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True Grit - Trailer (Coen Brothers Version)
Variety ^ | November 2010 | unknown

Posted on 11/13/2010 9:12:57 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike

Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon star in the Coen Brothers' remake of Westerner 'True Grit'.

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid32525967001?bclid=713046265&bctid=645298826001

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: coenbrothers; jeffbridges; mattdamon; truegrit
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Like the Johnny Cash music...
1 posted on 11/13/2010 9:12:59 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Matt Damon?

No thanks.


2 posted on 11/13/2010 9:14:08 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

Just watched the John Wayne version again after many, many years. Still a great movie.


3 posted on 11/13/2010 9:17:18 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Hotlanta Mike


4 posted on 11/13/2010 9:24:11 AM PST by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Looks like it could be entertaining. Probably not as good as the original though.

Couldn’t get that other link to work.

watched on youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8QLMWN0yNs


5 posted on 11/13/2010 9:26:27 AM PST by smokingfrog (Because you don't live near a bakery doesn't mean you have to go without cheesecake.)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

Maybe the Coen brothers will be able to extract a decent performance out of him.


6 posted on 11/13/2010 9:27:24 AM PST by Yardstick
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To: Hotlanta Mike

The original True Grit was honestly not a good movie at all. Wayne had had much better performances in his career. And let’s not forget Glen Campbell’s acting...or maybe we should.

I trust the Coen brothers. I’m sure this will be a better version.


7 posted on 11/13/2010 9:27:28 AM PST by Artemis Webb (I support Nancy Pelosi for Minority Leader!!!)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

Yeah...Matt Damon is a huge liberal. No doubt about it. But the Jason Bourne movies were still pretty great.


8 posted on 11/13/2010 9:28:57 AM PST by Artemis Webb (I support Nancy Pelosi for Minority Leader!!!)
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To: Artemis Webb
The original True Grit was honestly not a good movie at all. Wayne had had much better performances in his career. And let’s not forget Glen Campbell’s acting...or maybe we should.

I trust the Coen brothers. I’m sure this will be a better version.


That right there says a lot about your posting history!
9 posted on 11/13/2010 9:30:00 AM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: smokingfrog

It looks great from the trailer. I love Jeff Bridges....he is one of the few that I think is truly a great actor, old school acting.


10 posted on 11/13/2010 9:31:15 AM PST by porter_knorr (John Adams would be arrested for his thoughts on tyrants today!)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

The two things that made me slightly interested in seeing this movie were “Jeff Bridges” and “The Coen Brothers”. That trailer clinched it, it looks like it has the potential to be a great movie. We have’t had a good old style western since Unforgiven.


11 posted on 11/13/2010 9:32:15 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Not a “”One Eyed Fat Man” and Cogburn is outright dumpy.

The hat is stupid instead of helping him look imposing.

The smoking? LOL Good guys don’t smoke on film anymore.

Completely unkemp and looks he doesn’t bathe.

Clothes are to dark and obfuscates the good guy image of Cogburn. The film also takes the dark tone with Cogburn in the shot. It’s as if to say he is a Jekyl and Hyde.

Cogburn also doesn’t hold his guns straight true but rather waives them or holds out only 2/3rds with a bent elbow. Makes him look lucky for shooting and haphazardly lazy for a man who should be confident in the one thing he is good at.

Still it has Jeff Bridges(The Dude abides) and I will probably watch it...when it’s available at Red Box.


12 posted on 11/13/2010 9:32:26 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: smokingfrog

Jeff Bridges as Cogburn, looks good to me! I’ll go see him in Tron too.


13 posted on 11/13/2010 9:32:53 AM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Maybe new, but hard to improve :


14 posted on 11/13/2010 9:34:28 AM PST by labette ( Humble student of Thinkology)
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To: Artemis Webb; Borges; DollyCali

Also, this version supposedly follows the book more closely than the Wayne version.


15 posted on 11/13/2010 9:34:41 AM PST by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: smokingfrog

It looks good.


16 posted on 11/13/2010 9:34:53 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Mr. Bridge, I knew John Wayne and YOU are no John Wayne.


17 posted on 11/13/2010 9:35:57 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Mr. Bridges, I knew John Wayne and YOU are no John Wayne.


18 posted on 11/13/2010 9:36:02 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: SoConPubbie; Artemis Webb
That right there says a lot about your posting history!

What are you talking about, SCP?

19 posted on 11/13/2010 9:37:42 AM PST by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

I was really disgusted that there was going to be a re-make of True Grit... until I found out it was the Coen brothers. They might just pull this off.

