Film Analysis True Grit

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Table of Content ...................................................................................................................................... 2 Film Viewing ............................................................................................................................................ 3 Film Information .................................................................................................................................. 3 Short Film Explanation ........................................................................................................................ 3 Film Comparison...................................................................................................................................... 5 Cinematographic similarities ............................................................................................................... 5 Cinematographic Differences .............................................................................................................. 6 Narration Similarities........................................................................................................................... 6 Narration Differences .......................................................................................................................... 7 Film History.............................................................................................................................................. 8

Film Viewing
Film Information
Title Director Release date Length Based on ‘True Grit’ Joel Coen & Ethan Coen December 22, 2010 111 minutes 1968 novel True Grit, and remake of the film True Grit of 1969

Short Film Explanation
True Grit is a film about a 14-year old girl, revenging the murder of her father. The girl; Mattie Ross, is the person in her family taking care of business. Her mother is drowning in grief, and can’t read or write. Therefore, Mattie is sent to collect her father’s body and arrange his financial affairs. While being there, she decides to look for someone to help her catch the killer of her father. After acquiring information on the deputy marshals up for the dangerous task, the killer; Tom Chaney (Josh Brolin) has already fled to Indian Territory, she picks the meanest. US Marshal Rooster Cogburn (Jeff Bridges). Full of unbelief, that a little girl would ask him to take on such a task, he does not believe Mattie has the money to show or it. Everything moves for money in the west, but Mattie has enough after arranging the financial affairs of her late father. Also in search of Tom Chaney is Taxes Ranger LeBoeuf (Matt Damon), for the murder of a Texas State Senator. The three eventually decide to team up. With Cogburns ruthlessness, the knowledge of Leboeuf and determination of Mattie, they set assail. After several altercations between the two man, they decide to split up. Till days later when LeBoeuf is caught in a sticky shootout, with Tom Chaney attached to a gang, Cogburn saves him, by shooting at the other men from a distance, hitting LeBoeuf in the meanwhile. The gang finds a way to escape. The three team up together again, about to give up the search, because the trail to Chaney went cold. LeBoeuf leaves once again. The next morning, Mattie gets water from a nearby lake, stumbling upon Tom Chaney. She tries to shoot, but misses, and she is catched by Chaney and brought to his gang. There she meets Lucky Ned Pepper, the leader of the gang. When he decides to leave for some business, he leaves Chaney and Mattie alone. Ordering Chaney to not touch to girl, or there will be no money for him. A soon as they leave, Chaney disobeys his orders and tries to strangle Mattie.

There LeBoeuf comes in again, and saves Mattie, for now. When the two look down on a valley, they see Cogburn on one side, and Lucky Ned Pepper, with three other gang members on the other side. One of the greatest shots in the entire film,...
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