Skip to comments.True Grit - Trailer (Coen Brothers Version)
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'.
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Just watched the John Wayne version again after many, many years. Still a great movie.
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
Maybe the Coen brothers will be able to extract a decent performance out of him.
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.
Yeah...Matt Damon is a huge liberal. No doubt about it. But the Jason Bourne movies were still pretty great.
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.
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.
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.
Jeff Bridges as Cogburn, looks good to me! I’ll go see him in Tron too.
Also, this version supposedly follows the book more closely than the Wayne version.
It looks good.
Mr. Bridge, I knew John Wayne and YOU are no John Wayne.
Mr. Bridges, I knew John Wayne and YOU are no John Wayne.
What are you talking about, SCP?
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.
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.
And Jeff Bridges has the patch on the other eye.
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.
Not going to see the remake, it will only dissappoint me....No one can cover for John Wayne.
***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!
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
He makes a great drunken killer of criminals.
I’m betting it’s better than the original.
“The original True Grit was honestly not a good movie at all. Wayne had had much better performances in his career. And lets not forget Glen Campbells acting...or maybe we should.
I trust the Coen brothers. Im sure this will be a better version.”
I think you grew up in “Opposite World”
***We havet had a good old style western since Unforgiven.***
Burt Lancaster’s or Clint Eastwood’s UNFORGIVEN? There is a difference.
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)
Oops...four things: I said I trusted the Coen Brothers.
I'd never acted in a movie before, and every time I see True Grit I think my record's still clean!
***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.
Not unless they're going to use CGI. I don't think Matt Damon is even 3D in real life.
If they pull the spanking scene, I’m not watching.
There sure is a difference, but I am referring to Eastwood’s Unforgiven as the last true western to come out of Hollywood.
“I disparaged Glen Campbells acting. (surely you dont 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.
Stands, hat in hand, hand over heart and repeats: "Randolph Scott".
Finally I want to see a Movie again!
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?
FU Matt Damon...Boston punk.
Can’t stand that whole Mass. Boston accent, prep-boy attitude, etc.
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!
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:
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.
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.
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.
Unforgiven and Josey Wales. The next modern western classic is still Tombstone.