The first teasing glimpse of Joel and Ethan Coen’s True Grit has been belongated and extendified for your viewing pleasure. In a more action-oriented and less elegiac piece (with bonus Johnny Cash), this 2:29 version gives much more than a tiny peek at most of the main characters including Jeff Bridges as Rooster Cogburn and it should put to rest any foolish notions that his performance is anything like John Wayne’s or that the movie is anything like the 1969 film version.

If anything the trailer gives maybe too much of a peek. Even if you sampled the teaser, if you’re at all squirrelly about having too much of a movie revealed, you  might want to ride on by. Me? Ordinarily I totally avoid all things about all Coen movies until the first moment the opening credits roll, but this time I watched the crap out of it. Can’t wait.

via: Yahoo by way of The Playlist

7 Responses to “New True Grit trailer. Now with twice as much True Grit!”

  1. This has some good moments. The young girl seems fine. And I like the line, “Your eye.”

  2. As a note (and I’d mentioned this on my Twitter page), a lot of people don’t have the option of not seeing this trailer, presuming they see it like I did: in front of The Social Network.

    Don’t get me wrong: I was thrilled to get a full trailer and we were in the biggest theater in the multiplex, with great sound and picture, so it was pretty awesome (well, for Arizona). And, yeah, it was awesome. Can’t wait.

  3. You should’ve seen me with my eyes pinched shut and my fingers in my mouth making quiet humming sounds for the NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN trailer, Josh.

    Pierre, that line is directly from the book. And speaking of Matt Damon, he’s so going to own Glen Campbell who was terrible in the original, it’s not even funny.

  4. I’ve heard about people doing that (the guys on the /Filmcast have talked about it often), and that may be the dividing line for me: I’m just not going to do that. I appreciate why people do it, but…I don’t know, it’s just too much.

    And, though I can’t remember it well, I highly doubt the Old Men trailer ruined anything truly memorable about the movie.

  5. Oh I know it’s absurd. But there it is.

    I wasn’t worried about spoilers, but I wanted to have the movie be a completely fresh experience. Just because.

  6. It depends on your take of what constitutes a spoiler and what you like to see fresh versus what you like to see in advance. If I know I’m going to see a particular film come hell or high water, then seeing the trailer is a detriment to me. Almost all trailers these days give away way more than I would like. I’m avoiding this one because I already know the story, so why would I want the only new and exciting elements about this (the visuals and the performances) to be revealed in advance?

    I used to love watching trailers and would actively seek them out online, but then I had entire films spoiled by trailers or I’d seen the trailer for a particular film so many times that I could accurately infer large portions of the story. The Coen brothers typically cut very abstract teasers, but the studio only cares about selling tickets. I’m really happy I skipped the trailer for No Country for Old Men.

    Call me weird, but there it is.

  7. You can always watch it after you see the movie. Then it’ll literally be a trailer

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