True Grit (1969)

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    There are 247 replies in this Thread. The last Post () by PW Stines.

    • Re: True Grit Remake

      Robbie wrote:

      One thing this thread has done is wet my appetite for the book, if I come across it I think I will read it as it sounds rather good.

      Mention of the book in another thread did the same for me, and at dukefan1's encouragement, I got a used copy, for a very reasonable price, at Amazon. We've been busy with some home remodeling, so I'm not reading at as quickly as I would like, but it is interesting to see some lines from the movie that came word for word from the book. Honestly, just reading the first few paragraphs on Amazon had me hooked and purchasing the book.

      Make the effort, Robbie, I assure you it will be worth it!

      Mrs. C :angel1:
    • Re: True Grit Remake

      The book is awesome, the only thing that's changed is the very end of the book. I highly suggest you read it.

      Anyway... maybe is Rooster's gonna be a small role perhaps they can get Patrick to play him. Or maybe... :stunned: Harrison Ford. Seriously though I can't think of a single soul that could play Rooster.
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      I agree with you, BILL. I think that no known actor would want to take the part of Rooster Cogburn on. How can anyone feel that they can do it justice after Duke? With that said, if it does get remade... I would have to see how their version translate the book to film. Curiosity would get the better of me.

      "I couldn't go to sleep at night if the director didn't call 'cut'. "
    • Re: True Grit Remake

      gt12pak wrote:

      The only, and I mean ONLY positive I can get out of this is maybe this movie will introduce John Wayne (somehow) to some of the younger audiences who had never heard of Duke. Just a thought.

      Leave it to GT to find the only positive thing about the movie.
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      The movie will flop, unless they do a jodie foster avenging the death but that would be a copy of her last movie. I think only the younger crowd might be the target but they aren't into westerns. We'll see i could be wrong, but a remake focusing on mattie isn't up there on my list.
      Mister you better find yourself another line of work, cause this one sure DON"T fit your PISTOL!
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      In the original movie, the focus was on Rooster Cogburn, played by the Duke. Does anyone think that "True Grit" would have been a success if Mattie was the focus? Kim Darby was little known for anything (and still is). John Wayne was why people came to see "True Grit."
      Cheers - Jay:beer:
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      The only thing I did not like about the original one and ONLY True Grit-was that little girl.

      Besides, she has not done much of anything since. Also, im not going to watch it if they do make it. Sorry to sound so abrupt but, apparently those brothers are............stupid!

      One brother should be wearing a bright yellow t-shirt that says in bold black letters: "I'm With Stupid! and has an arrow pointing to the other brother wearing similar t-shirt that simply says: Stupid.
      Es Ist Verboten Mit Gefangenen In Einzelhaft Zu Sprechen..

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