Wednesday, January 12, 2011

True Grit

The new film is true to the novel by Charles Portis. According to Steve Sailer:
True Grit will likely wind up as the frauteurs’ biggest box-office hit yet, perhaps even their first to earn $100 million domestically. True Grit’s verbose Victorian Wild West dialogue is at times daunting to decipher, yet it’s somewhat familiar from the Oscar-winning John Wayne comic Western and the surprisingly influential 1968 Charles Portis novel. Over 40 years ago, Portis created prototypical Coen Brothers characters—hyper-articulate, eccentric, and violent—avant la lettre, allowing the Coens now to make a straightforward adaptation of his novel.
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