Ed….are you serious? He looks fuckin cool as hell. So is it a coincidence that you expressed your doubts using the exact same words that Jeff did when the first photo was released? Well, worn Schtick, yeah, right
No coincidence, Carl — there was never any doubt Bridges would hit hard in the role, and make it his own. As evidenced by the trailer, Bridges registers, and strongly. Love Jeff, can’t wait for Christmas Day.
Any man don’t wanna get killed better clear on out the back.
movie looks awesome!
Shouldn’t there be some kind of Truth in Advertising standard that would prevent a trailer from touting Matt Damon as an Academy Award Winner in a film for which he did not write the screenplay? It drives me nuts.
How is he not an Academy Award winner again?
Damon co-wrote the GWH screenplay with Affleck. And I cant wait to see this.
Looks great – can’t wait. Damon looks cool as well – definitely scruffier looking than Glen Campbell was in the original, that’s for damn sure.
Looks terrific. The Coens will have another feather in their cap, eliciting a strong child performance in the lead.
My only regret is that they get a role for Duvall. I’d love to see him under their direction.
This looks BEYOND AWESOME, but I’m not that taken with the music. Should’ve laid down some METAL or some ambient synth shit… I don’t care what’s period-appropriate, bluegrass and “roots music” ALWAYS sucks. Hell, even some Kenny Rogers would be more appropriate.
But HOLY SHIT is this going to rule. JOSH BROLIN has the greatest existence this side of Ben Affleck, Mark Wahlberg and Tom Cruise.
The girl is pretty cute!
So it’s Kick-Ass in the Old West, and with music from Lilith Fair?
^ Terrific. There goes this thread.
“My only regret is that they get a role for Duvall. I’d love to see him under their direction.”
Don’t know if that’ll ever happen. He hates the way they portrayed the South in O Brother.
“I don’t care what’s period-appropriate, bluegrass and “roots music” ALWAYS sucks.”
So, I guess they buried your soul the same place they did your hairline?
When I first glanced at your comment, I assumed you were heading toward an intelligent nitpick about the “Academy Award” trailer credits:
It’s not a common thing, but – it’s definitely annoying when someone is hyped as “Academy Award Winner” – when the category they won the award for has nothing to do with their role in the film being advertised. Damon won for writing, not acting. So, hyping him as “Academy Award winner” is arguably questionable.
The charge that he didn’t even write the GWH script in question is one that’s been around, but also disputed by the very writer (Goldman) who is popularly rumored to have written it.
For those who continue to insist that GWH is a scam of a screenplay – I ask, have you seen Affleck or Damon interviewed? Ever? They’re not just fashion models. They have plenty of smart things to say about a vast array of topics. Affleck, in particular, has more than held his own in debating national politics. Just Google some of his appearances on Chris Matthews’ show, where, unscripted, he showed a command of details of public policy debates that outstripped even veteran Senate members.
To suggest someone like Ashton Kutcher or Micheal Cera wrote a script of the caliber of GWH would indeed be laughable. But, just listen to Affleck or Damon talk (outside of public-relations/hype mode) for a given length of time, and, the notion that GWH is outside of their capabilities is ludicrous.
It’s possible they didn’t write it – where there’s smoke there’s often fire – but, the burden of proof is on the claim against them, and thus far, there’s nothing of substance to back it up.
I thought all the dude was saying was, yes, Damon won an Oscar, but not for acting. Seems pretty clear and legit. He wasn’t bagging on GWH.
Ponderer, my hairline is fine. I have a bald spot and thinness. Hairline is intact. Also don’t be a douche. Bluegrass sucks, folk sucks…. The only country that rules is when there’s a cute chick (Swifty, Underwood) or some bad-ass like Willie Nelson or Toby Keith. Otherwise it blows. That music in O BROTHER is some of the worst music I’ve ever heard in my life.
Also funny how everyone all pretends to LOVE the O BROTHER soundtrack, but otherwise never listened to that genre before or after. Can you IMAGINE putting that horrible shit on to try to get laid?
