Tuesday, 22 February 2011



Not too long ago I finally did something I hadn't done in about two years: I visited one of those big cinemas, the ones that screen the most recent movies. I had forgotten about so many things, such as all those previews, the sound in 'super' stereo, and how big the screens are... Well, it's good to step away from things in order to appreciate them more: it nearly felt as if it was my first time at the movies.
The film I went to see was the Coen brothers' True Grit, and I decidedly did not regret my choice. I am yet to see the John Wayne version so I cannot provide you with comparisons between both, but from what I've heard, the initial version was more of a family adventure movie while I found that the Coen version is closer to classic -Sergio Leone- westerns such as The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West.
If you haven't seen it yet, please do, I highly recommend it!

Il n'y a pas très longtemps, j'ai finalement fait quelque chose que je n'avais pas fait en deux ans: j'ai visité un de ces grands cinémas, un de ceux qui projettent les films les plus récents. J'avais oublié un grand nombre de choses, telles que les bandes-annonces, le son en 'super' stéréo, et la taille gigantesque de l'écran... Eh bien, il est bon de prendre un peu de recul par rapport à certaines choses afin de les apprécier davantage: c'était presque comme si c'était ma première fois au cinéma!
Je suis allée voir True Grit, des frères Coen, et je n'ai décidément pas regretté mon choix. Il me reste toujours à voir la version avec John Wayne, je ne peux donc pas vous fournir de comparaisons entre les deux. Néanmoins, d'après ce que j'ai entendu, la version initiale était plutôt du type film d'aventure familiale alors que j'ai trouvé que celle-ci était plus proche des westerns classiques -de Sergio Leone- tels que The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly et Once Upon a Time in the West.
Si vous ne l'avez pas encore vu, allez-y, je le recommande fortement!


  1. I've been eagerly awaiting the arrival of True Grit at the cinemas near me; over the years I've found that there are few Coen brothers movies I didn't enjoy. Your good review is adding to the excitement!

    I enjoy watching movies in theatres very much actually, and I always make an effort to.

  2. oh man...i am so behind...;)) i want to see coen,s true grit
    and do love the classic westerns...

  3. Ahhh I must! My brother went to see it and told me he really enjoyed it as well!


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