Sunday, February 6, 2011

"TrueGrit" Movie Based on a Book

Captain's affinity for John Wayne movies has infused our home with a love of cowboy movies, and we own quite a collection.  Of course, my boys wanted to see "True Grit" during this hockey weekend, and it was fun to go altogether. Jeff Bridges was a good "Rooster" and Matt Damon was surprisingly good as his "side-kick" LaBoeuf. I just learned that the double-barreled success of this Coen brother's remake must be attributed to the enduring literary brilliance of an 1968 novelist.  I won't promise to read the book by Charles Portis like Mr. Weissand recommends, but it is another proof that the book is always better than the movie.  And they both make a timely reference for us during this 150th year since the Civil War.

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