True Grit (2010)

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    • Re: "True Grit" : The Remake !!!

      Lt. Brannigan wrote:

      And they have already stated that they are wanting to remove the John Wayne = Western equation....


      Typical liberals. They simply aren't satisfied unless they can remove any and all vestiges of conservatism in our culture. They aren't satisfied with all the revisionist history that they have managed to sneak into the classroom in their effort to whitewash any wrongdoing that "the oppressed peoples" of the world may have done, and blame everything on those whom they believe were / are "the oppressors." Now they have to turn their sights on someone who did nothing more than promote America as a great country. Maybe that's what irks them. I've never met a liberal socialist yet who hasn't wanted to make America into another Soviet Union.

      Sorry about the soap boxing and getting off track on this discussion, but socialists and other America hating curs of their ilk really tick me off.

      - Bob
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    • Re: "True Grit" : The Remake !!!

      Hey, don't be sorry about the soap boxing, Bob. As someone once said, I can't remember who, "Never apologize, It's a sign of weakness!"

      Let 'em remake it! It's no big deal. It'll be another two years before it comes out, and we'll forget about it before then. Then when it does I'll probably see it, just because I'm a fan of the original and a fan of the novel. But whether I like it or hate it, the original Duke classic ain't going anywhere! More than likely, like most remakes, the classic will still be around when the remake is forgotten.

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      Bottom Line: You don't mess with perfection! There isn't an actor out there nowadays that could even come close to Duke's performance. The supporting cast in that film was superb as well.
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    • Re: "True Grit" : The Remake !!!

      This has hit me hard as well but hasn't this already been done? I heard Warren Oates remade True Grit while Duke was still alive. I never really looked into it since I can't even consider Oates to do justice to Rooster. I'm sure with the Coens more will know about this one. At least it may prompt people to check out The Duke's version if they haven't already.
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      The Duke wrote:

      This has hit me hard as well but hasn't this already been done? I heard Warren Oates remade True Grit while Duke was still alive. I never really looked into it since I can't even consider Oates to do justice to Rooster. I'm sure with the Coens more will know about this one. At least it may prompt people to check out The Duke's version if they haven't already.


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    • Re: "True Grit" : The Remake !!!

      The Duke wrote:

      John Wayne lives on within us all


      Though this is an admirable goal, I sure don't agree with the sentiment embodied therein. It may be true for political conservatives but not for people like Jane Fonda, Barbra Streisand, Sean Penn and their ilk.
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    • Re: "True Grit" : The Remake !!!

      Speaking of remakes, have any of you heard about the soon to be released remake of Angel And The Badman? It's in post production now and slated for release sometime this year. It will star Lou Diamond Phillips in the Duke role of Quirt Evans, Luke Perry in the Bruce Cabot role of Laredo and Deborah Unger in the Gail Russell role of Penelope, only her character will be named Temperance. Harry Careys role of the sheriff is not in this one but, Dukes grandson, Brendan will have a role in it.
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      It only shows that these clowns have no imagination or sense of story telling. They have to steal someones story and clutter it up with trash. They kinda made a movie taken from The Searchers a few years ago, with Tommy Lee Jones called The Missing. It was alright, but nothing compared to the classic. Let them make the remakes, they can only edify that the great ones are the true classics and gives John Wayne and the others the only spotlight that means anything.

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    • Re: "True Grit" : The Remake !!!

      Why, to hell, they are doing all those remakes? I watched "San Fernando" and "Stagecoach", both remakes of the classic "Stagecoach" with John Wayne, I watched "Alamo", I watched "Three Godfathers" with Jack Palance and "Red River" with Bruce Boxleithner and James Arness. Non of these remakes was better than the original the Duke had done! (O.K. "Three Godfathers" was a remake of a Chester Morris movie by the time the Duke did it...).

      There are too many bad remakes today: "The 3:10 to Yuma", "The Time Machine", "The Flight of the Phoenix", "The Day the Earth stood still", "War of the Worlds"... Do we realy need this? Is it just because they don´t have any new ideas in Hollywood?


      They kinda made a movie taken from The Searchers a few years ago, with Tommy Lee Jones called The Missing.
      I saw "The Missing", but I never had the idea, that the story could be taken from "The Searchers". It wasn´t as good as "The Searchers", never! But it wasn´t too bad...
      "Never apologize. It´s a sign of weakness."

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