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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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To: Mariner

Have not seen it. I saw the previews, and I was appalled that someone was remaking the movie. Might give it a try....maybe


51 posted on 12/23/2010 4:11:50 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: Mariner
From the trailers I have seen of the new remake I am happy to see what the original movie would have been like without Glenn Campbell(Texas Rangers don't sound top tenor) and Kim Darby(Is this how Shirley Temple would have done it?).
52 posted on 12/23/2010 4:11:50 PM PST by crazyhorse691 (Now that the libs are in power dissent is not only unpatriotic, but, it is also racist.)
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To: RC2

Good philosophy, i just hate supporting lefties with my money, it just makes me cringe.


53 posted on 12/23/2010 4:13:01 PM PST by eaglesiniowa ((Hope is not a course of action))
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To: Mariner
I've been thinking about seeing this movie. Does it contain;

1) Nudity or explicit stuff of a related nature.

2) Violations of the Second Commandment or the F word.

3) Really graphic violence (Doesn't really bother me, just a stat point).

4) Any liberal or PC material or messages.

Thankee kindly :)

54 posted on 12/23/2010 4:13:05 PM PST by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat. (AKA The Pope's Hat))
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To: Inyo-Mono
OK OK, I was excited and my typing was sloppy. You are right. Sorry.
55 posted on 12/23/2010 4:14:17 PM PST by redshawk (Hey 0Dumbo, I'm scratching my nose too, and not with my index finger!)
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To: Grim
Saw it last night. Powerful, great filmsking. Brilliant in every category. 5 stars.

Did you see the original?

56 posted on 12/23/2010 4:14:17 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: Celtic Cross
I've been thinking about seeing this movie. Does it contain; 1) Nudity or explicit stuff of a related nature.

Even if it doesn't, I might still see it.

57 posted on 12/23/2010 4:14:23 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Celtic Cross
I've been thinking about seeing this movie. Does it contain; 1) Nudity or explicit stuff of a related nature.

Even if it doesn't, I might still see it.

58 posted on 12/23/2010 4:14:31 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Ah...a MAN! How delightful!!


59 posted on 12/23/2010 4:14:31 PM PST by bannie (( ))
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To: Inyo-Mono
"Bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!"

"Fill your hand you son-of-a-b!tch!"

60 posted on 12/23/2010 4:14:36 PM PST by Bratch
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To: Celtic Cross
I've been thinking about seeing this movie. Does it contain; 1) Nudity or explicit stuff of a related nature.

Even if it doesn't, I might still see it.

61 posted on 12/23/2010 4:14:36 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: elcid1970

“The muscles that close an alligator’s 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.


62 posted on 12/23/2010 4:16:02 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I visited GEN TOMMY FRANKS Military Museum in HOBART, OKLAHOMA! Well worth it!)
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To: Celtic Cross
It does have some graphic violence.

However, it's clean in every other respect. It's PG-13 and would be a plain G were it not for the shooting.

63 posted on 12/23/2010 4:16:14 PM PST by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: Mariner

Sorry, but I thought it sucked.


64 posted on 12/23/2010 4:16:19 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (V for Vendetta.)
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To: Celtic Cross

Sorry for the triplicate post. Being fat, drunk and having one eye makes it hard to post.


65 posted on 12/23/2010 4:16:46 PM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Inyo-Mono
"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. "

What?

66 posted on 12/23/2010 4:18:09 PM PST by norton
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To: Mariner

Heading out to see it right now. Can’t wait.


67 posted on 12/23/2010 4:18:13 PM PST by VegasCowboy ("...he wore his gun outside his pants, for all the honest world to feel.")
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To: trisham
Damon is OK as Bourne, after that I could care less.
68 posted on 12/23/2010 4:18:45 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (V for Vendetta.)
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To: VegasCowboy

Report back!


69 posted on 12/23/2010 4:19:01 PM PST by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: Argus

Read a book on Reagan a few years ago titled “Reagan’s War” http://www.amazon.com/Reagans-War-Struggle-Triumph-Communism/dp/0385504713

The Author goes into the CPUSA’s involvement in Hollywood and Lloyd and E.G. Robinson are discussed. Few actors were members of the CP back then, mostly it was writers, directors, producers etc. E.G. denounced the CP in 48.


