December 9, 2010

Jeff Bridges Deals Out Western and Virtual Retribution

This Christmas there are two movies starring Jeff Bridges coming out that have caught my attention. 

The first being ‘True Grit’.  A Coen brothers adaptation of the 1968 novel by Charles Portis (which was made into a film starring John Wayne in 1969).  The Coen’s are apparently referencing the novel a lot more than the previous film.  In any case they have assembled a stellar cast and I’m excited to see them venture into the tradition western genre after ‘No Country for Old Men’.

Technically we have reached the point where we can just about visualize anything in movies.  One of the ways to move forward is to add stylistic depth into what we visualize.  ‘Tron Legacy’ looks to do just that.  The original was pushed the limits on computer visuals in movies and I am excited that this sequel looks to do the same – albeit in a more subtle and artistic way.  And you can’t beat Lightcycles.

1 comment:

Brian said...

"True Grit" looks impressive. I'm a big fan of Westerns, so maybe I'll get to check it out. Although, unlikely to get to do that with Janelle...