True Grit Full Length Trailer

Spaceman posted the teaser trailer for True Grit last week. The full length trailer released today gives a better feel for the tone of the film. Clearly, we are looking at a special film here. I wasn’t thrilled at the idea originally, John Wayne did, after all, win an academy award for the original, it’s like recasting Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs remake. Why bother. But according to the Coen brothers, they aren’t remaking the film, they’re re-adapting the book:

According to Ethan, this new version will be much closer to the source material. “It’s partly a question of point-of-view, the book is entirely in the voice of the 14-year-old girl. That sort of tips the feeling of it over a certain way. I think it’s much funnier than the movie was so I think, unfortunately, they lost a lot of humor in both the situations and in her voice. Another way in which it’s a little bit different from the movie — and maybe this is just because of the time the movie was made — is that it’s a lot tougher and more violent than the movie reflects. Which is part of what’s interesting about it.”

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  • http://www.adicalgonquin.com/ Rudolpho Laspari

    So against my better judgment I gave True Grit the benefit of the doubt because my good friend Noah told me the Coen brothers could make anything and pull it off. And while I too hold them in high regard this one will fall into obscurity.
    I admire the attempt to remake this film and the cast is star studded, but it fails to connect the characters with any degree of affinity or aversion to one another. Jeff Bridges plays a familiar role for which he falls short, a role he should have been able to play with his eyes shut. (Or one eye shut!) The girl who narrates the whole book is unappealing losing what humor if any between the cracks of the film.
    Matt Damon and Josh Brolin’s performances are outstanding but it ends as a performance of individuals leaving you with a flat feeling at the end and not caring about the characters.
    I went home and watched the original to remember why I liked the movie in the first place, it was Rooster Cogburn’s and the girl’s relationship as it developed that made the movie, something this version ignores. I heard that the Coens depiction was supposed to be closer to the original script/novel; if so there was a reason they changed it in the first movie….to make it entertaining.

  • Rudolpho Laspari

    So against my better judgment I gave True Grit the benefit of the doubt because my good friend Noah told me the Coen brothers could make anything and pull it off. And while I too hold them in high regard this one will fall into obscurity.nI admire the attempt to remake this film and the cast is star studded, but it fails to connect the characters with any degree of affinity or aversion to one another. Jeff Bridges plays a familiar role for which he falls short, a role he should have been able to play with his eyes shut. (Or one eye shut!) The girl who narrates the whole book is unappealing losing what humor if any between the cracks of the film.nMatt Damon and Josh Brolinu2019s performances are outstanding but it ends as a performance of individuals leaving you with a flat feeling at the end and not caring about the characters.nI went home and watched the original to remember why I liked the movie in the first place, it was Rooster Cogburnu2019s and the girlu2019s relationship as it developed that made the movie, something their version ignores. I heard that the Coens depiction was supposed to be closer to the original script/novel; if so there was a reason they changed it in the first movie….to make it entertaining. n

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