70 posted on 12/23/2010 4:19:19 PM PST by Cisco Nix (Real Conservatives stay sober and focused)
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To: Mariner
OK Mariner, you seem to have some of the facts about the wife. However, just so you know, she was also a, “grass widow”.

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.

71 posted on 12/23/2010 4:21:17 PM PST by redshawk (Hey 0Dumbo, I'm scratching my nose too, and not with my index finger!)
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To: mad_as_he$$
I thought he was good as Bourne. I never really thought much of DiCaprio, but the contrast between him and Damon in "The Departed" was simply stunning, imho.

I do like the Coen brothers movies, for the most part. "Fargo" remains one of my favourites.

72 posted on 12/23/2010 4:24:45 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: trisham

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.


73 posted on 12/23/2010 4:26:31 PM PST by mad_as_he$$ (V for Vendetta.)
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To: redshawk

I don’t remember their names...I haven’t seen the original in 10 years and the new one doesn’t mention them.


74 posted on 12/23/2010 4:26:58 PM PST by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: Mariner

I won’t pay to see anything with Matt Damon in it after the smear job he did on Sarah Palin.


75 posted on 12/23/2010 4:27:24 PM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: Mariner
Thanks. Like I said, blood and gore doesn't bother me. So I think it might be a good film to view.

Thanks again :)

76 posted on 12/23/2010 4:28:41 PM PST by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat. (AKA The Pope's Hat))
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To: mad_as_he$$

Agreed.


77 posted on 12/23/2010 4:29:55 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: HeartlandOfAmerica

***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)?


78 posted on 12/23/2010 4:31:25 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I visited GEN TOMMY FRANKS Military Museum in HOBART, OKLAHOMA! Well worth it!)
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To: redshawk
“Freighted iron stoves up steeper grades than this.”

“We’ll camp here. Here.”

79 posted on 12/23/2010 4:36:39 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
Lots to comment on in this thread:

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.

80 posted on 12/23/2010 4:37:33 PM PST by norton
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To: Mariner
Boy's name was Horace. “He never did like me none”, as Rooster said to Maddy. (Boy was never shown in the movie)

I watch the original movie at least once a month. Sometimes twice. Such a great movie.

A classic scene was in the movie begining when Rooster was testifying to the court. I'll leave that as a teaser for your.

OK, here is another: “...why should I wash, I'm not gonna eat him...”

81 posted on 12/23/2010 4:38:11 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’d like to see True Grit, but I don’t want to support anything that has anything to do with Matt Damon, so I’ll probably buy a ticket to some other movie that’s showing at the same time at the Multi-plex but go see True Grit instead.


82 posted on 12/23/2010 4:39:34 PM PST by FreedomForce (A conservative 2012)
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To: FreedomForce
"support anything that has anything to do with Matt Damon"

Support the Coen Brother for their art.

And, this movie is ALL AMERICAN. It is all about Justice before the Law.

83 posted on 12/23/2010 4:42:11 PM PST by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: Inyo-Mono
<<<<<“Freighted iron stoves up steeper grades than this.”
“We’ll camp here. Here.”>>>>>>>

You got that one right. (Stamp the bottle to the ground a few times)

“If every time I hear about a Texican drinking out of a hoof print...”

84 posted on 12/23/2010 4:42:45 PM PST by redshawk (Hey 0Dumbo, I'm scratching my nose too, and not with my index finger!)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Or how about the 1946 version of THE KILLERS (Burt Lancaster) as compared with the 1964 remake (Ronald Reagan).


85 posted on 12/23/2010 4:43:33 PM PST by eaglescout1998
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To: redshawk

Mattie dominates this movie with the exception of Roosters’ heroic scenes.


86 posted on 12/23/2010 4:43:55 PM PST by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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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.”

John Wayne was a great actor, but he avoided military service during WW2. Even some of his fellow actors gave him a hard time about it.

