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“Never Let Me Go” and “Inception” just got some serious competition for best cinematography. Can’t wait.
Uh, no. Inception shouldn’t even be in the competition, sorry if there was any confusion about that.
I’m not a huge fan of westerns, but this looks surprisingly great. Consider me excited.
Wow. Leave it to the masters.
amazing trailer (a shoe-in for best cinematography), i’ll definitely see this opening weekend!
Entertainment, confidence (maybe even enthusiasm); a movie that wants to be a movie with a few moments that might be art. Looks like a rewarding experience.
Let’s hope Deakins finally gets his due; 8 noms and nothing to show for it.
Looks great. Then again, what else would you expect?
This film as loser written all over it.
Another good-looking film from the Coens. It seemed that this was produced awfully quick. Wasn’t it just earlier this year they announced the casting for the daughter role after a nationwide search? Guess a good story doesn’t need a lot of post-production CGI after all.
still doesn’t look as good as the John Wayne version
great trailer. great cast. great cinematography. great storytellers. this is what separates the men from the boys.
imagine what garbage those hackmeisters brett ratner or michael bay would have done with the same material.
Coens. Bridges. Western. I’m there.
@Deakins — except perhaps eight films? Awards aren’t everything.
I love Jeff Bridges…but I’m sorry: the Duke’s performance is utter, utter perfection.
Heh. Duke vs. The Dude
John Wayne is a classic persona. He couldn’t act his way out of fuckin’ paper bag, but he did have heart, I’ll give him that. Bridges is 10x the actor Wayne was, so color me intrigued by this film.
The Dude abides.
The DUKE abides.
The Duke abides.
Coens. Bridges. Western. I’m there. Ditto
The soundtrack will be outstanding (that sounds like the Pearsall Sisters in the trailer),but there’s no way I’ll go see this.
A remake of ‘True Grit’? Do.Not.Want.
Did they not see the original? It cannot be improved upon.
It’s not a remake. It’s an actual adaptation of the Charles Portis novel, unlike the 1969 film.
Are audiences really going to turn out big for a western?? Cinematography looks great but my money is on Anthony Dod Mantle and Enrique Chediak for 127 HOURS or Adam Kimmel for NEVER LET ME GO.
There are just some sacred films that should not be remade in name or in any other way. True Grit is one such film.
The original True Grit was the only Oscar winning performance for the late great John Wayne and so should be left alone as a mark of respect for the greatest western star there has ever and will ever be.
It’s going to undermine the story a little bit when Rooster Cogburn orders a white Russian.
LOL! And when he starts looking for his stolen rug.
The novel by Charles Portis from which both films were made is told from the POV of Mattie Ross 28 years after the events depicted. The novel is plain spoken, humorous and harsh. Perfect for the Coens. They honor the Portis tale not The Duke’s spot on portrayal of one of the novel’s supporting characters.
If a trailer is to show some good stuff and get butts into a seat, I think it did it’s job. I’m there opening day as well!
Can’t beat a good western… and this looks like one! Can’t wait.
I think that this could maybe be significant, actually. Hopefully. I get a vibe from this trailer that the Coen Bros. are aiming for both the ‘legacy western’ audience and also the younger female demographic. (It looks like it has a very impressive female lead who has her own ‘true grit’, as well as Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Domhnall Gleeson…)
With any luck this movie might serve as a gateway film that will show some of the next generation just how sublime and vital the big screen western genre can be.
From what I’ve heard, it’s actually a faithful adaptation of the novel, rather than a remake of the classic film. And I’m hoping that’s true. The last true remake they did — “Ladykillers” — was abysmal.