Coens casting for an unknown with true grit

Ok then. With production scheduled to begin on True Grit in Texas and New Mexico on March 20 (it’s not a remake goddamnit, it’s Joel and Ethan Coen’s re-adaptation of Charles Portis’ original novel) and with several of the major roles filled by the likes of Jeff Bridges (Rooster Cogburn), Matt Damon (La Boeuf) and (read…)

30 Years Ago: John Wayne

John Wayne died on June 11, 1979 at the age of 72. I was late in coming to understand how great he really was. Back then his acting style seemed corny to me and I didn’t care for his politics. I still don’t care for his politics, but they’re a lot better than what Conservatism (read…)

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