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Coen brothers 'True Grit' trailer

Above is the trailer for the Coen brothers' version of True Grit, a film this blogger is highly anticipating. According to the Coens, the film isn't so much a remake of the classic John Wayne film (a favorite of this blogger) as a new take on the 1968 novel (also a favorite of this blogger)--and the trailer above is as chock-full of biblical language and allusion as the novel. For what it's worth, the novel runs in a darker vein than the Wayne film, and after seeing the trailer above, I'm fairly certain the Coens' film will be closer to the novel's tone than the Wayne version. And if I'm not mistaken, the railroad station scene in the trailer suggests this film also runs closer to the novel's ending than the Wayne version (which, in my humble opinion, ends on a more hopeful note than the novel).


Oh my.

I can't wait!
Keanan Brand said…
This looks good! I've heard the rumors, but not seen any trailers, and hoped justice would be done to a favorite book from childhood. And I think it will.
I am looking forward to see this one. Coens are slightly changing their style as seen in Serious Man. Darker stories with open ends...
Carmen Andres said…
At first, I was a bit unsure about another TRUE GRIT (I loved Wayne's Cogburn), but after reading the novel, I could see how another film could be made if the filmmaker stayed closer to the tone and plot (particularly the ending) of the novel than the Wayne film did. It looks like the Coens are doing both--which has me very intrigued and looking forward to the release.