I haven't seen The King's Speech, though I intend to. Debbie has seen it, and thought it was wonderful. I have seen the new version of True Grit, and it's OK, but it lacks the joie de vivre of the original. Oh, I know the new one is supposed to be truer to Charles Portis's novel. But being faithful to novels is not what the films based on novels are supposed to be about. If you want fidelity to the novel, read the novel. A film is an independent work of art and should be judged on its own terms, not the terms of the work on which it is based. Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train is far from faithful to Patricia Highsmith's novel, but it is one of Hitchcock's best films. The new True Grit seems longer than it is, because it is slower than it needs to be. The real difference between the new version and the original is a matter of tempo, and the original's tempo is better.