Saran Speaks

Saran Speaks: True Grit Review Part 2 TEST

After two horse-trading scenes in which Mattie outtalks the horse trader and drives him to distraction, the three set out into Indian Territory. Rooster and the ranger can’t get rid of Mattie so she comes along. And we embark on a glorious adventure not far removed from Huck Finn’s trip down the Mississippi, for this…

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Saran Speaks: Original “True Grit” TEST

This is a Test for Saran Speaks.  Original Column from here   There is a moment in “True Grit” when John Wayne and four or five bad guys confront each other across a mountain meadow. The situation is quite clear: Someone will have to back up or die. Director Henry Hathaway pulls his telephoto lens high up in…

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