Friday, September 2, 2011
This cover was a request from my mother, so how could I refuse? I was happy to do it though, because I am a big fan of John Wayne westerns. Sure they show their age, but Wayne had an onscreen presence the likes of which we rarely see anymore. I quite enjoyed the Coen Brother's remake of True Grit, but the original still holds up very well, mostly due to John Wayne's great cranky performance. Another favorite film of his is The Sons of Katie Elder. Who can forget the classic line, "I ain't gonna hit ya... the Hell I ain't!" right before he lays the smack down on George Kennedy? Great stuff.