True grit
(DVD)

Description
In fine Hollywood tradition, John Wayne had to play a "one-eyed fat man" before the Motion Picture Academy considered him worthy of an Oscar. In True Grit, Wayne plays grumpy, pot-bellied U.S. marshal "Rooster" Cogburn, hired by 14-year-old Mattie Ross (Kim Darby) to find Tom Chaney (Jeff Corey), who killed her father. The headstrong Mattie could have had her pick of lawmen, but selects the aging Cogburn because she believes he has "true grit" (she talks this way all through the picture, so be prepared). Also heading into Indian territory in search of Chaney is Texas Ranger La Boeuf (Glen Campbell), who wants to collect the reward placed on the fugitive's head for his earlier crimes. Complicating matters are Chaney's scurrilous cronies Ned Pepper (Robert Duvall), Quincy (Jeremy Slate), and Moon (Dennis Hopper), who have no qualms about killing a troublesome teenaged girl like Mattie. While the plot of True Grit, adapted (and streamlined) by Marguerite Roberts from the novel by Charles Portis, maintains audience interest throughout, the glue that truly holds this Western together is John Wayne, delivering one of his finest performances (though some believe he was better in She Wore a Yellow Ribbon). Wayne's casual charisma is infinitely more effective than the mannered method acting of Kim Darby and the floundering non -acting of poor Glen Campbell. And who could not love the climatic face-off between Duvall and company and John Wayne, whose "Fill your hand, you son of a bitch!" is not only a classic bit of dialogue, but the apotheosis of the Wayne mystique. In 1975, Wayne repeated his True Grit characterization opposite Katharine Hepburn in Rooster Cogburn, but the film failed to match its predecessor and the overall effect was blunted. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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Format:
DVD
Edition:
Special collector's ed.
Language:
English
ISBN:
1415727716
UPC:
883929305063

Notes

General Note
From the novel by Charles Portis.
General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1969.
General Note
Special features: Commentary by Jeb Rosebrook, Bob Boze Bell and J. Stuart Rosebrook; True writing; Working with the Duke; Aspen gold: the locations of True grit; The law and the lawless; theatrical trailer; previews of other films.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Lucien Ballard ; music score, Elmer Bernstein ; title song, Glen Campbell.
Participants/Performers
John Wayne, Glen Campbell, Kim Darby, Jeremy Slate, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper, Alfred Ryder, Strother Martin, Jeff Corey.
Description
U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn helps a headstrong young girl find the man who murdered her father in Native American territory and fled with the family savings. When Rooster's employer insists on accompanying the old gunfighter, sparks fly. The situation goes from troubled to disastrous when an inexperienced Texas Ranger joins the party.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: G.
System Details
DVD; Region 1, NTSC; widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital mono.
Language
English (Dolby 5.1, Dolby mono.) or French (Dolby mono.) dialogue, English subtitles; closed-captioned.
Awards
Academy Awards, USA, 1970: Oscar - Best Actor in a Leading Role (John Wayne).
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