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2nd May '16 12:33:25 AM Arivne
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* AdjectiveAnimalAlehouse: While talking with Mattie Ross about his past life, Rooster Cogburn mentions that he once bought an "eating place" (restaurant) called the Green Frog.
27th Mar '16 10:05:41 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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A second adaptation was released on December 22, 2010, directed by Creator/TheCoenBrothers. Staying [[TruerToTheText closer to the source material]], it places a greater emphasis on Mattie, played impressively by 14-year-old HaileeSteinfeld. JeffBridges as Rooster and Creator/MattDamon as [=LaBoeuf=] costar, with Creator/JoshBrolin as Tom Chaney. The film was nominated for ten UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s, but won none.

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A second adaptation was released on December 22, 2010, directed by Creator/TheCoenBrothers. Staying [[TruerToTheText closer to the source material]], it places a greater emphasis on Mattie, played impressively by 14-year-old HaileeSteinfeld. JeffBridges Creator/HaileeSteinfeld. Creator/JeffBridges as Rooster and Creator/MattDamon as [=LaBoeuf=] costar, with Creator/JoshBrolin as Tom Chaney. The film was nominated for ten UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s, but won none.


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* ItsPersonalWithTheDragon: Ned Pepper may be the gang's boss, but it's Tom Chaney that everybody's after.
22nd Jan '16 11:53:15 AM Hoyce
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** The bear cloak clad "dentist" they encounter has a beard that puts Rooster's to shame.
21st Jan '16 5:38:28 PM RushLimborg
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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 ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073636/ Rooster Cogburn]]'' (original release title ''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 as Rooster Cogburn. The movie had two sequels: 1975 ''Film/RoosterCogburn'' (original release title ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073636/ Rooster Cogburn]]'' (original release title ''Rooster Cogburn (... and the Lady)'', Lady)]]'', starring John Wayne and Creator/KatharineHepburn), and 1978 ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078422/ True Grit]]'' (made for TV, starring Warren Oates).
19th Dec '15 11:11:32 PM maxwellsilver
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* HumanResources: The dead body Rooster and Mattie find hung thirty feet up from a tree over the trail. After Mattie cuts it down, a passing Indian asks to take it with him - as Rooster puts it, "a dead body's gonna be worth something to someone." Later on they find out it ended up with [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment the Bear Man]], [[{{Squick}} who pulled out all its teeth but offered to trade the rest of it to them]].

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* HumanResources: The dead body Rooster and Mattie find hung thirty feet up from a tree over the trail. After Mattie cuts it down, a passing Indian asks to take it with him - as Rooster puts it, "a dead body's gonna be worth something to someone." Later on they find out it ended up with [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment the Bear Man]], [[{{Squick}} Man, who pulled out all its teeth but offered to trade the rest of it to them]].them.
14th Oct '15 3:45:32 AM Morgenthaler
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'''Rooster:''' ''[[PreAssKickingOneLiner Fill your hand, you son of a bitch!]]''

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'''Rooster:''' ''[[PreAssKickingOneLiner Fill ''Fill your hand, you son of a bitch!]]''
bitch!''
21st Sep '15 7:00:45 PM mlsmithca
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* BittersweetEnding: Or DownerEnding, depending on how you look at it. See DownerEnding.



* DownerEnding: While the climactic confrontation has a positive outcome, the conclusion set twenty-five years later reveals that [[spoiler:Mattie has lost an arm to snakebite and grown up into a caustic old maid with few or no friends, Cogburn died before they could meet again, and she hasn't heard from [=LaBoeuf=] since the shootout with Pepper's gang.]] Can be seen as a BittersweetEnding, depending on how content you may think Mattie is (in the original book, she's perfectly fine with things), or how bad you think things turned out. See BittersweetEnding.

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* DownerEnding: While the climactic confrontation has a positive outcome, the conclusion set twenty-five years later reveals that [[spoiler:Mattie has lost an arm to snakebite and grown up into a caustic old maid with few or no friends, Cogburn died before they could meet again, and she hasn't heard from [=LaBoeuf=] since the shootout with Pepper's gang.]] Can be seen as a BittersweetEnding, depending on how content you may think Mattie is (in the original book, she's perfectly fine with things), or how bad you think things turned out. See BittersweetEnding.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Mentioning that snakes are usually asleep at this time of year, and taking precautions anyway.
** JKSimmons [[TheCameo as Mattie's lawyer]] predicts that her headstrong ways will get her into a "tight corner."

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
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Mentioning that snakes are usually asleep at this time of year, and taking precautions anyway.
** JKSimmons Creator/JKSimmons [[TheCameo as Mattie's lawyer]] predicts that her headstrong ways will get her into a "tight corner."



* [[spoiler:TheHeroDies: Rooster himself at the end.]]

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* [[spoiler:TheHeroDies: Rooster TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:Rooster himself at the end.]]



* WaterIsDry: After Mattie has her horse swim across the river, she comes out and there is a shot of her looking at Rooster and [=LaBouef=]. She has a few drops falling from her hat, but her clothes are nowhere ''near'' as soaked as they were a moment ago.
* 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, him 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.
* WiseBeyondHerYears: Mattie, incredibly smart, stern and determined for her age. [[JustifiedTrope Makes sense]] because of all she's been through and her previous responsibilities. Yet the 2010 adaptation's dark tone at the end is a [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction of this]]- her insistence on getting her way, even through intimidation, may have been cute when she was a child but these traits did not serve her well during her adult years.

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* WaterIsDry: After Mattie has her horse swim across the river, she comes out and there is a shot of her looking at Rooster and [=LaBouef=].[=LaBoeuf=]. She has a few drops falling from her hat, but her clothes are nowhere ''near'' as soaked as they were a moment ago.
* 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, him 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.
* WiseBeyondHerYears: Mattie, incredibly smart, stern and determined for her age. [[JustifiedTrope Makes sense]] because of all she's been through and her previous responsibilities. Yet the 2010 adaptation's dark tone at the end is a [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction of this]]- this]] - her insistence on getting her way, even through intimidation, may have been cute when she was a child but these traits did not serve her well during her adult years.
21st Sep '15 6:54:28 PM mlsmithca
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* FinalBattle: (see above)
2nd Aug '15 11:47:38 AM maxwellsilver
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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: The novel and the 2010 film end at a Wild West Show run by former infamous criminals Cole Younger and Frank James (brother of Jesse), who would have been out of prison by this time. Older Mattie is quite respectful to Mr. Younger, but has a few choice words to say to Mr. James. Whether this is because of James' lack of courtesy to her-he does not stand up when she approaches him- or because he [[KarmaHoudini never served a sentence for his crimes]] (unlike Younger) is unclear.

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: The novel and the 2010 film end at a Wild West Show run by former infamous criminals Cole Younger and Frank James (brother of Jesse), who would have been out of prison by this time. Older Mattie is quite respectful to Mr. Younger, but has a few choice words to say to Mr. James. Whether this is because of James' lack of courtesy to her-he her -- he does not stand up when she approaches him- him -- or because he [[KarmaHoudini never served a sentence for his crimes]] (unlike Younger) is unclear.
2nd Aug '15 11:43:08 AM maxwellsilver
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* BadassGrandpa: Rooster must be closing on sixty by the time of the film, yet he still kicks ass with ease.

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* BadassGrandpa: Rooster must be closing on sixty by the time of the film, yet he still kicks ass with ease.ease (though the book describes him as being in his forties).
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