Which is your favorite True Grit? - Page 2 - The Horse Forum

 9Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 23 Old 03-26-2013, 10:31 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: south of nowhere, north of nothing
Posts: 4,641
• Horses: 6
The Duuuuuuuuke!
PalominoBuck likes this.

*Insert something witty*
Roperchick is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 23 Old 03-27-2013, 07:07 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Northwest Florida
Posts: 4,303
• Horses: 4
I agree with the others about this remake being as good as the original in its own way. The fact that both directors stay so close to the type is a testament to how good the story is and had no need of changes for the times. Unlike the remake of Red Dawn being remade for the city folk to relate to. I watched a few minutes of it and stopped.

I am Second
Born Once, Die Twice. Born Twice, Die Once.
Roadyy is offline  
post #13 of 23 Old 03-27-2013, 07:41 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 155
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roadyy View Post
I agree with the others about this remake being as good as the original in its own way. The fact that both directors stay so close to the type is a testament to how good the story is and had no need of changes for the times. Unlike the remake of Red Dawn being remade for the city folk to relate to. I watched a few minutes of it and stopped.
Good point.
Posted via Mobile Device
PalominoBuck is offline  
post #14 of 23 Old 03-27-2013, 09:08 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
Posts: 8,808
• Horses: 4




John Wayne was 61 when he made the film. For the shootout scene, he was in the meadow alone at sunrise, going over how he would have to play it. There's some debate over who was really in the saddle for the jump, but most that I've seen say it was John Wayne, who wasn't real fond of horses, but who made an exception for THIS horse.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/True_Grit_%281969_film%29

"There goes Earl!"
bsms is offline  
post #15 of 23 Old 03-27-2013, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 155
• Horses: 1
Bsms, is it true that they gave him the horse after the movie was done?
Posted via Mobile Device
PalominoBuck is offline  
post #16 of 23 Old 03-27-2013, 10:26 AM
Started
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,824
• Horses: 0
Its John Wayne, come on. This is hands down for me.

This is what happens when you have democrats in office
wetrain17 is offline  
post #17 of 23 Old 03-27-2013, 10:39 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
Posts: 8,808
• Horses: 4
"In the final scene, Rooster has found a new horse. Kim Darby's character comments about the new horse. The marshal says that new horse can jump a four-rail fence.

And then with a sweep of his hat, John Wayne jumps his horse across the fence and the film ends with the horse and rider still in the air.

That was Dollor carrying the Duke, said Debra Keffeler of Midlothian, Texas. She's now the proud owner of Dollor.

She said John Wayne first rode the horse in that move when Dollor was just a 2-year-old. The horse then was owned by a California movie production company that furnished horses for John Wayne movies.

"The Duke had an exclusive contract with them that no one could ride Dollor but him," she said. "I think he liked the horse because their temperaments were a lot alike...

...But what he likes best of all is listening to the sounds in one of his old movies. Debra plays the old movies for him.

"He gets all excited when he hears the shooting and that voice," she said. "Then the ears get alert, and he's looking for John Wayne.""

Robert Wagner News: March 2005

More info here:

Texas Couple Tend John Wayne`s Horse To See That Fans Get Dollor`s Worth - Chicago Tribune

"There goes Earl!"
bsms is offline  
post #18 of 23 Old 03-27-2013, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 155
• Horses: 1
That is awesome.
Posted via Mobile Device
PalominoBuck is offline  
post #19 of 23 Old 03-30-2013, 05:27 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 824
• Horses: 0
I have only seen the second one but I quite liked it. The only part I didnt like was the rather fake horse they used in the river crossing scene, I guess that was done for safety but thought it could have been filmed using a real horse without being dangerous for the horse or rider. Loved the young actress in it, thought she was amazing.
kiwi79 is offline  
post #20 of 23 Old 03-30-2013, 05:29 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 155
• Horses: 1
The girl was amazing.
Posted via Mobile Device
PalominoBuck is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Your Favorite/Least Favorite Bits? ChipsAhoy Horse Tack and Equipment 20 07-16-2012 11:48 PM
Favorite/ Least favorite horse related smell. musicalmarie1 Horse Talk 41 12-29-2011 10:37 AM
Your favorite and least favorite bloodlines Waybueno Reining 8 08-08-2010 02:02 PM
Your favorite & least favorite saddle banoota Horse Tack and Equipment 43 11-06-2009 05:04 PM
Favorite/Least Favorite horse personalities sunburst Horse Talk 2 03-07-2008 11:07 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome