“His pitch was pure. There was no meanness in him.”

Donna Tartt on the criminally overlooked Charles Portis.

You don’t know the name, do you? Well, he wrote True Grit, which has now been a film twice: once, as a vehicle for John Wayne, and then again 10 years ago by the Coens. The latter is far superior, probably for hewing much closer to the novel.

Also, Jeff Bridges is a far better actor than John “One Note” Wayne.

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