Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Capital Celluloid - Day 271: Friday Sept 30

True Grit (Ethan & Joel Coen, 2010):
The Scoop, More London Riverside, South Bank between London and Tower Bridges, SE1 2DB, 7.30pm
OUTDOOR FREE SCREENING

It's going to be a balmy evening. An outdoor screening would appear to be just the ticket to enjoy the Indian summer. This is a a terrific reworking of True Grit, much closer to the novel than the John Wayne version from the 1960s.

Time Out review:

'The Coens have made a western that assumes a pleasing position  between stately and earthy. There’s plenty of black humour and the brothers don’t ignore the grim realities of danger and death, but this is no ‘The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada’. They scrimp on neither warmth nor wit. There’s love, too, for the values, language and landscape of the time, and as such it’s a fairly traditional film, as stressed by Carter Burwell’s quietly monumental and wistful score. It could be the Coens’ most straightforward film, but it’s also one of their best.' Dave Calhoun

Here is the trailer.

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