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Iconic John Wayne Role Redone (True Grit remake)
movies.yahoo.com ^ | August 18, 2010 | Jonathan Crow

Posted on 08/18/2010 7:17:49 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA

In 1969, John Wayne played Rooster Cogburn in "True Grit" -- a grizzled, drunken U.S. Marshal hired by a 14-year-old girl to track down her father's killer. The role ended up winning the aging Western star his first and only Oscar, prompting him to make a rare sequel -- "Rooster Cogburn" -- opposite Katherine Hepburn in 1975. The image of Wayne's craggy, eye-patched visage from "True Grit" has become a cinematic icon.

So film mavens everywhere were taken aback when it was announced last year that Joel and Ethan Coen would been making their own version of "True Grit." But don't expect a straight remake; this movie is based more closely on the Charles Portis novel. And Jeff Bridges, fresh off his Oscar win, was tapped to play Cogburn; that's right, the Duke has been replaced by the Dude.

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KEYWORDS: johnwayne; remake; theduke; truegrit
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"I've never even seen the original John Wayne movie" Matt Damon, who plays Glen Campbell's old role of LaBeouf in this new version, told Entertainment Weekly.

Matt Damon - BARF!!!

1 posted on 08/18/2010 7:17:53 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA
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To: GOPsterinMA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWTzyU5MFgM


2 posted on 08/18/2010 7:21:03 PM PDT by CommieCutter (A Centrist Democrat is now defined as: between Socialism and Communism.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

I hope this movie fails BADLY.

Rooster Cogburn was John Wayne’s role and will be for the ages.

Some movies should never be remade. “True Grit” is in the top tier.


3 posted on 08/18/2010 7:21:26 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Either we have principles or we are just liberals following the winds a bit starboard...)
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To: GOPsterinMA
Jeff Bridges as Rooster Cogburn...

...it could work.

4 posted on 08/18/2010 7:21:37 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters, and intends to be the master.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Matt Damon couldn’t clean the manure off one of John Wayne’s boots.


5 posted on 08/18/2010 7:21:46 PM PDT by unkus
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To: GOPsterinMA

Jeff Bridges is a huge lib. His old man was actually a commie.


6 posted on 08/18/2010 7:22:22 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE)
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To: GOPsterinMA

“Matt Damon - BARF!!!”

You mean:

Matt Damon - FAG!!!


7 posted on 08/18/2010 7:22:29 PM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: GOPsterinMA

8 posted on 08/18/2010 7:22:50 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1 Halfbaked 50c)
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To: GOPsterinMA

The John Wayne version of ‘True Grit’ wasn’t that great. He was doing self parody and should have won an Oscar for his great work with John Ford or Howard Hawks.


9 posted on 08/18/2010 7:23:09 PM PDT by Borges
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To: GOPsterinMA

Jeff Bridges as Rooster Cogburn is such good casting. I will definitely treat myself to this film in December.


10 posted on 08/18/2010 7:23:18 PM PDT by sueuprising
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To: GOPsterinMA

John Wayne’s not dead - he’s frozen. And as soon as we find the cure for cancer we’re gonna thaw out the Duke and he’s gonna be pretty pissed off. You know why? Have you ever taken a cold shower? Well multiple that by 15-million times, that’s how pissed off the Duke’s gonna be.

-Dennis Leary


11 posted on 08/18/2010 7:23:21 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Bridges can do it.


12 posted on 08/18/2010 7:23:30 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1 Halfbaked 50c)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I could Bridgesd doing it actually.

Butt Matt Damon and Josh Brolin, two flaming lefties? HELL NO!


13 posted on 08/18/2010 7:23:42 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Vote McCarthy (MA-4)/Bielat (MA-6). MA-6 is Bwaney's district.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

I hate all these remakes and reboots.


14 posted on 08/18/2010 7:23:47 PM PDT by Sybeck1
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To: GOPsterinMA
I have one rule in life:

I don't see Matt Damon films.

That's about it.

15 posted on 08/18/2010 7:24:11 PM PDT by Falcon28 (Allen West - 2012)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I would be more apt to see that movie, than the one coming out about Thor the Norse God, or the Wonder Woman fiasco.


