Skip to comments.True Grit - Great Movie for the Season
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...
Even if it doesn't, I might still see it.
The muscles that close an alligators jaws are as strong as steel. The muscles that OPEN them, however, are very weak.
I remember that scene and I haven’t seen it in 50 years!
Meanwhile, John Wayne’s TG is not the best movie. Cambell is terrible and Oklahoma does not look like the Rocky Mountains!
Saw it last night and I still wanted to puke. When I first saw it 41 years ago I lost my girlfriend that weekend. Probbly something I said about Cambell.
However, it's clean in every other respect. It's PG-13 and would be a plain G were it not for the shooting.
Sorry, but I thought it sucked.
Sorry for the triplicate post. Being fat, drunk and having one eye makes it hard to post.
Heading out to see it right now. Can’t wait.
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Yeah you are correct with the boy. Now, what is the Boy's name? I know.
Gosh, being a TrueGrit Purist, I'm starting to bend.
I do like the Coen brothers movies, for the most part. "Fargo" remains one of my favourites.
The Departed is a great movie and Fargo is well Fargo. Leo is a great actor, even if he is a jerk in real life. Catch me if you can was also brilliant.
I don’t remember their names...I haven’t seen the original in 10 years and the new one doesn’t mention them.
I won’t pay to see anything with Matt Damon in it after the smear job he did on Sarah Palin.
Thanks again :)
***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.****
You mean like the 1931 version of THE MALTESE FALCON (Ricardo Cortez)as compared with the remake, the 1941 version(Humphry Bogart)?
Well camp here. Here.
Yes Craig was a perfect James Bond for this time, he'd have tanked when the original films were made. I'm fine with either he or Connery's portrayals so long as I keep the time frame in mind.
(If for no other reason than costumes have changed totally in the intervening years and today's dress code is far more accurate.}
Remakes are usually an insult. But I enjoy watching Stagecoach in all of it's variations and reinterpretations, so why not True Grit?
Campbell is or was a lame actor and all I need to do to judge his singing is run 'Wichita Line Man' thru my mind and that is settled as well. BUT, to me he was a fine LeBoef because LeBouf was supposed to be a jerk with a self image that finally came to pass.
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