This exhibition explores the similarities and differences between the 1969 and 2010 version of True Grit. Specifically, visitors see a comparison of character development, cinematography, screenplays, actors’ performances, costumes and much more. Film artifacts, costume components and props from both films, as well as photographs from both films, help exhibition goers understand the two True Grit films and the novel by the same name. The exhibition also recognizes the 50th anniversary of the 1969 film and the 10th anniversary of the 2010 film.
Also on display is John Wayne’s 1970 Academy Award for Best Actor, which he was awarded for his portrayal of Rooster Cogburn in True Grit.