What's the Difference between True Grit the Book and True Grit the Movie?

Drama

True Grit

75%
Released: 1964
Author: Portis, Charles

True Grit

25%
Released: 1969
Director: Hathaway, Henry
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In the Book In the Movie
Rooster Cogburn
Rooster Cogburn
Portrayed by: John Wayne
Mattie Ross
Mattie Ross
Portrayed by: Kim Darby
La Boeuf
La Boeuf
Portrayed by: Glen Campbell
Ned Pepper
Ned Pepper
Portrayed by: Robert Duvall
Tom Chaney
Tom Chaney
Portrayed by: Jeff Corey
True Grit Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   The book is entirely from Mattie's point of view. The film is also from Cogburn's point of view.
   Mattie is 14 years old and plain looking. Kim Darby is 22 years old and beautiful.
   The book is set in Arkansas. The movie was filmed in more mountainous regions of Colorado.
   Rooster Cogburn is in his 40's and missing an eye. John Wayne was 62 during filming and wore an eye patch.
   The book begins with Mattie talking about the death of her father at Tom Chaney's hands. The movie begins prior to the horse buying trip showing Mattie and her parents.
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