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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Chico: Villages like this they make up a song about every big thing that happens. Sing them for years.
Chris Adams: You think it's worth it?
Chico: Don't you?
Chris Adams: It's only a matter of knowing how to shoot a gun. Nothing big about that.
Chico: Hey. How can you talk like this? Your gun has got you everything you have. Isn't that true? Hmm? Well, isn't that true?
Vin: Yeah, sure. Everything. After awhile you can call bartenders and faro dealers by their first name - maybe two hundred of 'em! Rented rooms you live in - five hundred! Meals you eat in hash houses - a thousand! Home - none! Wife - none! Kids... none! Prospects - zero. Suppose I left anything out?
Chris Adams: Yeah. Places you're tied down to - none. People with a hold on you - none. Men you step aside for - none.
Lee: Insults swallowed - none. Enemies - none.
Chris Adams: No enemies?
Lee: Alive.
Chico: Well. This is the kind of arithmetic I like.
Chris Adams: Yeah. So did I at your age.


Chris: [Chris has discovered Lee waiting for him in his room] Thought you were looking for the Johnson brothers?


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!


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Facts about

Yul Brynner was married on the set; the celebration used many of the same props as the fiesta scene.
Eli Wallach and Robert Vaughn are both killed in this film. In real life, however, they are the last surviving members of the main cast. Wallach is a fine example of irony, for although he played the villain and was older than almost all the other leads, he has outlived them all except Vaughn.
Yul Brynner had a major say in casting decisions, including the decision to cast Steve McQueen. He specifically requested that McQueen be cast as Vin Tanner. Brynner later regretted the move since he and McQueen developed a disastrous relationship on set.
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