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True Grit - Great Movie for the Season
Vanity | Dec 23rd, 2010 | Self

Posted on 12/23/2010 3:42:18 PM PST by Mariner

I know, many of you can't bear the idea of somebody, anybody, taking on a role once played by John Wayne. I too was skeptical as I am a devoted Duke fan.

However, I'm also a great fan of Jeff Bridges and the Coen Brothers.

And, I can tell you this: The Dude does The Duke proud.

This is certainly the best Western since Unforgiven and probably in the top 10 ever. Yes, it's far better than the original in every respect.

Acting, dialogue, mood and photography come together to be the best movie the Coen Brothers have made.

It's not a story about vengeance. It's a story about justice. And what a story it is. The final scene before the Coda, when Rooster and Mattie are riding through the night is one of the most heart-wrenching scenes you will see in a movie. Ever.

Both are deserving of Academy Awards, as are the Coen Brothers in multiple categories.

Go see this movie in a theater...soon...


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Submitted in the sure knowledge that I will be called a heretic.
1 posted on 12/23/2010 3:42:24 PM PST by Mariner
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To: Mariner

Pretty tough talk for a one-eyed fat man.


2 posted on 12/23/2010 3:44:29 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Mariner

The Duke left some might big shoes to fill.....I don’t know if anyone could....However from the Advertisements I’ve seen it looks like The Dude...did pretty good job as does Matt Damon....I will give it the benefit of the doubt even though I know they are both HUGE lefties!


3 posted on 12/23/2010 3:45:12 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: skeeter
Have you seen it too, the new one?

That scene has been preserved.

4 posted on 12/23/2010 3:45:26 PM PST by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: jakerobins

It’s true that even Matt Damon was good in this...and it nearly makes we want to puck to say that!


5 posted on 12/23/2010 3:46:36 PM PST by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: Mariner

puke


6 posted on 12/23/2010 3:47:02 PM PST by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: Mariner

That Bridges family, weren’t they all commies. I know the old man was in the forties.


7 posted on 12/23/2010 3:47:19 PM PST by Cisco Nix (Real Conservatives stay sober and focused)
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To: skeeter

Pretty tough talk for a one-eyed fat man.”

OLD one-eyed.........


8 posted on 12/23/2010 3:47:30 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Mariner

I said the same thing regarding Daniel Craig before seeing Casino Royale. I’ll keep an open mind.


9 posted on 12/23/2010 3:47:59 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: Mariner

I’m a diehard Duke fan. Always have been. I’ve spent a small forture buying the DVDs of every Duke movie I can get my hands on. I’m looking forward to seeing the new True Grit movie. Thanks for the review.


10 posted on 12/23/2010 3:48:09 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all of my FReeper FRiends!)
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To: Mariner

No, but this is one of the very few movies I plan seeing in the next twelve months.


11 posted on 12/23/2010 3:48:30 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Mariner

Not at all, and I’m a great fan of Wayne.

I am looking forward to seeing this. Bridges is on a roll recently, and I understand the young lady does a fantastic job.

My favorite Wayne movie is The Shootist, he was both “John Wayne” the icon in it, as well as John Wayne the man.


12 posted on 12/23/2010 3:49:24 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Pablo lives jubtabulously!)
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To: Mariner
I feel the same about the Duke. Was skeptical this could be as good but Fox News had a great review yesterday:

REVIEW: 'True Grit' Remake Is Truly Great

13 posted on 12/23/2010 3:50:18 PM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Mariner

“Submitted in the sure knowledge that I will be called a heretic.”

Nah, not from me, anyway. Bridges is a darn fine actor, and the Coen Brothers rarely make a bad film.

Besides (joining the heretic club here), as much as I love John Wayne, I just don’t think the original True Grit was one of his better films. Wayne was fine, as always, but Kim Darby was too old for her part, and Glen Campbell...is a better country singer than he is an actor. :-)


14 posted on 12/23/2010 3:50:30 PM PST by DemforBush (I got three passports, a couple of visas. You don't even know my real name..)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
"My favorite Wayne movie is The Shootist, he was both “John Wayne” the icon in it, as well as John Wayne the man."

Too bad Ron Howard had to be in it.

15 posted on 12/23/2010 3:51:07 PM PST by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Mariner
Damon is difficult to stomach, but he's not a bad actor. However, Leonardo DiCaprio is much better. "The Departed", imho, is proof of this.

Bridges is also very talented. I do my best not to know anything about their personal lives.

16 posted on 12/23/2010 3:51:58 PM 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: ridesthemiles
Pretty tough talk for a one-eyed fat man.”