16 posted on 08/18/2010 7:24:18 PM PDT by pennboricua
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To: GOPsterinMA
Well, these pansies can do what they want but they will run up against a singular fact of nature: John Wayne Is Rooster Cogburn. Anyone who tries to override this fact will fail, and embarrass himself in the attempt.
17 posted on 08/18/2010 7:25:11 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: GOPsterinMA

John Wayne is rolling over in his grave.


18 posted on 08/18/2010 7:25:25 PM PDT by rintense
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To: GOPsterinMA

19 posted on 08/18/2010 7:25:32 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: GOPsterinMA

Well, if it has elements of black humor ala’ Fargo and Miller’s Crossing, I’ll definitely watch it. I wish they’d add Steve Buscemi, too.


20 posted on 08/18/2010 7:25:32 PM PDT by Krankor (What a field day for the heat. A thousand people in the street)
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To: freedumb2003

” Some movies should never be remade. “True Grit” is in the top tier. “

Boy - glad I read through the posts before posting - you got my thought word-for-word....

Wouldn’t it be neat if TCM and AMC and every channel that plays movies could saturate the airwaves with “True Grit” and “Rooster Cogburn” the week before this travesty is released to theaters??


21 posted on 08/18/2010 7:25:35 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Frantzie

REALLY? Lloyd was a Red? Great...


22 posted on 08/18/2010 7:25:35 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Vote McCarthy (MA-4)/Bielat (MA-6). MA-6 is Bwaney's district.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Hey at least that that character gets knocked off in the movie.


23 posted on 08/18/2010 7:26:26 PM PDT by pennboricua
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To: GOPsterinMA

Jeff Bridges is a huge lefty. His father was black listed in the 1950s.


24 posted on 08/18/2010 7:26:53 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE)
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To: pennboricua

:)


25 posted on 08/18/2010 7:26:56 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Vote McCarthy (MA-4)/Bielat (MA-6). MA-6 is Bwaney's district.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

I went back and forth on this one a bit, but I’m actually fairly optimistic on this one.

I’m a fan of Wayne, but the original True Grit just wasn’t one of my favorite of his films. Kim Darby was too old for the part she played, and Glenn Campbell was sorta eh, IMHO. It wasn’t a bad flick, I just think the Duke did far better work in his career - The Shootist, for example.

As for the new film...I could give a flying leap about Matt Damon, but Jeff Bridges is a darn good actor. I think he’ll do well in the role of Cogburn. I’m also interested to see the Coen brothers’ take on a western.


26 posted on 08/18/2010 7:28:45 PM PDT by DemforBush (Are you sure we're not in a looney bin? Sometimes I think we're in a @#$! looney bin!)
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To: Frantzie

Thank you for that info - I did not know that. I would have figured Lloyd was a pretty straight arrow; he usually played authority-type figures.


27 posted on 08/18/2010 7:29:22 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Vote McCarthy (MA-4)/Bielat (MA-6). MA-6 is Bwaney's district.)
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To: Borges

True Grit is fantastic.


28 posted on 08/18/2010 7:30:00 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Borges
"The John Wayne version of ‘True Grit’ wasn’t that great."

(Spoken with The Duke's characteristic drawl) Speak for yourself, pilgrim. "True Grit" and "Rooster Cogburn and the Lady" were classics I could watch over and over again.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

29 posted on 08/18/2010 7:30:55 PM PDT by wku man (Steel yourselves, patriots, and be ready. Won't be long now....)
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To: DemforBush

That sums up pretty much how I feel about it too.


30 posted on 08/18/2010 7:30:57 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1 Halfbaked 50c)
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To: GOPsterinMA

http://home.comcast.net/~bill.jones.scubaguy/SEA_HUNT/SeaHuntLloydBridges.html

“Although Bridges admitted he had once been a member of the Communist Party during the House Un-American Activities Committee hearings.”

His son Jeff Bridges is a big lefty too. I liked the Big Lebowski but I will not see any of his films after I found out he is a major lib and Obama supporter.


31 posted on 08/18/2010 7:31:17 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE)
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To: Borges
ALL movies are parodies of reality, fa crissakes. John Wayne was the perfect grizzled over the hill drunk. You missed the whole point of the movie! Bridges(saw the stills) is a pathetic attempt at being the Not-John- Wayne.

Thanks for playing though.

