Author Topic: The Coens show True Grit  (Read 696 times)

boxofslice

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The Coens show True Grit
« on: September 28, 2010, 03:42:27 PM »
Trailer for their remake of the John Wayne 'classic' due here early next year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uco41pOKeJg

First thing to say is, from that short trailer Roger Deakins looks to have done another superb job.

From what I can remember of the original it was a slightly jokey affair with a somewhat hammy performance from The Duke but this looks like a more serious take on the story.

Looking forward to Bridges give the shout of, "Fill your hand you son of a bitch!"
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Re: The Coen's show True Grit
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2010, 03:55:42 PM »
Trailer for their remake of the John Wayne 'classic' due here early next year.

Sorry, but pedant alert – they're both adaptations of the same book (this new version being much closer to the original story). Obviously most people are going to see it as a 'remake' (including my Dad, he might have a heart attack about it), but it's literally not.

It just seems to be a distinction worth making. 'Remake' being such an incendiary word and so on...

Re: The Coen's show True Grit
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2010, 04:04:45 PM »
…First thing to say is, from that short trailer Roger Deakins looks to have done another superb job.

From what I can remember of the original it was a slightly jokey affair with a somewhat hammy performance from The Duke but this looks like a more serious take on the story.

Looking forward to Bridges give the shout of, "Fill your hand you son of a bitch!"
It has been argued – and I think a lot of people see it as this - that Wayne’s performance was intended to be a very clear nod to Wallace Berry, so meant to be rather over the top. True Grit was one of the last old style westerns and I think that’s why people might see it as being ‘jokey’ – it hasn’t aged as well as other Wayne films.

This new version is meant to be a lot closer to the book, according to the Coens, so there should be less emphasis on the Cogburn character.

boxofslice

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Re: The Coen's show True Grit
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2010, 04:05:09 PM »
Sorry, but pedant alert – they're both adaptations of the same book (this new version being much closer to the original story). Obviously most people are going to see it as a 'remake' (including my Dad, he might have a heart attack about it), but it's literally not.

It just seems to be a distinction worth making. 'Remake' being such an incendiary word and so on...

I did not know that.

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Re: The Coen's show True Grit
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2010, 04:58:47 PM »
Another pedantic comment - remove the apostrophe from the thread title while you can still edit the post! Otherwise it looks like you're talking about a TV show run by a man named 'The Coen'.

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Re: The Coens show True Grit
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2010, 01:24:48 PM »
Actually looks decent, this. Well done that trailer person!


Re: The Coens show True Grit
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2010, 02:56:50 PM »
The trailer has a strange rhythm to it. Still, I'm hopeful for this.