Rap, metal, country, and pop ONLY.
Love the Coens, but I don’t know, going by the trailer, this movie looks kinda boring to me.
All they do is hit a few beats from the original (the flat, worldly-wise narration of our spunky little heroine sandwiched in with the weary bad-ass Cogburn’s old-west-tude, plus a re-do of Wayne’s original two-fisted rifle assault) and drop the needle on the missing track from O Brother Where Art Thou.
I’m sure it’ll all be all dressed up with the super-smart and totally ironic pyrotechnics of our beloved director/brothers and featuring choice casting but… what’s the point? Are people that excited we’ve found a better actor than Glen Campbell?
Actually, now that I think about it, the music used to be the kind of stuff you’d hear on a dramatic episode of Xena.
@Kakihara – Do you have any sense of film art at all? Jesus.
“I don’t care what’s period-appropriate, bluegrass and ‘roots music’ ALWAYS sucks…Rap, metal, country, and pop ONLY.”
Actually, the man had no ear at all. But what did it matter? He adored my music, that was enough.
Well, hopefully he’s the live wire here cuz everything else seems right on the nose.
I’m not saying the film will ape the original Hathaway like Van Sant’s PSYCHO, but this trailer is really playing to a crowd that actually remembers and reveres the original True Grit. And times being what they are, that’s kinda odd.
This has bad ass all over it. And there’s going to be some ass kicking going on ( if it’s like the book- as they say it is )
20 seconds in I also had the name Roger Deakins poound me over the head. This is only a trailer and I was taken by the cinematography. He has to be the heads on favorite now. People are really buzzing about the lensing already and the movie hasn’t even come out !
And can you believe Deakins hasn’t even won an Oscar yet !?! For shame…
MOVIECHICK POWER SO HOT
There is so much texture in every Coen brothers film. You can feel, smell, and taste everything so clearly in almost every movie they’ve ever done. The frozen highways of Fargo … the lonely open spaces of No Country … the filthiness of the lone biker of the Apocalypse in Raising Arizona … these guys are just amazing filmmakers.
This trailer looks like they’ve done it again. However, I imagine we won’t see their patented POV shot of an onrushing highway in this one – for once.
LexG now impugning the dignity of American roots music is indicative of weak sauce trolling rather than the expression of a defensible opinion. His flame-baiting, for which I’m obviously a sucker, is in this instance so very lame it makes me want to KILL MYSELF.
Since the Oscars (and the Golden Globes and the Emmys and the Tonys, etc.) are first and foremost a marketing tool, I’m not sure why anyone would be surprised that they would be employed in this fashion.
The film looks good, but, yes, some of the scenes appear to be beat-for-beat from the original. And, like the original, I hate that stilted, formalistic way in which Mattie speaks. I’m sure it’s taken directly from the book, since it appears in both versions. I’ve never liked it, though.
Judging by some of the casting calls they’ve put out, it also appears they’re going to be more accurate as to Mattie’s fate than in the original. It will be interesting to see.
Yeah, looks like Deakins is bringing some The Assassination Of Jesse James magic to this one.
And nice The Searchers reference at the 1:00 mark.
I don’t think this looks funny at all.
How, exactly, is this trailer aimed at people who know and love the original? Nowhere does it refer to the original film at all, in fact it drives home the fact that it’s from the directors of NCFOM more than anything else. It just does a rundown of the cast and shows a few fleeting images. Pretty much exactly what all teaser trailers do. I suffered through the original film once and hated it just as I hated every John Wayne film i’ve ever seen. (no need to comment, I just don’t like the man) but i’m gonna be there for this one because of the Cohens, Bridges, Damon and the fact that these people always make interesting films. Always. And by the way, i’m not a fan of bluegrass music either, but it works in relation to this trailer.
I can’t wait till the inevitable film spoof “False Grit”
Looks absolutely great. But what’s with the bad-guy sound effect when Brolin turns around? “This man is EVIL, he omits a creepy sound when his mouth is open!”
