History Film / TrueGrit

20th Jun '17 4:11:38 AM Piterpicher
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: The two actresses who portray Mattie Ross in both the 1969 and 2010 versions (Kim Darby and HaileeSteinfeld) are somewhat prettier than described in the book.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: The two actresses who portray Mattie Ross in both the 1969 and 2010 versions (Kim Darby and HaileeSteinfeld) Creator/HaileeSteinfeld) are somewhat prettier than described in the book.
17th Jan '17 7:05:04 PM creader
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The story takes place in the [[DeepSouth Ozarks]], but the landscape in the movie doesn't look like the Ozarks. In fact, it was shot in Colorado and California.
** The contrast between the tall granite snow covered peaks of the Rockies and High Sierras, and the actual weathered hills of the Ouachita, Boston, and Arbuckle mountains of Oklahoma and Arkansas is so extreme, this veers into TheMountainsOfIllinois territory. No, you can't actually go skiing in Oklahoma.



* CaliforniaDoubling: Set in Eastern Oklahoma, shot in New Mexico and Texas. As anyone familiar with Oklahoma (or New Mexico and Texas!) can tell you, they don't really look alike.
17th Jan '17 4:26:25 PM creader
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12th Nov '16 5:20:01 PM nombretomado
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The book was adapted to film twice. The first version, released in 1969, was directed by Henry Hathaway and starred JohnWayne as Rooster Cogburn. The movie had two sequels: 1975 ''Film/RoosterCogburn'' (original release title ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073636/ Rooster Cogburn (... and the Lady)]]'', starring John Wayne and Creator/KatharineHepburn), and 1978 ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078422/ True Grit]]'' (made for TV, starring Warren Oates).

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The book was adapted to film twice. The first version, released in 1969, was directed by Henry Hathaway and starred JohnWayne Creator/JohnWayne as Rooster Cogburn. The movie had two sequels: 1975 ''Film/RoosterCogburn'' (original release title ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073636/ Rooster Cogburn (... and the Lady)]]'', starring John Wayne and Creator/KatharineHepburn), and 1978 ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078422/ True Grit]]'' (made for TV, starring Warren Oates).
9th Nov '16 6:52:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Rooster Cogburn is one of the best-known examples in the Western genre.
9th Nov '16 6:52:40 AM Morgenthaler
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''True Grit'' is an 1968 Western novel by Charles Portis. Its main plot revolves around planter's daughter Mattie Ross, seeking revenge for her father's murder -- with the aid of a notorious marshal Rooster Cogburn -- "The meanest one, double-tough, knowing no fear" aging {{Badass}} drunkard -- and a younger Texas Ranger [=LaBoeuf=]. The plot is played straight, involving some chasing, some tracking, some humor, much shooting, saving the girl from a snake pit, one-to-four [[FinalBattle final showdown]] of Rooster against bandits and the final scene of Rooster riding away, proud and alone (sadly, there's no [[RidingIntoTheSunset sunset]]).

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''True Grit'' is an 1968 Western novel by Charles Portis. Its main plot revolves around planter's daughter Mattie Ross, seeking revenge for her father's murder -- with the aid of a notorious marshal Rooster Cogburn -- "The meanest one, double-tough, knowing no fear" aging {{Badass}} badass drunkard -- and a younger Texas Ranger [=LaBoeuf=]. The plot is played straight, involving some chasing, some tracking, some humor, much shooting, saving the girl from a snake pit, one-to-four [[FinalBattle final showdown]] of Rooster against bandits and the final scene of Rooster riding away, proud and alone (sadly, there's no [[RidingIntoTheSunset sunset]]).
7th Nov '16 6:14:36 PM maxwellsilver
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* ReliablyUnreliableGuns: Mattie's Colt Dragoon (cartridge-converted Colt Walker in the 1969 film) misfires twice when [[spoiler:she shoots Chaney]]. The book explains that Rooster, while drunk, used it to shoot a rat, and Mattie insisted he reload the two fired cylinders, which he did using defective old caps from a box under his bed, and still drunk. However, Jeff Bridges doesn't shoot any rats, and John Wayne used his Colt Peacemaker, making the misfires a mystery and giving an unfair impression that Dragoons were unreliable.

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* ReliablyUnreliableGuns: Mattie's Colt Dragoon (cartridge-converted Colt Walker in the 1969 film) misfires twice when [[spoiler:she shoots Chaney]]. The book explains that Rooster, while drunk, used it to shoot a rat, and Mattie insisted he reload the two fired cylinders, which he did using defective old caps from a box under his bed, and still drunk. However, John Wayne used his Colt Peacemaker and Jeff Bridges doesn't shoot any rats, and John Wayne used his Colt Peacemaker, making the misfires a mystery and giving an unfair impression that Dragoons were unreliable.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: If you [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdAXjMj6mfU look closely at the final shootout]], you'll notice that the gang's doctor lives. He isn't mentioned afterwards, he and his horse are absent from long shots, and Rooster doesn't try to find him in order to treat Mattie after the snake bite.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: If you [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdAXjMj6mfU look closely at the final shootout]], you'll notice that the gang's doctor lives. He isn't mentioned afterwards, he and his horse are absent from long shots, and Rooster doesn't try to find him in order to treat Mattie after the snake bite.bite, but does mention an unnamed doctor would be miles away.
19th Oct '16 3:22:15 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* BoyishShortHair: Mattie, to suit her feistiness.




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* TokenMinority: Mexican Bob of Ned Pepper's gang.


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* AdaptationDyeJob: Mattie's hair is straw blonde in this film.
29th Sep '16 12:57:26 PM DrOO7
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* {{Bookends}}: The movie begins with young Mattie arriving into town by train, and ends with older Mattie doing the same thing.
24th Aug '16 2:01:10 PM Celebrim
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** The contrast between the tall granite snow covered peaks of the Rockies and High Sierras, and the actual weathered hills of the Ouachita Mountains, Boston, and Arbuckle mountains of Oklahoma and Arkansas is so extreme, this veers into TheMountainsOfIllinois territory. No, you can't actually go skiing in Oklahoma.

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** The contrast between the tall granite snow covered peaks of the Rockies and High Sierras, and the actual weathered hills of the Ouachita Mountains, Ouachita, Boston, and Arbuckle mountains of Oklahoma and Arkansas is so extreme, this veers into TheMountainsOfIllinois territory. No, you can't actually go skiing in Oklahoma.
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