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Analysis Of True Grit

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Mattie Ross, a headstrong and determined fourteen year-old girl, hires Rooster Cogburn, a filthy beer-bellied U.S. Marshal, to help her on her pursuit to find and capture Tom Chaney, the killer of Mattie's father. Set in the 19th century Old West and based upon the novel by Charles Portis, the film follows Mattie, Cogburn, and Texas Ranger LeBoeuf on their journey through the Indian Territory to find Chaney and bring him to justice. The film exploits numerous aspects of the American Old West. The people depicted in the film fit appropriately in western caricatures. A lot of the men are whiskey-drinking gun wielders who either enforce the law or evade it. Few women are depicted in the film, though the ones that are shown are innkeepers and maids who do not seem to make a sizeable impact on society. That is except for Mattie, who is viewed as a "Gal-Boy" due to her unrelenting and feisty attitude, despite her lack of interest in guns.
3. True Grit is adapted for the screen and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, whose previous works include Fargo, The Big Lebowski, and No Country for Old Men. It is also the second of two film adaptations of Charles Portis's novel, the other one having been released in 1969 and starring the legendary John Wayne as Rooster Cogburn. Both films received numerous Academy Award nominations at the time of their respective releases. The Coen brother's adaptation is said to be more painstakingly faithful to the novel than the 1969 film. The most
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