True Grit...The Wicked Flee When None Pursueth.
When you think of John Wayne, you think of Rooster Cogburn. You think of a cowboy. John Wayne is an icon that is known across the span of the world, not just the United States.
When it was said that the movie True Grit was going to be re-made. It seemed like it was one of the dumbest moves anyone could ever think to make. And it took a few months before I was able to convince myself to give it a chance.
The original cast
The original movie was filmed in Colorado near Ridgeway. Starring John Wayne with fellow cast members, Glen Campbell, Kim Darby, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper and many more. Many of the actors are no longer with us, but together they were an amazing cast. John Wayne won the only Oscar of his career for his performance as Rooster Cogburn in this 1969, western.
The surprise of a life time. The movie was so good because it followed the book really well and the dialect was of the period which made it more realistic. Mattie Ross, the second time around comes of smart, head strong, but still naive and embraceable. And seeing Barry Pepper (We Were Soldiers) playing Ned Pepper was an added bonus. He is an amazing actor that you just don't see enough of.
While there were a couple of B-rated cinematography moments, on the whole, they were overlooked due to the acting of the cast.
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