Which Iconic Film Best Captures the Spirit of Arkansas?
This film's storyline is so iconic, they remade it a few years ago.
Don't you just love film? It's storytelling at its finest. We see stories of the human race told on the big screen. We can be moved by these films, inspired to take action or simply leave with a smile on our faces. This happens most often with films that take place in our surroundings or really capture the spirit of our home.
Entertainment Weekly caught onto this concept.
The publication took at look at some iconic films in the history of cinematography and came up with the "United States of Movies." This list assigns a movie to each state. That movie is an embodiment of the state and "best captures the spirit and story of each state."
For Arkansas, it's True Grit... the 1969 original film.
Of course, they remade this film a few years ago. It actually launched the career of Hailee Steinfeld (pictured above). The original however, takes the care with a stellar cast. Come on, John Wayne and Kim Darby? Solid. It's a classic western of a young, headstrong teen and an old, cranky US Marshall looking for her father's killer.