Do you believe as I do that The Coen Brothers are very close to being the greatest living American filmmakers? Well hell, even if you don’t, you need to wrap your eyes around the trailer for their next film, True Grit. A re-adaptation of the same novel on which the 1969 film was based, True Grit starS Jeff Bridges in the role that landed John Wayne an Academy Award. The story follows a little girl’s quest to avenge her father’s death, and her relationship with the grizzled marshal she convinces to accompany her. Hailee Steinfeld, Matt Damon, and Josh Brolin also star.
No Country For Old Men is a western in virtually every sense of the word, and it’s also one of the best films of the last quarter century. Applying themselves to a fully-fledged period Western is incredibly exciting and I am both eager and frightened to see it. There simply is no movie I need to see more.
The teaser is brief, and rides completely on the unmatched power of Coen/Deakins photography. Add on a haunting children’s vocal piece (“Where No One Stands Alone” by The Peasall Sisters –thanks KungFuCornelius) and this just feels like another classic in the making.
I’ve included some high-res stills pulled from the Apple trailer, which you can click to enlarge below.
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