Trailer looks good.


20 posted on 11/13/2010 9:37:47 AM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Borges; EveningStar; alwaysconservative; Mr. Blonde; Mr. K; wtc911; swmobuffalo; Rummyfan; ...

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Post here or FR Mail DollyCali to be added or dropped from this ping list




21 posted on 11/13/2010 9:42:03 AM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is...Tell the storm how big your God is!)
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To: Artemis Webb

Funny. Glen Campbell tells a story of his amazement that someone would think he could act.

He tells the story at one of his concerts and then sings the signature song from the movie.

Here is a really cool video that shows all the location True Grit was filmed.

It shows the location then and now.

11 minutes. Opens with Glen Campbell singing True Grit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EUP9rOLf30&playnext=1&list=PL25401780251C079F&index=2


22 posted on 11/13/2010 9:44:49 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: labette

And Jeff Bridges has the patch on the other eye.


23 posted on 11/13/2010 9:45:38 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: SoConPubbie

You’re just hopelessly brain damaged aren’t you?
I’m assuming that at some point I said something you didn’t like on another thread so you want to bring it here? I’d call you immature but stupid is more fitting.


24 posted on 11/13/2010 9:46:03 AM PST by Artemis Webb (I support Nancy Pelosi for Minority Leader!!!)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Not going to see the remake, it will only dissappoint me....No one can cover for John Wayne.


25 posted on 11/13/2010 9:47:38 AM PST by Duke1954 (I'll be back, again and again and again and again and again and again and again)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

***Just watched the John Wayne version again after many, many years. Still a great movie.****

Who ever thought Glen Campbell could act should be shot! He totally ruined the movie!

And all that Colorado landscape is sure NOT Oklahoma!


26 posted on 11/13/2010 9:47:46 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I visited GEN TOMMY FRANKS Military Museum in HOBART, OKLAHOMA! Well worth it!)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Much as I”ve enjoyed the Coen brothers flicks, I’ll skip this one. Nobody redoes John Wayne and pulls it off. Why not redo “The Sands of Iwo Jima” ? Hollywood has no originality


27 posted on 11/13/2010 9:53:28 AM PST by Figment ("A communist is someone who reads Marx.An anti-communist is someone who understands Marx" R Reagan)
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To: Artemis Webb
LOL....you nailed it Artemis Photobucket
28 posted on 11/13/2010 9:53:41 AM PST by BubbaJunebug
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Jeff Bridges will win ANOTHER Best Actor award with this movie.

He makes a great drunken killer of criminals.

29 posted on 11/13/2010 9:56:10 AM PST by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: smokingfrog

I’m betting it’s better than the original.


30 posted on 11/13/2010 9:59:31 AM PST by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: Artemis Webb

“The original True Grit was honestly not a good movie at all. Wayne had had much better performances in his career. And let’s not forget Glen Campbell’s acting...or maybe we should.

I trust the Coen brothers. I’m sure this will be a better version.”

I think you grew up in “Opposite World”


31 posted on 11/13/2010 10:03:13 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

***We have’t had a good old style western since Unforgiven.***

Burt Lancaster’s or Clint Eastwood’s UNFORGIVEN? There is a difference.


32 posted on 11/13/2010 10:06:24 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I visited GEN TOMMY FRANKS Military Museum in HOBART, OKLAHOMA! Well worth it!)
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To: traderrob6

Re #31:

Okay. Tell me what I said that you disagree with. I said three things:

I said that True Grit was not a good movie (I meant to say not a GREAT movie but the typo is my error and I take responsibility for it).

I said John Wayne had much better performance in his career.

I disparaged Glen Campbell’s acting. (surely you don’t disagree on that)


33 posted on 11/13/2010 10:09:45 AM PST by Artemis Webb (I support Nancy Pelosi for Minority Leader!!!)
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To: traderrob6

Oops...four things: I said I trusted the Coen Brothers.


34 posted on 11/13/2010 10:10:44 AM PST by Artemis Webb (I support Nancy Pelosi for Minority Leader!!!)
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To: Artemis Webb
Glen Campbell Personal Quote:

I'd never acted in a movie before, and every time I see True Grit I think my record's still clean!

35 posted on 11/13/2010 10:15:59 AM PST by smokingfrog (Because you don't live near a bakery doesn't mean you have to go without cheesecake.)
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To: Duke1954

***No one can cover for John Wayne.***

After MCLINTOCK John Wayne began to parodies of himself in every Western he made, and I have seen them all. I find I have a preference for Randolph Scott.

