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Wednesday, 5 January 2011

The New York times shows True Grit

It's great that the new True Grit is putting the western back in the mainstream where it's always belonged - (This from the New York Times)

As “True Grit” shows signs of becoming the Oscar season’s first breakout hit, it is reviving a question that has long shadowed the Academy Awards: Does the audience get a vote?

Last weekend “True Grit,” written and directed by Ethan and Joel Coen, shocked Hollywood by burning up the box office. The sober western generated $24.4 million in North American theaters, just $1.3 million less than the holiday weekend’s No. 1 movie, the blatantly commercial “Little Fockers.” FULL STORY

2 comments:

Chap O'Keefe said...

From all I've read (favorable and unfavorable, from top critics and Joe Citizen IMDb reviewers alike), the Coens' "Grit" truly sounds like one I'm going to enjoy hugely ... especially for the flavor of its characterizations and the period dialog.

Davieboy said...

True Grit is True Great - it really has wonderful writing (epecially dialogue), as well as epic performances, a fine score and fab scenery. One to rinse and repeat....