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    03-26-2013, 10:31 PM
  #11
Green Broke
The Duuuuuuuuke!
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    03-27-2013, 07:07 AM
  #12
Green Broke
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.
     
    03-27-2013, 07:41 AM
  #13
Foal
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Originally Posted by Roadyy    
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.
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    03-27-2013, 09:08 AM
  #14
Trained




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
     
    03-27-2013, 09:53 AM
  #15
Foal
Bsms, is it true that they gave him the horse after the movie was done?
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    03-27-2013, 10:26 AM
  #16
Started
Its John Wayne, come on. This is hands down for me.
     
    03-27-2013, 10:39 AM
  #17
Trained
"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
     
    03-27-2013, 12:46 PM
  #18
Foal
That is awesome.
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    03-30-2013, 05:27 AM
  #19
Weanling
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.
     
    03-30-2013, 05:29 AM
  #20
Foal
The girl was amazing.
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