Jimmy Stewart was the real deal; a hero in all aspects of his life, and a great conservative. In the late 1950s Strategic Air Command nominated Colonel Stewart, USAF reserve, for an important staff job at headquarters in Omaha, and Stewart was willing to retire from movies to take it. But the Senate armed forces committee rejected the nomination, because they refused to take an actor seriously for an important job! SAC hadn’t nominated him as window dressing. Jimmy Stewart was admired and respected by the generals who led SAC.


87 posted on 12/23/2010 4:46:01 PM PST by devere
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To: Mariner
Ok, heretic, :)

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

From the commercials I came to a, "Yea, not bad!" impression.

Yes, it's far better than the original in every respect.

Sorry.

Impossible.

"Jihad? I’ll give you a jihad you miserable, rag-headed, heathen bastard!”"

88 posted on 12/23/2010 4:47:23 PM PST by LasVegasMac (What's up with the towel on the head? - 'Ima Target')
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To: eaglescout1998

***Or how about the 1946 version of THE KILLERS (Burt Lancaster) as compared with the 1964 remake (Ronald Reagan).***

Unfortunatly, I haven’t seen either of these. But I will soon!


89 posted on 12/23/2010 4:49:39 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I visited GEN TOMMY FRANKS Military Museum in HOBART, OKLAHOMA! Well worth it!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
But I know how to load a Dragoon.

You mean you wouldn't load it wrong while in a state of drunkenness?

90 posted on 12/23/2010 4:51:06 PM PST by calex59
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To: Mariner

<<<>>> I agree, with you, Kim Darby (Mattie) was most crucial to the sucess of the movie. IMO, without her, the movie would have been a flop. IMO, she made the movie. Also, she played her role greatly and convincingly. OK Mariner: Where was Mattie from?


91 posted on 12/23/2010 4:55:01 PM PST by redshawk (Hey 0Dumbo, I'm scratching my nose too, and not with my index finger!)
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To: redshawk

I was dead set against seeing the unnecessary remake as well.

But then I read somewhere that the new movie is more of an homage than a remake.

I do plan to see it at some point, perhaps when it’s out on DVD.

But I don’t expect that Jeff Bridges (a fine actor) is a threat to The Duke.


92 posted on 12/23/2010 4:59:43 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: ridesthemiles

“I call that bold talk for a one eyed fat man.”


93 posted on 12/23/2010 5:02:21 PM PST by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: LS

“In many ways, better than Connery.”

That’s taking it too far. Craig is good, but he’s an action star.

Connery is James Bond.


94 posted on 12/23/2010 5:02:49 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: Mariner

Matt Damon: Sarah Palin is “Totally Absurd”.

No thanks.


95 posted on 12/23/2010 5:03:48 PM PST by bushpilot1
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To: redshawk
Kim Darby is D W A R F E D by Natilee Steinfeld's performance.

Absolutely no contest.

Damon was better than Campbell too.

The new movie is better in every respect.

96 posted on 12/23/2010 5:04:36 PM PST by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: redshawk
movie.

My brother and I first saw True Grit when it first came out in 1969 (I was 19, he was 17). They filmed quite a few scenes for the film around here where I live in California. In the late 1970s, you could rent True Grit from the local library, so my brother bought a 16mm sound projector and we watched it over and over again.

Then when VHS tapes came out, my brother bought one of the first tape decks for $700 so he could watch True Grit on video. Came on two cassettes. Then we bought the DVDs, and later, the deluxe DVDs.

My brother called just yesterday to let me know that True Grit will be coming out on Blueray next month. He's going to buy it, though neither one of us has an HD TV.

97 posted on 12/23/2010 5:04:36 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!”

You nailed it.


98 posted on 12/23/2010 5:06:50 PM PST by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: mad_as_he$$

He was amazing in Shutter Island.

Leo is a puss, but he can sure act. Always could.


99 posted on 12/23/2010 5:07:36 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: LS
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)

I love watching movies in black theatres.

100 posted on 12/23/2010 5:08:13 PM PST by packrat35 (I got your tag line..)
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