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true grit

True resolve, determination, or strength of character. The film focuses on the true grit of a band of women who defied social norms in the late 1950s to become prominent figures in politics.
See also: grit, true

true grit

strength of character; stamina. informal
Grit in this colloquial sense originated in early 19th-century US English.
See also: grit, true
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It is just as that dear, good Professor Van Helsing said, he is true grit, and he improves under strain that would kill a weaker nature.
As young Mattie Ross, Steinfeld is on the screen in "True Grit" more than anyone else, is the appealing heart of the film, and should have been nominated in the Best Actress category.
With so many critics groups and awards shows doling out the kudos between December and February, it doesn't take a crystal ball to predict the Oscar winners, says MovieMantz BEST ACTOR THE NOMINEES: Javier Bardem (Biutiful), Jeff Bridges (True Grit), Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Colin Firth (The King's Speech), James Franco (127 Hours) THE BREAKDOWN: Colin Firth was nominated just last year for A Single Man, and he's won just about every other award so far this season, so that momentum should continue on the big night.
However, Javier Bardem (Biutiful), Jeff Bridges (True Grit), Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) and James Franco (127 Hours) will be hoping Bafta's voters decide to buck the trend by going for somebody else.
WESTERN TRUE GRIT (1hr 50 mins) Certificate: 15 Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Barry Pepper.
Western fans will recall the 1969 version of True Grit, which saw John Wayne win his one-and-only Oscar as Rooster.
Here's a look at the Coen brothers' new adaptation of True Grit.
Also nominated for best picture Tuesday were the psychosexual thriller "Black Swan;" the boxing drama "The Fighter;" the sci-fi blockbuster "Inception;" the lesbian-family tale "The Kids Are All Right;" the survival story "127 Hours;" the Facebook chronicle "The Social Network;" the animated smash "Toy Story 3;" the Western "True Grit;" and the Ozarks crime thriller "Winter's Bone."
This journey down memory lane is by way at arriving at John Wayne's Oscar-winning role as the reluctant hero Rooster Cogburn in director Henry Hathaway's 1969 classic "True Grit." The film was based, very closely, on Charles Portis' 1968 novel.
Summary: Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges returns to the big screen in a new Coen Brothers film adaptation, True Grit.
Jonathan Portis, who works in public relations at Acxiom Corp., received a couple of photo credits from the Wall Street Journal in recent days for a picture he took of his brother, Charles Portis, the Little Rock resident whose novels include "True Grit."
"Women of True Grit: Intimate, Informative, Inspirational" is a collection of anecdotes and stories as Edie Hand and Tina Savas share stories of countless women in very different walks of life telling their story of how they got to the top.
This was part of the inmate banter at a recent "True Grit" gathering celebrating the lives of elderly inmate veterans in this humanistic geriatric inmate program.
This is a very complex task indeed, but these women have excelled at mastering it, and because of their true grit many new leaders have emerged from our community ...
After going a goal behind, the Cali lads showed an excellent display of true grit and determination.