- Rooster Cogburn was not your typical John Wayne character
- The dialogue was unlike any western I have ever seen or read
- My Dad did not like Rooster Cogburn
I know I usually blog about sci-fi, fantasy, writing, zombies, etc. This movie though (and especially the book that spawned the film) impresses me because it is "different" in a very formulaic genre. I also work in some formulaic genres and I would love to find a voice that was different enough to be notable decades after I penned the words. I think in these cases , different (but familiar) is a very good place to be!