OLD one-eyed.........

"Bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!"

17 posted on 12/23/2010 3:52:09 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: Huskrrrr

Yes, and Craig is a better 007. Much tougher.


18 posted on 12/23/2010 3:52:25 PM PST by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: jakerobins

Yep....lefties, but the few movies I go to watch, I go for the entertainment. It’s good sometimes to just let things go and be entertained. It can, at times, put things in perspective.


19 posted on 12/23/2010 3:52:55 PM PST by RC2
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To: Cisco Nix

I watched Lloyd Bridges in “Sea Hunt” religiously. In one underwater scene he takes on an alligator while observing,

“The muscles that close an alligator’s jaws are as strong as steel. The muscles that OPEN them, however, are very weak.”

Anyway, found out years later that LB was up to his eyeballs with the CP,USA during the Khrushchev years. Just wanted to build a better world, I guess.


20 posted on 12/23/2010 3:53:18 PM PST by elcid1970 ("Buy Sabra brand Hummus, made in Israel!")
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To: Mariner
Heretic ! (well you asked for it)

Only John Wayne can say, “Damn Texican, saved my live twice. And once when he was dead”.

For me, watching this remake would be like sacrificing my first born. Never will happen.

Why can't people just let the great thing be? For example, would you like to see a new version of the “Statue of Liberty”? Or how about the country's Flag?

Nope, not me. Leave a good thing alone.

Hey Mariner, I'm pleased that the movie remake brought you enjoyment. However, for me, a true-blue True Grit fan, I feel insulted that Bollywood would do this.

No hard feelings. RedShawk.

21 posted on 12/23/2010 3:54:05 PM PST by redshawk (Hey 0Dumbo, I'm scratching my nose too, and not with my index finger!)
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To: Mariner
I've only seen the trailer but if anybody could play the part of Rooster Cogburn other than John Wayne it's Bridges.

I agree with the other poster about Glen Campbell. I didn't like him in the film.

22 posted on 12/23/2010 3:56:30 PM PST by FReepaholic
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To: Mariner
I watched the movie last night! LOVED this version.

BTW - Anyone else get the feeling that Indians were not well liked?

23 posted on 12/23/2010 3:56:38 PM PST by Dacus943
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To: Mariner
“My favorite Wayne movie is The Shootist, he was both “John Wayne” the icon in it, as well as John Wayne the man.”

One of my favorites too. Ron Howard was once asked “What do you regard as your best Hollywood experience?” His answer was simply “Appearing in a movie with John Wayne.” I think Wayne had a special effect on actors, even those as liberal as Ron Howard and Henry Fonda. Wayne was an mans’ man, a foavorite of many leading ladies and perhaps the greatest conservative, save maybe Reagan.

24 posted on 12/23/2010 3:56:45 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: redshawk
"Never will happen"

Your loss, pilgrim.

25 posted on 12/23/2010 3:57:44 PM PST by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: Mariner

Sorry don't get it done, Dude.

26 posted on 12/23/2010 3:57:47 PM PST by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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To: FReepaholic

Glen Campbell stank, and so did the girl.


27 posted on 12/23/2010 3:57:58 PM 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: Flag_This
Too bad Ron Howard had to be in it.

He was still a punk then, not a full fledged libtard. Scatman Crothers more than made up for him.

28 posted on 12/23/2010 3:58:47 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Pablo lives jubtabulously!)
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To: Mariner

Saw it last night. Powerful, great filmsking. Brilliant in every category. 5 stars.


29 posted on 12/23/2010 3:59:12 PM PST by Grim (That's why I'm voting for Sarah.)
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To: Huskrrrr
Wayne was an mans’ man, a foavorite of many leading ladies and perhaps the greatest conservative, save maybe Reagan.

Brings a tear to my eye every time I think of The Duke riding on top of a tank into that college in Berkley in the '60s.

30 posted on 12/23/2010 4:00:09 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: Mariner
I'm looking forward to seeing it, one of my favorite movies of all time.

But I luuuuves me some Glen Campbell so no way will Damon be better! lol ;o)

31 posted on 12/23/2010 4:01:06 PM PST by MissTed ( Do women in burqas have fun tagging each other in Facebook photos?)
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To: Grim
"Saw it last night. Powerful, great filmsking. Brilliant in every category. 5 stars."

We agree:)

In fact, I can't think of a Western I liked better and that's my favorite genre.

32 posted on 12/23/2010 4:01:26 PM PST by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: Mariner
I'm just tired of all the remakes. The world needs The Alamo 6, King Kong 15, Rocky 23, etc.

