Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
True Grit was never my favorite John Wayne vehicle, but I find it almost impossible to go back to the ’69 version of Charles Portis’ novel True Grit now that The Coens had their way with that story. Some people hate Wayne just on principal, but he was solid as always as Rooster Cogburn, I just happen to prefer what Jeff Bridges did with the role, but a lot of that could rest on Hailee Steinfeld’s shoulders because I actually bought the protector relationship between the two. Don’t get me started on Kim Darby’s overacting in the original…
But there’s no denying that Wayne’s True Grit was a big film, important for his legacy as an actor (his Oscar win, if nothing else) and a big hit when it came out.
So here’s Duke on set during filming of True Grit, courtesy of William Forsche. Click to enlargen.
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Tomorrow’s pic was trying to kill itself, not feed the damn fish.