“It is through art, and through art only, that we can realize our perfection; through art, and art only, that we can shield ourselves from the sordid perils of actual existence.”—The Critic as Artist (via wildeanwitticisms)
maybe it's just me, but it bothers me so much when people think the Coen Bros True Grit is a remake of John Wayne's True Grit. It's an adaptation of the book, not a remake. Like the review you just posted, the first line of the article says "Movie critic Dan Gagliasso doesn’t like the Coen brothers’ remake of the Henry Hathaway-John Wayne “True Grit.”" I couldn't even read passed that. I don't know, I just wish people got their facts straight before they started criticizing this movie for not "being as good as" or for not "living up to" the 1969 version.
Well, though I understand where you’re coming from, I would encourage you to finish the article as it brings up good points from the novel and from the Coen brothers’ filmography. I also got the feeling that the author was critiquing Gagliasso’s review as an erroneous comparison between film versions instead of the correct reading of films as adaptations of Portis’ novel. Worth a read.