posted on 09/28/2010 11:04:05 AM PDT by Huck (Q: How can you tell a party is in the minority? A: They're complaining about the deficit.)
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To: Fletcher J

Give the Duke a break. If you will remember he had put all the boys guns in the chuck wagon. The chuck wagon had broken down and was far behind them. What was he supposed to do? Take on the whole gang by himself? He was trying to keep the boys from getting killed by letting the rustlers take the herd without a fight. But Bruce Dern’s character was to big an a**hole to just take the herd a leave it at that. I seem to remember he sent a kid back to get the chuck wagon but the kid was caught by the rustlers.


47 posted on 09/28/2010 11:07:27 AM PDT by lawdave
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To: MissTed

“O Rooster Where Art Thou”


48 posted on 09/28/2010 11:12:11 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: gundog

Bruce Dern played a convincing bad guy. I just watched “The Cowboys” for the 10 time last month and he was great in it.


49 posted on 09/28/2010 11:16:22 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: Yo-Yo

Matt Damon as the Texas Ranger? Gotta be better that Glen Campbell...

Glen Campbell tested for the role but he kept falling off the horse.


50 posted on 09/28/2010 11:18:40 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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