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Which Is the Best True Grit Movie?
What Do You Think? Which True Grit Movie Is Better?
The original True Grit was a serial story which appeared in The Saturday Evening Post in 1968. It was eventually redone in book form with a slightly different storyline by the author, Charles Portis.
The first movie was made in 1969 and starred John Wayne, in his only oscar winnning performance in which Roger Ebert said that Wayne displayed "a quiet confidence that grows out of 40 years of acting." A sequel called Rooster Cogburn followed in 1975.
The second version of the movie is coming to screens in North America on December 22, 2010 and will star Jeff Bridges as Rooster Cogburn. It all features Matt Damon and Josh Brolin we have yet to see if this new movie can live up to the reputation of the original.
As always, a movie remake stirs up emotions...some people love the original and hate to see it redone. Others are curious about how a remake might turn out. On this page, watch the movie trailers for both movies, learn a bit more about them and take the opportunity to share your opinion on which is better, the 1969 or the 2010 version of True Grit.
True Grit 1969
True Grit 1969 Official Movie Trailer
Fast Facts About the 1969 Movie
Cast: John Wayne, Glen Campbell, Kim Darby, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper
Original Release Date: June 11, 1969
Rating: G - General
Studio: Warner Brothers
Run Time: 127 minutes
Awards: John Wayne won his only Academy Award in this movie when he played the U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn
JOHN WAYNE'S 1969 MOVIE IS THE BEST - Links (proof!) that help make this case...
- New York Times 1969 True Grit Movie Review
"True Grit, which opened at the Radio City Music Hall yesterday, comes very close to being as good as we remember certain movies of our childhood to have been...a marvelously rambling frontier fable packed with extraordinary incidents, amazing encoun
- True Grit 1969 Movie Review by Roger Ebert
"Wayne, in fact, towers over this special movie. He is not playing the same Western role he always plays. Instead, he can play Rooster because of all the Western roles he has played. He brings an ease and authority to the character. He never reaches.
Have YOU seen the 1969 version of True Grit?
True Grit 2010
True Grit 2010 Official Movie Trailer
Fast Facts About the 2010 Version of the Movie
Cast: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Hailee Steinfeld, Barry Pepper
Original Release Date: December 22, 2010
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Run Time: 111 minutes
Awards: This version of True Grit was nominated for ten Academy Awards but won none.
JEFF BRIDGES TRUE GRIT 2010 IS THE BEST - Links that help make this case...
- True Grit 2010 Review by Movie City News
David Poland says, "Jeff Bridges puts on Cogburn like an old shoe" and "did I mention, it's hella entertaining too" and "it's the most beautiful damned western, probably ever. As I said before, the technology is so different; it's almost apples and o
- Review of True Grit (2010) by Cinema Blend
"Cogburn does have grit, but the movie's title is really a reference to the fortitude of a teenage girl. Bathed in the stunning cinematography of long-time Coen brothers collaborator Roger Deakins and a beautiful score by Carter Burwell, the film is
Have YOU seen the 2010 version of True Grit?
Which Is Better, John Wayne's 1969 or Jeff Bridges' 2010 Version of True Grit?
This is where you get to have your say. If you have seen both versions of the movie, please be sure to share your opinion here. If you have not seen both, please reserve judgement and enter your opinion and thoughts in the guest box at the end of this page.
Okay. No waffling. This is it. Which True Grit movie is the best?
IF YOU HAVE SEEN BOTH MOVIES, TELL US WHICH IS BETTER...
The Best Experience - As recommended by Susan52.
- Susan52's Thoughts:
For the true True Grit experience, one must read the novel and watch both movies. I'm thinking that those who read the book first will like the 2010 True Grit movie better than the 1969 version, but baby boomers who fell in love with John Wayne's...
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