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    I'd forgotten about this but the Coen brothers are remaking True Grit.

    It was announced today that Rooster Cogburn made famous by John Wayne will be played by Jeff Bridges. Glen Campbell's character Lebouf will be played by Matt Damon.

    This version of the film will reportedly be very different than The Duke's version and will be closer to the novel.

    Should be interesting.

    http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/movi...le-redone.html
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    Could be fun to watch. It's about time for a good western to come out.

    Good to see you back BTW, CG.

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    • #3
      I don't know how I feel about this. True Grit is one of my favorite westerns,and it doesn't get any better than "Fill your hands you son of a bitch!" Not to mention that I am SO sick of Hollywood remaking movies...
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      • #4
        I'm not enthused about this.

        I'd rather they made Terry C. Johnston's or Elmer Kelton's Ranger series into films. So many great stories.
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        • #5
          I also am torn by this. It was one of my favorite movies growing up and I would not want them to try to copy it. If they are going to go with a different script, I can live with that. Also, I am not going to turn down any new Western, there are so few of them! My biggest complaint applies to any remake - why can't they film something original instead? Probably because it is more work mentally.

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          • #6
            Like others, I'm torn by this too. Hope they do a good job with the movie as I'll sure as hell go to see it.
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            • #7
              And if it's the Coen Brothers remaking it, you can be sure it'll be off-tangent somehow.

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              • #8
                I dunno - I hold the John Wayne and Charlton Heston in high regard as my favorite actors so I have mixed feelings about remakes of their movies. I think I'll wait and see what the die hards have to say before spending cash on seeing it.
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                • #9
                  Its going to need some kind of a twist to make it worthwhile. Otherwise, it will be another crappy remake.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Ogukuo72 View Post
                    And if it's the Coen Brothers remaking it, you can be sure it'll be off-tangent somehow.
                    This fact alone would cause me to go see the remake as from their previous offerings, I believe the remake would be completely different.

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                    • #11
                      I would like to say that I have full confidence in the Coen brothers,
                      but I found 'No country for old men' strangely disappointing
                      BoRG

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                      • #12
                        "The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there."

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                        • #13
                          I love the old one but am looking forward to the new version. I think they have it casted well.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Captain General View Post
                            I'd forgotten about this but the Coen brothers are remaking True Grit.

                            It was announced today that Rooster Cogburn made famous by John Wayne will be played by Jeff Bridges. Glen Campbell's character Lebouf will be played by Matt Damon.

                            This version of the film will reportedly be very different than The Duke's version and will be closer to the novel.

                            Should be interesting.

                            http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/movi...le-redone.html
                            This will sit alongside the chocolate kettle as yet another creation/invention/interpretation that was neither wanted or needed. The Duke IS Rooster Cogburn. What is wrong with the movie industry that it must constantly go back to the back catalogue to regurgitate second rate versions of established classics?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Dogsbody67 View Post
                              What is wrong with the movie industry that it must constantly go back to the back catalogue to regurgitate second rate versions of established classics?
                              It's because they haven't had a good idea since the 60s.
                              Originally posted by Dogsbody67 View Post
                              Crickey, doesn't that make me sound like a curmudgeonly old git?
                              It's OK. There's a lot of us in that category here.
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