True Grit Film Adaptation Analysis

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Charles Portis’s famous novel True grit published in 1968 was the basis of both the 1969 and the 2010 movie. The 2010 movie by the Coen Brothers covers a lot of stuff from the book, but I think they made the character Mattie a lot different then the book. In the book Mattie was a 14 teen year old girl who wasn't afraid of anything, and was not afraid to take revenge on her fathers killer Tom Chaney. Some of events in the movie made her look tough but the actor was too nice and cute to play Mattie. They also made her way more emotional than in the book. Even though they covered most of the events of the book I still don't like the way they made the movie.
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I like the Mattie in the book a lot more then in the movie.
In the movie they added some scenes to show how strong and determined Mattie was and how she is not a little girl. I did not like the scenes and I thought they made it a little confusing and I did not understand why they were added. In my opinion I would not add more stuff to a movie if was not in the book. I like movies that are a lot like the book because it shows what you imagined in your head as you were reading the book. An additional seen in the movie that showed a mystery guy hanging from a tree was confusing and I think had to reason to be in the movie it was not in the book and it made me confused. There was no value to having it in the movie. It does not show anything important so I think it was not needed. I think they should add more to the travel between rooster and Mattie traveling.
I was a little disappointed with her character in the movie to see a pretty young girl playing a role as Mattie. I just thought she did not fit the picture of Mattie. In the book Mattie had the determination to catch her dads killer Tom Chaney. Like the sense when she wants to hire Rooster to help find tom Chaney and she wont take his attitude towards her she stands her ground and persuades him to help her. In the...

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