Monday, October 15, 2012
This is my favorite western film by far. I watched a lot of them growing up with my grandfather, and I remember going to the theater to see True Grit the day it came out. Hailee Steinfeld did a phenomenal job, especially considering her age. The end of the movie though, in my honest opinion, was terrible. However, I suppose it was realistic, and very much in characteristic of western movie endings. I at least hoped that the girl would stay with the men. I noticed a lot of close ups and extreme long shots throughout the film. The editors definitely used angles and lighting to visually portray the emotions of the characters. I thought the coloring was beautiful. Aside from the sad ending, this was a great movie.