True Grit Movie Review Summary

Actors: John Wayne, Kim Darby, Glen Campbell, Jeff Corey, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper

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A girl in search of her father's killer hires the a marshall in the territory.
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Along with the a texas marshall, they track the killer and find that he's joined up with a band of outlaws. They catch up to the outlaws and the girl gets too eager and winds up being kidnapped by the outlaws. In the process of rescuing the girl the texas marshall gets killed.

With the girl out of harm's way, the other marshall decides to take the outlaws out by himself. He charges them, with his reins in his teeth, he fires with both hands. His horse gets shot out from under him, but he keeps fighting. He kills all of the outlaws and returns the girl home safely.
The review of this Movie prepared by Brandon Swenson

Mattie Ross (Darby), is a young, tomboyish woman in the Old West whose father was killed by an employee named Tom Chaney (Corey). She wants to hunt Chaney down, and searches for a man with "true grit" to help her. She finds him in Rooster Cogburn (Wayne), a mean, drunken, but fearless U.S. Marshal who wears an eyepatch over the eye he lost in the Civil War. A third party wants in: Texas Ranger Le Boeuf (Campbell), who seems primarily interested in collecting a bounty on the bad guys. Mattie doesn't like him, but he muscles into the team by cozying up to Cogburn, who has unfinished business with Le Boeuf's primary target, a cohort of Chaney's named Ned Pepper (Duvall), so the trio heads for the gorgeous Colorado high country after the bad guys. Based on the novel by Charles Portis, this 1969 film brought Wayne his one and only Oscar. At 62, he was a spring chicken compared to veteran director Henry Hathaway, who started shooting in 1932, had many Westerns such as "The Sons of Katie Elder" and segments of "How the West Was Won" to his credit, and was 71 when he did this film.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus

Script Analysis of True Grit

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 50%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Western    -   Yes Kind of western:    -   hunting down outlaws    -   rescue

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman    -   govt employee Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics    -   Super muscles! (man)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West    -   Southwest Prairie?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   None    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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