I can immagine what TRUE GRIT would have been like with Randolph Scott and Joel McRea in the title roles.

The movie Rooster Cogburn was even worse. there are no Cascade Mountains outside of Fort Smith, Arkansas.


36 posted on 11/13/2010 10:17:56 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I visited GEN TOMMY FRANKS Military Museum in HOBART, OKLAHOMA! Well worth it!)
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To: Yardstick
Maybe the Coen brothers will be able to extract a decent performance out of him.

Not unless they're going to use CGI. I don't think Matt Damon is even 3D in real life.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

37 posted on 11/13/2010 10:24:20 AM PST by The Comedian (I enjoy progressives, especially in a light cream sauce.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

If they pull the spanking scene, I’m not watching.


38 posted on 11/13/2010 10:25:40 AM PST by Eddie01
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

There sure is a difference, but I am referring to Eastwood’s Unforgiven as the last true western to come out of Hollywood.


39 posted on 11/13/2010 10:25:46 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Artemis Webb

“I disparaged Glen Campbell’s acting. (surely you don’t disagree on that)”

Personally I thought his performance “although forgettable” somehow added to the charm of the movie.

His back and forth with Kim Darby at the dinner table was a typical example,a bit wooden but never came across as forced or contrived. Just an example of why I actually liked Campbell in the role.

John Wayne was terrific creating the unforgettable character Rooster Cogburn. I can’t imagine anyone personifying the steel, grit, debauchery and lovability in that character better than he.


40 posted on 11/13/2010 10:28:27 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
I find I have a preference for Randolph Scott.

Stands, hat in hand, hand over heart and repeats: "Randolph Scott".

/johnny

41 posted on 11/13/2010 10:40:45 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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Finally I want to see a Movie again!


42 posted on 11/13/2010 10:41:12 AM PST by NoRedTape
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To: EveningStar

As a mega-fan of the book I think the original follows the book pretty closely. For me, the problem was always the performance of Kim Darby. Aside from that, it is a lighthearted western with plenty of good old-fashioned dialogue and great performances from the likes of Strother Martin, Jeff Corey and Robert Duvall. Wayne is fabulous as the sloppy, one-eyed Marshall.

This Coen thing looks about has lighthearted as Fargo. Where’s the jokes that were so important in the book and original movie?


43 posted on 11/13/2010 10:49:03 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: Hotlanta Mike

FU Matt Damon...Boston punk.

Can’t stand that whole Mass. Boston accent, prep-boy attitude, etc.


44 posted on 11/13/2010 11:08:43 AM PST by Hammerhead
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To: Hammerhead
“Paaaak the caaaar Gaaaaaeorge and we'll waaaaaak”.

Sorry, I just had to post that. It's what this Texas girl remembers from many years ago when she thinks about a New England accent.

Yeah I know, ya’ll laugh at us too!

45 posted on 11/13/2010 11:14:56 AM PST by Ditter
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To: miss marmelstein

It’s a much edgier, darker interpretation of the original (think Miller’s Crossing or No Country for Old Men). Making the same movie, only updated doesn’t interest me personally. I welcome a different telling of the story.

Anyway, my favorite John Wayne films of all time:

Rio Bravo

The Searchers

The Commancheros

Big Jake

http://www.fandango.com/johnwayne/filmography/p116130


46 posted on 11/13/2010 11:17:10 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: SoConPubbie

The original ‘True Grit’, directed by Henry Hathaway, was pure self parody on Wayne’s part. And the Coens are much better filmmakers than Henry Hathaway who was a 2nd tier studio director with no personal vision. ‘Kiss of Death’ is as good as he got and that was mostly due to Richard Widmark’s performance.


47 posted on 11/13/2010 12:15:16 PM PST by Borges
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To: Hotlanta Mike
For me, The Shootist was the best movie the Duke ever made. . .IMHO.

Simply the best and most moving from the heart. The Duke played himself well, and with his own mortality watching him as he acted, it affected his performance in a way few actors can ever come close to.

48 posted on 11/13/2010 1:04:55 PM PST by Hulka
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To: porter_knorr

Jeff Bridges claimed that he loves Obama and what he’s doing is “fantastic”. Sickening, isn’t it? I’ll give him a pass for what he did in Tron and Seabiscuit, but I dont like giving my time and money to libs.


49 posted on 11/13/2010 1:11:28 PM PST by max americana
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Unforgiven and Josey Wales. The next modern western classic is still Tombstone.


50 posted on 11/13/2010 1:13:19 PM PST by max americana
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