the novel True Grit by Charles Portis is a classic. it’s dark. it’s violent. it’s funny. it’s full of references to Scripture. it’s the tale of a young girl seeking retribution for the murder of her father.
it was made into a film and released in 1969. John Wayne portrayed U.S. Marshall Rooster Cogburn and won an Academy Award for the portrayal. the movie works; it’s not horrible. it does not, however, capture the mood and essence of the book.
in December, the Coen Brothers True Grit will be released theatrically.
do not use the R word; remake.
judging by the trailer (http://www.tribute.ca/trailers/True+Grit/17929) it looks like the novel has come alive on screen.
i’m not surprised. the Coens brought Cormac McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men to life.
True Grit looks like another Coen Brothers classic.
read the novel. check out the trailer. check out the films.