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Old 03-24-2009, 12:58 PM   #1
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The Coen brothers' next film will be a remake of True Grit, the 1969 western which won John Wayne his only Oscar, Variety reports.
The original movie was a star vehicle for the Duke, but the Coens are said to be planning a version closer to Charles Portis's 1968 novel, told from the point of view of a 14-year-old girl who hires a grizzled gunman to help find her father's killer.

The film-making siblings, who have just completed the black comedy A Serious Man, are fitting in True Grit before their planned adaptation of Michael Chabon's novel The Yiddish Policemen's Union.

The original True Grit spawned two sequels: 1975's Rooster Cogburn, in which Wayne reprised his role as the eponymous US marshal, and the made-for-TV 1978 follow-up True Grit: A Further Adventure, which starred Warren Oates as the one-eyed law man.

Wayne is said to have called Marguerite Roberts' script for the original film "the best [he'd] ever read".




The Coen brothers' next film will be a remake of True Grit, the 1969 western which won John Wayne his only Oscar, Variety reports.
The original movie was a star vehicle for the Duke, but the Coens are said to be planning a version closer to Charles Portis's 1968 novel, told from the point of view of a 14-year-old girl who hires a grizzled gunman to help find her father's killer.

The film-making siblings, who have just completed the black comedy A Serious Man, are fitting in True Grit before their planned adaptation of Michael Chabon's novel The Yiddish Policemen's Union.

The original True Grit spawned two sequels: 1975's Rooster Cogburn, in which Wayne reprised his role as the eponymous US marshal, and the made-for-TV 1978 follow-up True Grit: A Further Adventure, which starred Warren Oates as the one-eyed law man.

Wayne is said to have called Marguerite Roberts' script for the original film "the best [he'd] ever read".


http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2009/...ue-grit-remake






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Old 03-24-2009, 03:14 PM   #2
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Who can replace the Duke?
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Clint Eastwood is the only man who comes to mind.....


Why don't those idiots just think up an original idea?

Must be too hard for the "creative class" these days.
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There have already been 4 movies this year that are re-makes. How many last year?
Hollwood is full of lying, vermin who have stolen all they can so now they rehash movies.

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Dont bother, as it will be shit.
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Old 03-24-2009, 10:32 PM   #6
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Clint Eastwood is the only man who comes to mind.....


Why don't those idiots just think up an original idea?

Must be too hard for the "creative class" these days.
Clint Eastwood had the integrity to not even do another sequel to "Dirty Harry" this time around, so I doubt that he would buy into this bastardization of yet another classic. Now, granted, "Gran Torino"s main character DID resemble what Harry Callahan probably would have become in his old age, but at least it was a different original movie that didn't just whore off someone else's previous work.

I wonder what sort of metrosexual prissy-boy they'll cast in the Duke's place? About the ONLY one I can think of in Hollyweird who MIGHT pull it off might be Mel Gibson, or MAYBE Bruce Willis... maybe. Or maybe not. But I have no doubt that whomever they pick will probably be less manly than the 14-year-old girl they pick.
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Me.

I can pull it off. I'm an 'ol cowboy and I'm ornery as well!

I should write their company and send some photos of myself.

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I have no doubt that whomever they pick will probably be less manly than the 14-year-old girl they pick.
LMAO.....sounds about right!
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i might have to audition. Got the boots and everything :/
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Yeah, I got the boots...would you have to poke one eye out to get an audition though?
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keep in mind Party, even if you polk an eye out for the roll, your Cher homage still might end up on the cutting room floor!
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keep in mind Party, even if you polk an eye out for the roll, your Cher homage still might end up on the cutting room floor!
damn

how's about Madonna?

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Remember when they did "the wild, wild west" with will smith...

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Yeah, I heard the preproduction notes for it include a suggestion to slightly alter the title... They want to make it...


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The Coen Bros. make really good movies. Think "Fargo" and "No country for old men". I'm sure they'll do a good job on "True Grit". Probably be a totally different movie from the original. Won't even know they came from the same book. You'll still be able to buy the original at Wal-Mart for 5.00 bucks IIRC.
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The fact that the Coen brothers ARE capable of making good ORIGINAL movies only makes their bastardizing this one all that more sad...
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+1, why would they play the remake game when their original stuff is so good.
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makes no sense to me.....How the hell do you remake an oscar winning movie that starred one of Hollywoods largest legends and not expect it to be an instant second rate film.
The Coens are so far beyond doing remakes......One of my favorite movies is Oh Brother where art thou, evey time Baby Face Nelson turns his 1928 Thompson on the cattle and delmar crys out "oh george not the livestock" I fall out of my seat laughing. the Coen's are genius in their own right so this just aint right.
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Dont bother, as it will be shit.
As is everything the coen brothers touch.

Fargo? You're kidding. It was one of the longest most monotonous, dreary excuses for a movie. The wood chipper was the one momentarily uplifting event.

Burn after reading? God the thing was tedious. It could have been so much better if they had some random ASU film student produce it. The only reason I watched the whole thing was a desperate hope that it would get better. It didn't. Just contunuid to drip like tepid water.

No Country? Definitely interesting with some good acting, but again, it just meandered without going anywhere.

The Coen brothers are like unbuttered popcorn. Just bland, empty carbs.
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ya Mark your right,,,,,a pair of hacks
man son,,,,you been hanging with our wonderous in house contraian again? Is 16r40 some kind of alter ego, or feeding you crumundgeon pills????

How about I say BLACK.....

and then you can say WHITE......

actually, Oh brother were art thou is their only film I've ever bothered to sit all the way through, but it was so original I have to give em credit. And Chris Thomas King did one hell of a Robert Johnson blues git box.....




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actually, Oh brother were art thou is their only film I've ever bothered to sit all the way through, but it was so original I have to give em credit. And Chris Thomas King did one hell of a Robert Johnson blues git box

Original? It was simply a remake of Homer's Odyssey. Please Tell me you knew that already . . .

The music was pretty good, though.
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Homers Odyssey???? Do you mean the one that starred Elizabeth Taylor in that hot egyiptian get up?,,,,, Was that a John Ford flick or did Sam Peckenpaw direct that one?


I'm not that stupid to think the Coen brothers stole the Idea from the Simpsons....
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Mark, you do make a good point about O Brother and the Odyssey, but that does offer the ONE way they might manage to not make this totally suck- IF they took the plot of True Grit, but then perhaps reset it in a different time/place, it would be better than trying to redo it as a western. Maybe set it as the daughter of a coyote hiring a biker or a merc to help go after the Mexican druglord who killed her father, or some such. OK; it STILL might suck, but it would have a better chance to be at least tolerable. Maybe...
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LMAO PVT.......How about just reverse the whole thing so John Wayne is Aeolus, God of the winds and the daughter is played by Nemisis the goddess of retribution,,,and have them hunt down and kill some lowly mortal.......
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here ya go EX,,,,,My apologeeese for highjacking your thread.

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It was simply a remake of Homer's Odyssey. Please Tell me you knew that already . . .
I didn't.....until I watched the bonus material on the DVD.

Then again....I didn't even know that they'd even made Homer's Odyssey!

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