“So it’s All the Pretty Horses meets Jonah Hex?”
“Can you IMAGINE putting that horrible shit on to try to get laid?”
“Rap, metal, country, and pop ONLY.”
If you put on rap or metal to try to get laid, that may explain some of your problems with the ladies.
I legitimately like bluegrass/roots music. O Brother just made me aware of the genre.
I love the song. Gives it a dramatic, ethereal mood.
I also agree with whoever up there said it’s a bit of a stretch to trumpet Matt Damon as an “Academy Award Winner” when his award was for writing. It’s like Fisher Stevens appearing in a film and being heralded as “Academy Award Winner” for that dolphin documentary. Technically it’s true, but an award-winning writer is not the same as an award-winning actor.
Damon’s been nominated for his acting, so they could just list him as such.
“Damon looks cool as well – definitely scruffier looking than Glen Campbell was in the original, that’s for damn sure.”
Yeah, I was worried that we’d see the same clean-cut, short-cropped Damon of recent years, but he looks pretty authentically rugged in this one. Glad to see him changing things up a bit.
People…the “two-fisted rifle assault” is IN THE BOOK. Stop claiming it in the name of John Wayne. It belongs to Rooster Cogburn. Yes there is a book, read it, it’s great.
Any who has EVER said “weak sauce” should be executed.
They should be SHOT.
Are we done picking nits? Jeeezus.
I’ll agree with Melville. It does look “great” but it doesn’t look fresh. Even Joel and Ethan have been sucked in to remake territory which is just a bit…meh. Though it is exciting to see Bridges working with the brothers again.
Bridges, Bridges, Bridges, yeah yeah yeah…
It’s all about BROLIN, the AWESOMEST DUDE IN THE WORLD. YOU WILL BOW.
Until BROLIN supports, gets behind, and co-stars in “Goonies 2: Further Down The West Coast”, he’s on my shit list. As a matter of fact, that goes for Astin as well. What the hell is he doing with his time? Exactly. Nothing. Rescue Ms. Plimpton from that awful show on Fox and make it happen.
Wait, Martha Plimpton still works???
Barry Pepper is in the movie as well. I think he plays one of the bad guys in Brolin’s outfit.
I know, I know. I was surprised to see her face on the promos as well. “Raising Hope”, the show is called. If the Coen brothers watch an episode, I hope they decide to sue. Though, Ms. Plimpton did pop up on “Fringe” on a guest spot near the end of last season. Good for her. Last time I saw her in Silverlake, she was looking quite hobo homeless. Or maybe it was hipster-ish. Eh, same thing.
>I don’t care what’s period-appropriate, bluegrass and “roots music” ALWAYS sucks.
Bluegrass is badass, man. Best thing about O Brother Where Art Thou was the soundtrack.
>So it’s Kick-Ass in the Old West, and with music from Lilith Fair?
Deez is parodying himself, right?
fugue: Not really. Also, why is whatserface dressed like Wednesday Addams?
I got a laugh out of this one…
” now that I think about it, the music used to be the kind of stuff you’d hear on a dramatic episode of Xena”
Dramatic Episode! As opposed to one of the other genres of Xena episodes that you love so much. Sometimes I wonder if you try to say embarassing shit like that, DZ, or if it just comes naturally.
I was a fan of the book who hated the original movie. Glen Campbell was to acting what a chain saw is to manicures. And Kim Darby was also chewing the scenery like a starving goat. John Wayne played the exact same kind of character the exact same way he’d played it a hundred times before; no problem with that but no great rush either. I always took my reaction as a lesson that there really is no accounting for taste. The rest of the world seemed to love it.
This, on the other hand, intrigues me. I’m just hoping there’s something in it about Facebook.
bents: “As opposed to one of the other genres of Xena episodes that you love so much. ”
So you’ve blocked out those musical specials, too, eh?
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