Just got cable and got to see True Grit agin
I saw it in the theatre and watched it just yesterday. Barry Pepper(Lucky Ned Pepper),I hardly recognised him. The guys great. In addition to taking ballet lessons he played rugby. I only knew him from SPR and the three burials of whats-his-name.
Last edited by dryheat; 02-07-2012 at 02:42.
I bought a pristine copy of TGII for $6.00 at my local Blockbuster store-closing sale. When I saw Barry P. playing Lucky Ned P., I thought of him playing a young Joe Galloway in We Were Soldiers Once. I enjoyed TGII more the second time I watched it.
Last edited by rider; 02-12-2012 at 08:14.
A funny turn; I was just at a garage sale and this old women had a copy of John Wayne's True grit on the table. Well, I had to pick it up for a buck. As I recall, the t.v. singer was just awful and the young girl that played Mattie was OK. I think they used the same guy to play the horse trader.
Some of my favorite parts in TGII were Jeff Bridges stumbling around, catching his gunbelt on the chair inthe back room of the Chinese store, stepping on his coat during the "shooting match". That's good acting-and good direction. That stuff doesn't just happen(although it looks like it did, if it's done right).
The woman(older Mattie) who says, "Don't get up, trash", just cements that attitude that is established in the earlier scenes.
Last edited by dryheat; 02-16-2012 at 01:30.
The first one was much better I think---I must be older then you guys, but then remakes seldom are as good! The cat was missing in the remake, I guess they didn't want Bridges to be up-staged!