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The Magnificent Seven Overview:

The Magnificent Seven (1960) was a Western - Adventure Film directed by John Sturges and produced by Walter Mirisch and John Sturges.

Academy Awards 1960 --- Ceremony Number 33 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionTakashi MatsuyamaNominated
Best Costume DesignKohei EzakiNominated
Best Music - ScoringElmer BernsteinNominated
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The Magnificent Seven (1960)

By Beatrice on Jan 14, 2017 From Flickers in Time

The Magnificent Seven Directed by John Sturges Written by William Roberts 1960/USA Mirisch Company/Alpha Productions/Alpha First viewing/Netflix rental Calvera: And? Vin: He said, “It seemed to be a good idea at the time.” This might be the most famous mainstream film I had never seen... Read full article


Review: The Magnificent Seven (1960)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 18, 2016 From 4 Star Films

?Nobody throws me my own guns and says ride on.?Nobody? ~ James Coburn as Britt People always resonate with stories of valor, honor, and bravery. It doesn’t matter if it?s a war, a samurai, or a western picture. Thus, Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai rather seamlessly became The Magnificen... Read full article


Review: The Magnificent Seven (1960)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 18, 2016 From 4 Star Films

?Nobody throws me my own guns and says ride on.?Nobody? ~ James Coburn as Britt People always resonate with stories of valor, honor, and bravery. It doesn’t matter if it?s a war film, a tale of samurai, or a western. Thus, Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai rather seamlessly became The Magni... Read full article


Will It Be As Magnificent As Its Predecessors? – Here’s The New Trailer For The Magnificent Seven

By Michael on Apr 22, 2016 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

Considering that the original was an adaptation of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, one of the things that I’m kind of curious about is how much credit will be given to that movie when it comes to this modern remake of John Sturges’s 1960 movie The Magnificent Seven. Another questio... Read full article


Book Review: The Making of "The Magnificent Seven"

By Rick29 on Jul 6, 2015 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

In his new book The Making of The Magnificent Seven: Behind the Scenes of the Pivotal Western, author Brian Hannan provides a fascinating look into how the 1959 Western classic reached the silver screen. He also makes a compelling argument that John Sturges' remake of Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai ... Read full article


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Old Man: You worry about yourself. Are you ready for him?
[refers to Calvera]
Old Man: What if he comes now, huh?
Vin: Reminds me of that fellow back home that fell off a ten story building.
Chris: What about him?
Vin: Well, as he was falling people on each floor kept hearing him say, "So far, so good." Tch... So far, so good!


[as the seven are about to leave the village]
Calvera: You'll do much better on the other side of the border. There you can steal cattle, hold up trains... all you have to face is sheriff, marshall. Once I rob a bank in Texas; your government get after me with a whole army... whole army! One little bank. Is clear the meaning: in Texas, only Texans can rob banks. Ha ha.
[they look at him in silence]
Calvera: Adios!


[Chris and Vin were just shot at, hitting the tip of Chris' cigar]
Vin: You elected?
Chris: Na. I got nominated real good.


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It never clearly shown just how many people each member of the Seven kill. However, if one were to look at clear cases on onscreen killings, Vin (Steve McQueen) has the most, while Harry (Brad Dexter) has no onscreen killings.
According to Eli Wallach's autobiography, Yul Brynner had a major problem with what he perceived as Steve McQueen's trying to upstage him. According to Wallach, McQueen would do things when on screen with Brynner to draw attention to his character. Examples were his shaking of the shotgun shells and taking off his hat to check the sun during the hearse scene and leaning off his horse to dip his hat in the river when the Seven cross into Mexico. Brynner was supposedly so worried about McQueen stealing his limelight in scenes that he hired an assistant to count the number of times McQueen touched his own hat when he Brynner was speaking.
George Peppard was first considered for the role of Vin.
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