I'm planning on watching the John Wayne version soon. I'll probably end up reading the novel at this point. I fear that the more faithful ending of the Cohen Brothers movie (which I found to be perfect) will render the John Wayne version too soft. We shall see. I find myself talking about this movie a lot. I told my wife that most of the cast talks from the back of their throats like Jame Gumb. Then I did my impersonation of Jame Gumb reciting lines from True Grit. My Ted Levine voice, for some reason, creeps her out.