Like reality tv, as long as they can just do remakes Hollywood loves it. It costs hardly anything in time or money to regurgitate trash. Creativity is what costs money.

33 posted on 12/23/2010 4:01:56 PM PST by HeartlandOfAmerica (Insane, Corrupt Democrats or Stupid, Spinless Republicans - Pick America's poison.)
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To: Mariner

Talked me into it, but I don’t go to theaters, ever. I just can’t stand the rudeness. And this from a film maker and producer (www.rockinthewall.com). BTW, just saw Jeff Bridges in a interesting movie called “the Door in the Floor.” Pretty obscure, but as usual, he’s great.


34 posted on 12/23/2010 4:02:11 PM PST by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: Mariner

Got a man crush on Daniel Craig as 007. Absolutely great. In many ways, better than Connery.


35 posted on 12/23/2010 4:03:58 PM PST by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: LS
"Talked me into it, but I don’t go to theaters, ever. I just can’t stand the rudeness. "

I saw it at the drive-in...where all great American movies should be first screened:)

Took a little nip and some corn dodgers with me. $7 per person.

36 posted on 12/23/2010 4:04:47 PM PST by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: Mariner
“Good God girl, that's a Colt Stragoon”.

“...no no...we'll camp here...Just checking for signs..)

Hey Mariner: His wife in the movie was...? If you give, I tell ya.

37 posted on 12/23/2010 4:04:52 PM PST by redshawk (Hey 0Dumbo, I'm scratching my nose too, and not with my index finger!)
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To: Tribune7

best quotes:

In “Lewbowski”, “The Dude abides.”

In “Grit”, His ex-wife once told him, “A love of decency does not abide in you.”

My ex still says that about me many years later.


38 posted on 12/23/2010 4:05:15 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Bob, are you lacking a sensitivity chip? ;-)


39 posted on 12/23/2010 4:06:14 PM PST by bannie (( ))
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To: Mariner
Feel free to spend your money however you wish - there's no heresy in that.

But since I see the movie has both Matt Damon and Josh Brolin, I don't think I'll be sending any of my greenbacks their way.
40 posted on 12/23/2010 4:06:28 PM PST by GunningForTheBuddha ("Corrupt governments from little ACORNs grow. " - seton89)
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To: trisham

Amen!


41 posted on 12/23/2010 4:06:47 PM PST by bannie (( ))
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To: Huskrrrr

DITTO THAT! D.Craig is a great Bond.


42 posted on 12/23/2010 4:07:05 PM PST by jaz.357 (What if the "Hokey-Pokey" is REALY what it's all about?)
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To: Mariner

LOL. Well, if you have to do it, I guess that’s it. Three of the last four movies I’ve gone to in the theater either had teenie boppers chatting and playing with their phones (the Oliver Stone 9/11 movie); or kids running all over the place (to which my son popped, jumped up and shouted, “SHUT THE F___ UP!” and they did!); and one in which during the previews, somebody absolutely got riddled by a machine gun and a black guy behind us shouts, “THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKIN’ ABOUT!” (that actually was pretty funny).


43 posted on 12/23/2010 4:07:09 PM PST by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: redshawk
She was first the wife of a hardware salesman and she took his boy with her.

But, the boy never did like him much anyway so I guess it's best.

44 posted on 12/23/2010 4:07:35 PM PST by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: bannie

But I know how to load a Dragoon.


45 posted on 12/23/2010 4:08:15 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Cisco Nix

Lloyd Bridges’ politics were goofy, but didn’t stay specifically Red. From his Wikipedia bio (not the most unimpeachable source, granted, but I think accurate here):

“He was blacklisted briefly in the 1950s after he admitted to the House Un-American Activities Committee that he had once been a member of the Actors’ Lab, a group with links to the Communist Party. He resumed working after being cleared by the FBI...”

In those days, being cleared by HUAC and the FBI generally meant that you named names, etc., and proved to their satisfaction that you weren’t an active Party member.


46 posted on 12/23/2010 4:08:15 PM PST by Argus
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To: redshawk
“Good God girl, that's a Colt Stragoon”.

Correction:

"...that's a Colt's Dragoon."

47 posted on 12/23/2010 4:08:15 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: Inyo-Mono
"Bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!"

"Fill your hands you son of a Bitch!"

48 posted on 12/23/2010 4:09:17 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: LS
Got a man crush on Daniel Craig as 007

He does make a great Bond. I'll pass on the "man crush" though, even though you would like to "bond" with him.

49 posted on 12/23/2010 4:10:36 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: bannie

:)


50 posted on 12/23/2010 4:11:35 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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