"True Grit"

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    "True Grit"

    I hadn't been to a movie in a LONG time, so we decided to see "True Grit".

    The western's of the 50's, 60's and 70's, while casting heroes and being enjoyable are too "new-looking". The town in the Hollywood set is freshly built/painted, the clothes are off some wardrobe rack and are new. Most of the actors look well-groomed (even bad guys) and hardly ever any are dirty, grimey, or dusty.

    When I think of westerns I sort of dread that "new" look, to me it just isn't realistic. True Grit wasn't like that, I thought they did a pretty good job making it seem real. I enjoyed it very much.

    I was just recently telling my wife how much I enjoyed the movie and I mentioned something to her about it. Now keep in mind, she often doesn't know whether I'm completely serious about something or not. I sometimes throw curveballs in my conversation with her. Here's how it went today:

    Me- I really enjoyed seeing True Grit the other day.
    Her-Yes I know, you've told me several times.
    Me- I'm thinking about trying to be more and more like Rooster Cogburn as I grow older. (my curveball)
    Her- Oh that would be fine.............(her pause).........just don't forget that he was alone.

    I think that's the best line she's ever batted back at me, I didn't see it coming. I'm still laughing at her quip, she did great !

    Good movie, I recommend it.
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    I throughly enjoyed it. My dad and I went and saw it on Christmas day. I'd love to see the original version too.

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    Hah!

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    I was skeptical about this movie, thinking it might be a disappointing attempt at a remake of something John Wayne was so good in. I was wrong. The movie was great. Hailee Steinfeld was impressive in her role as Mattie Ross. She's destined for stardom.

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    Your wife did well. Sounds like mine.

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    I thoroughly enjoyed it. Then again, I've not seen anything by the Coen Brothers that I didn't enjoy.

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    I thought it was a great movie, I didn't take it as a remaking of the Duke's classic 1969 version, but as movie that actually followed the book.
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    I loved the original, and the new one is good as well. I agree about the visuals, but visuals aside, some of the old westerns have better story telling. I thought the new True Grit had slightly too much humor thrown in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C9H13NO3 View Post
    I loved the original, and the new one is good as well. I agree about the visuals, but visuals aside, some of the old westerns have better story telling. I thought the new True Grit had slightly too much humor thrown in.
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    I thought the new True Grit was good, both of my parents actually liked it to. It really is a different movie than the old one, not a remake. One of the better movies I have seen in a while actually, but I like the Coen Brothers.
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    Here's a little fun for you True Grit fans:

    http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1945368

    I like "Coat's Dragoon" personally........

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    The wife and I went to see it last week. She only went because I wanted to see it, but then she really liked it, too!
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    Good (not great) movie, weird ending, but it is a Coen brothers' film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AutoFan View Post
    Good (not great) movie, weird ending, but it is a Coen brothers' film.
    It's how the book ended.
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    When this movie first came out, there was an uproar on several other forums about Jeff Bridges not being able to fill the shoes of the Duke and how could they even try to remake one of the Duke's Movies. I have not seen this Movie but I know all about Jeff Bridges and I think he is one of the best Actors of our time. I will rent it as soon as It's released on DVD . From viewing the preview, I like it already. FYI, There was recently a one and a half hour Special about the life of Jeff Bridges on the PBS Network and I would recommend this to everyone. Great stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock and Glock View Post
    Here's a little fun for you True Grit fans:

    http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1945368

    I like "Coat's Dragoon" personally........
    Good link. Now I know why I didn't quite understand some of the dialogue, however what I'm clearly hearing on those clips isn't matching the subtitles. Funny nonetheless
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