releases like True Grit, the tradition of the western is
alive and well on DVD. Though it's not typical in elements of
its western style, particularly the stylized dialog delivery,
there's plenty of rollicking action, wide mountain vistas and an
The story is an oft-told tale shaped
injected with a freshness derived from character. Mattie
Ross is the non-nonsense daughter of rancher Frank Ross. When
her Dad is cut down by drunken ranch hand Tom Chaney, young Miss
Ross sets out to revenge her father's murder. She enlists the
aid of Deputy US Marshall Rooster Cogburn, a tough, hard
drinking loner, who has a reputation for getting his man any way
he can. A Texas Ranger, Le Boeff, joins forces with the paltry
posse to bring Chaney to justice. Between Chaney and the hangman
is none other than dirty desperado Ned Pepper. Guns misfire,
snakes bite, a stubborn old rider takes the bit between his
teeth and the Western landscapes looms beautifully in the
*Reader Michael Evans was kind enough to point out our error in originally crediting the music to Nelson Riddle.
The Feature Archive has articles ranging from Akira Kurosawa to Blonde Bimbos.
Click on the image above for a "dream interview" with director John Ford.
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Graphic Expectations is an excellent resource for large 47 x 63" French movie posters.
The Movie Poster Archive include extensive poster images from the films of stars like Susan Hayward, Kirk Douglas, Katharine Hepburn and many more. This month's featured star is John Wayne