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Snakes in Movies
Lizards in Movies
Turtles in Movies
Amphibians in Movies
Alligators and Crocodiles
in Movies
 
Snake Face
All Movie Snakes
Must Die!
All Movie Snakes
Want to Kill You!
Snake Bites
Snakes Used
as Weapons
Giant Monster Snakes with a Taste
for Human Flesh
Pet Snakes
Snakes Used
to Shock Us
Dancing With Snakes
Snake Charmers
Snake People
Snakes Used Realistically
Snakes Used for
Food or Medicine
Snake Fights
SnakeSexploitation
Throwing and
Whipping Snakes
 
Rattlesnakes
Cobras
Black Mambas
Boas, Pythons,
and Anacondas




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True Grit (2010)
 
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Some of these pictures and descriptions may give away plot details that you might not want to know before watching the film.
 
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"Punishment comes one way or another"

This is a re-make of the 1969 film. Again, the girl falls into a mine and sees a dead body. She pulls on the shirt of the body and sees snakes inside. We see a bunch of bad fake rattlesnakes crawl out from under the coat. One crawls around her neck and she throws it off. Another crawls up to her hand and just bites it without striking as if it was sampling some potato salad at a deli. Rooster Cogburn comes down into the mine and with four shots kills them all, cowboy style, then cuts x's on the bite holes on her hand and sucks. He rides his horse to death then carries her to a cabin for help and later we learn that her hand turned black and she lost her arm because of it. Again, despite the terrible CGI rattlesnakes, all this could have happened. But it makes me wonder why they didn't use at least some real snakes along with the fakes. They didn't even insert the standard close-up shot of a live rattlesnake, then switch back to the fakes. No matter, I actually prefer this version of the book to the John Wayne film.
 

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