Just finished watching the 2010 Cohen Bros. version of True Grit. A couple of weekends ago I watched the 1969 John Wayne version. (I am not sure which is better.) So, I now want to have a son and name him Rooster Cogburn. Either that or legally change my own name to Rooster Cogburn.
Anyways, Westerns are something I never really have gotten in to. However, our Western mythology is pure American, and I (being a glutton for all things) want more more more more more.
I am perfectly willing to accept that True Grit, being superlative, has probably completely wrecked my appreciation curve, because it seems to me to be utter perfection: Alcoholism, guns, horses, untamed land, trains, Civil-War vets, more guns, Indian Territory, a Texas Ranger, men being hanged, a guy with an eye patch named Rooster [expletive] Cogburn, and of course, the quest for vengeance in its purest and most just form.
However, I am willing to entertain suggestions for other superlative Western novels or films (preferably the latter being streamable on Netflix).
So, friends, I turn to you. Please suggest some other Westerns I might enjoy.