32 posted on 08/18/2010 7:32:34 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: GOPsterinMA

33 posted on 08/18/2010 7:33:02 PM PDT by rlmorel (America: Why should a product be deemed a failure if you ignore assembly and operation instructions?)
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To: freedumb2003

“Some movies should never be remade.”

Very few can be remade successfully. Ocean’s 11 was a monumental flop. In fact, most (all) of the recent remakes with the current movie players (They are in no way actors) have been flops.


34 posted on 08/18/2010 7:33:12 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (Reid: Why, oh why, are they picking on me?)
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To: GOPsterinMA
A remake ain't gonna be like the original. No Way!

True Grit

35 posted on 08/18/2010 7:33:42 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: GOPsterinMA

If the Coen Brothers are remaking it, it will be nothing like anyone expects.


36 posted on 08/18/2010 7:34:10 PM PDT by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir!)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Couldn’t pay me to watch Matt Damon...I remember his vile remarks during the Obamanation takeover.


37 posted on 08/18/2010 7:34:10 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: freedumb2003

So is Psycho, but they remade that. I suspect, they will remake this one, too. And, it won’t be as good as the original.


38 posted on 08/18/2010 7:34:50 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: rlmorel; LeonardFMason

Member of F.A.G.!


39 posted on 08/18/2010 7:35:31 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Vote McCarthy (MA-4)/Bielat (MA-6). MA-6 is Bwaney's district.)
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To: DemforBush

I for one would be game to see how the Coens pull this one off. I like all of their stuff. I figure, every filmmaker makes great film after great film, then a stinker. Or they just keep making great films.


40 posted on 08/18/2010 7:36:06 PM PDT by gracie1 (visualize whirled peas)
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To: Frantzie

Wow - that’s too bad. I actually liked the Bridges clan. “Liked” being the key word.


41 posted on 08/18/2010 7:37:17 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Vote McCarthy (MA-4)/Bielat (MA-6). MA-6 is Bwaney's district.)
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To: dynachrome

Expect lots of blood.


42 posted on 08/18/2010 7:37:41 PM PDT by gracie1 (visualize whirled peas)
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To: gracie1

Expect lots of suck.


43 posted on 08/18/2010 7:38:16 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GOPsterinMA

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2455249/posts

“Jeff Bridges: Barack Obama is my champion”

LOL! Jeff Bridges suckles on the Imam’s teet like some of the idiots posting here. LOL!


44 posted on 08/18/2010 7:38:22 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE)
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To: freedumb2003
I loved the book but was disappointed by the movie. Nothing to do with Wayne's’ acting which was one of the movie's saving graces.

I hope the Cohn’s don't screw it up again.

45 posted on 08/18/2010 7:39:01 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: DemforBush

“I’m a fan of Wayne, but the original True Grit just wasn’t one of my favorite of his films. Kim Darby was too old for the part she played, and Glenn Campbell was sorta eh, IMHO. It wasn’t a bad flick, I just think the Duke did far better work in his career - The Shootist, for example.”

True true. The affected language was a turnoff too.

I just finished watching Disk 2 of 4 old JW westerns from the 30’s. 25 total in the set. Corny and lousy acting.

I always say JW never made a good movie and he nver made a bad one.

I have DVD’ed about 30 others of his best and as more come along, I will DVD them.


46 posted on 08/18/2010 7:39:32 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (Reid: Why, oh why, are they picking on me?)
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47 posted on 08/18/2010 7:39:43 PM PDT by Roscoe Karns
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To: freedumb2003

No question about it.

And while we’re on the subject, I happened on this the other day: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EUP9rOLf30


48 posted on 08/18/2010 7:39:45 PM PDT by Age of Reason
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To: Uncle Ike

>>Wouldn’t it be neat if TCM and AMC and every channel that plays movies could saturate the airwaves with “True Grit” and “Rooster Cogburn” the week before this travesty is released to theaters??<<

They have done it in the past. Even the cute, yet iconic, original Karate Kid movie seemed to be all over the place on cable before they released the crappy remake.


49 posted on 08/18/2010 7:40:24 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Either we have principles or we are just liberals following the winds a bit starboard...)
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To: freedumb2003

Good point! Was there a clamoring for this film to be remade? Not that I know of. Why? The film IS John Wayne and that cannot be replicated!


50 posted on 08/18/2010 7:41:10 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Vote McCarthy (MA-4)/Bielat (MA-6). MA-6 is Bwaney's district.)
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