Monday, February 15, 2010

TRUE GRIT



Wonderful read. Wayne film bored the shit out of me when I was little. Who knows now, but won't bother. Looking forward to the Cohen Brother's re-make next winter. But a film cannot do this book justice, no matter what. Too much narration. Too much written humor and subtlety that couldn't make it into a film, can't translate it all. But they'll get what they can. I'm rooting.

But the book is a masterpiece. Period.

1 comment:

Quinn Davis said...

--- On Wed, 2/17/10, Joe Jack Davis wrote:


From: Joe Jack Davis
Subject: thanks
To: "Davis Quinn"
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 7:11 PM

Dear,
Just a quickie. Want to say thank you: received book via USPS. Saw movie. Still remember how J. Wayne looked with eye patch. Also a young brunette. Fun, revenge-filled yarn. I'll love the book. revenge is fulfilling. I'll let you know.



Quinn replied:

Revenge is fulfilling in concept. In reality it doesn't work like the books, like Monte Cristo. It ends up like Munich, where not only did hundreds of people die as a result of 7 assassinations/attempts, but the conflict continues today, resulting, for one (Palestine), in one of the worst humanitarian atrocities in the world today (next to Darfur, Myanmar, North Korea). The word "beget" sums it up.

There might be a semblance of justice felt in the hearts who get revenge, but it is at a major cost, every time. True Grit is no different.

"The violent delights, have violent ends." -W. Shakespeare

But yeah, they make great stories.

You're welcome.

Q.

 
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