(This will be the last True Grit post until Jeff or myself sees the film)
Paramount released two trailers for True Grit last week which is fairly unusual. The first teaser was a stunningly effective minimalist exercise in music and brief images. I’ve seen it at least ten times and marvel at its shot selections to give us just glimpses of the film, each more promising than the previous.
Then this weekend the second trailer was released. Not ‘bad’ per se, but fairly typical, mainstream. A revenge western with cooky Jeff Bridges as the grizzly bounty hunter. There’s zingers. Acts of violence. Damsel in distress. Guitar riffs followed up by Johnny Cash. Not saying the film looks worse, just not as promising as the first teaser suggested. We shall see December 25th what the movie really is.