Today starts Hamlette's and Quggiy's John Wayne Blogathon!
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True Grit (1969):
"They tell me you're a man with true grit."
When Mattie Ross's father was shot by a drunk worker, Tom Chaney for no reason, she sets out to find "Rooster" Cogburn to hire him to help her hunt Chaney down and get her revenge. The trio of Mattie Ross, "Rooster" Cogburn, and La Beouf, a Texas ranger, set out to find Chaney and "Lucky" Ned Pepper, on an adventure of true grit.
Costumes: 7, some of them are kind of dirty, but I like this one, it then is that red-pink color:
Script: 5, There are some bad words.
"He's a good guesser, I guess."
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Produced by: Hal B. Wallis
Based on: True Grit by Charles Portis, a 1968 novel, they got this one into a movie quickly!
John Wayne as "Rooster" Cogburn
Kim Darby as Mattie Ross "I'm partial to cold buttermilk."
Glen Cambell as La Beouf
Robert Duvall as Ned Pepper
Jeff Corey as Tom Chaney
Music: 7, The theme song gets you into the spirit of it!
Music by: Elmer Bernstein
"Don't you wash before you eat?"
"I'm not going to eat his hand."
Landscape: 9, Really lovely!
Storyline: 6, The storyline is an okay one, but there is violence, revenge, and disturbing images, because it is testing your "grit" and, oh boy! They do have some grit, especially for a fourteen year old girl, I wouldn't be able to! They-other movie people-rate it G, but I think it is more PG-13.
Notes: Pretty strong person to pull up sage brush. I think that the movie, Rooster Cogburn is the sequel. Check out Ekaterina's review for that here.
"What do you think?"
"I don't think you want to know what I think."
Overall Score: 7!
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Thank you so much Hamlette and Quiggy!
Thank you so much for reading everyone!