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Thursday, January 27, 2011

'Grit' too gritty?

Posted By on Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 10:59 PM

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Sure, sometimes the quickest way land an Oscar nomination is to throw on your goofiest accent and go to town. Big wheel awards don't help the audience understand what the hell you're saying, though.

Case in point: the new adaptation of Charles Portis' "True Grit," in which Jeff Bridges landed an Oscar nomination while speaking like he had a throat full of the title material. For those who don't speak Grizzled Marshal, here's a handy new video: True Grit with Sub-Titles.

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