True Grit

The Mindful Bard: True Grit

Books, Music, and Film to Wake Up Your Muse and Help You Change the World
Wanda Waterman
Film: True Grit (2010)

When a social upheaval reaches an unnerving crescendo, those who must endure it often long for heroes who embody iron will and superlative physical and mental skills. Some of us dream of a Captain America, but I (and judging from the box office, many others) prefer to dream of a Mattie Ross. (read more)

Writers/Directors: Ethan and Joel Coen

Cast: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Barry Pepper, and Hailee Steinfeld

“MATTIE ROSS: I just spent last night at the undertaker’s, in the company of three corpses. I felt like Ezekiel. In the valley of the dry bones?

GRANDMA TURNER: Yes, well, God bless you.”

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