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« #30 : August 17, 2010, 02:31:43 PM »

In any event, Kim Darby is not a very good actress regardless of whether Mattie was supposed to be annoying.
Possibly. Her performance in TG is, nonetheless, her career best.



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« #31 : August 18, 2010, 04:35:38 AM »

I thought Darby was pretty good in True Grit.

And I think, apart from the first 5 min, it is a very well made film. Hathaway's best western, maybe his best film at all. I have read the book also many years ago, but I prefer the film. Similar case is Hombre. Both films owe there novel sources a lot, but both are more fascinating than the books.

The first 5 min of TG seem to be made a decade earlier, and they are also totally superfluous. The film could very well begin with the arrival of the train in Fort Smith. Everything which was shown and said in these 5 min is said and shown again later in the film. In fact it would be more interesting if we at the beginning don't know what Mattie is after.


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« #32 : August 18, 2010, 06:31:14 AM »

Possibly. Her performance in TG is, nonetheless, her career best.

Considering her career that's no real accomplishment.



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« #33 : August 18, 2010, 07:22:59 AM »

Will Mattie lose her arm this time? I hope not.

I am curious about this movie. And still can't imagine anybody equalling Wayne: and this was Wayne's movie par excellence. The movie will be good, but no history-making. Hope I'm wrong.


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« #34 : August 18, 2010, 01:11:42 PM »

Jeff Bridges is a good choice imo


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« #35 : August 18, 2010, 02:47:19 PM »

Jeff Bridges is a good choice imo

Even in mine. But we're talking about John Wayne's greatest performance.


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« #36 : August 18, 2010, 03:33:57 PM »

Yea it will be hard to top, but anybody else but Glen Campbell should be good.


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« #37 : August 18, 2010, 03:34:17 PM »

John Wayne was great in TG, but he was playing John Wayne. I'm hoping Bridges will be playing Rooster Cogburn.

Also, that they are filming in Oklahoma instead of Colorado this time.

And yes, it's essential that Mattie lose her arm.



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« #38 : August 18, 2010, 06:14:06 PM »

John Wayne was great in TG, but he was playing John Wayne. I'm hoping Bridges will be playing Rooster Cogburn.

I'm afraid that wouldn't be sufficient to make the character as memorable. And it is not completely true that Wayne was simply playing Wayne: his character was markedly different from those he had played earlier. 
 
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« #39 : August 19, 2010, 02:32:53 AM »

Yeah I also like Jeff Bridges. Not only is he the best choice by far but also the only one around too... :-X




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« #40 : August 19, 2010, 11:49:32 AM »

I'm happy that they'll have Josh Brolin as the main villain Tom Chaney rather than that unfamiliar face that played him in the original. In the '69 version of TG, they had Chaney as a bit part and played the character off as a weak little sapling. This time around, I think the Coen's will get it right. If Brolin's playing Chaney, it won't be a small part and he'll at least have a presence.

Plus I think the original version was too white-washed. This version I think the movie will finally live up to the title and actually show some grit.


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« #41 : August 19, 2010, 12:51:23 PM »

Jeff Corey an "unfamiliar" face? Daft.



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« #42 : August 19, 2010, 02:27:55 PM »

Jeff Corey an "unfamiliar" face? Daft.
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« #44 : September 27, 2010, 02:55:41 PM »

Well, it LOOKS good. But what the hell happened to the language?



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