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Old 12-16-2010, 12:00 PM
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imo it appears we have a "3:10 To Yuma" situation-- where you had a classic original and a very well done remake.
this seems to be what has happened with "True Grit" from all the reports.
very rare indeed.
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i actually think the remake of 3:10 is better (no, not because of Bale's presence). i loved Mangold's style and though it seems that something's missing, it's an overall excellent film IMO.

i love the Coens, so my guess is i'll much prefer the remake to the original.

but yes, it's cool when you have great originals and great remakes together.
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:51 PM
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i actually think the remake of 3:10 is better (no, not because of Bale's presence). i loved Mangold's style and though it seems that something's missing, it's an overall excellent film IMO.

i love the Coens, so my guess is i'll much prefer the remake to the original.

but yes, it's cool when you have great originals and great remakes together.
Amen. You can never replace the '69 version because The Duke has no equal and it's a wholly entertaining western. But True Grit 2010 is brilliant. There are no misfires in it and Bridges' Cogburn is a perfect complement to Wayne's. They can both be appreciated for their excellence. I liken this to the way that Nicholson & Ledger both portrayed incredibly memorable versions of The Joker and both performances are loved and accepted by the masses. Bridges' peers certainly seem to approve of his turn as Cogburn: he earned a SAG nomination this morning which bodes well for a shot at another Oscar nomination.
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Amen. You can never replace the '69 version because The Duke has no equal and it's a wholly entertaining western. But True Grit 2010 is brilliant. There are no misfires in it and Bridges' Cogburn is a perfect complement to Wayne's. They can both be appreciated for their excellence. I liken this to the way that Nicholson & Ledger both portrayed incredibly memorable versions of The Joker and both performances are loved and accepted by the masses. Bridges' peers certainly seem to approve of his turn as Cogburn: he earned a SAG nomination this morning which bodes well for a shot at another Oscar nomination.
definitely. that's actually a relatively close comparision of both Jokers vs. both Cogburns as i think Wayne is similar to Nicholson and Ledger is closer to Bridges in terms of that IMO, the former two make their success off of more star power than overall talent whereas the latter two have done the opposite.

i'm looking forward to seeing Bridges' take in True Grit. i was pretty happy with his stellar performance in Crazy Heart and am glad that he does indeed have the amount of talent to rival the best of the craft today.
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Old 12-16-2010, 09:27 PM
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imo it appears we have a "3:10 To Yuma" situation-- where you had a classic original and a very well done remake.
this seems to be what has happened with "True Grit" from all the reports.
very rare indeed.
True Grit is 1 billion times better than 3:10 To Yuma.
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Old 12-18-2010, 01:56 AM
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True Grit is 1 billion times better than 3:10 To Yuma.
I disagree and think the original version of 3:10 To Yuma is approx 2.57432457892 billion times better than the original version of True Grit although the remake of 3:10 To Yuma is only 1.34257993211 times better.
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True Grit memories from the original stars--
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment...0,637096.story
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