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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Quotes from

Chamlee: There's an element in town that objects.
Henry: Objects? Objects to what?
Chamlee: They say he isn't fit to be buried there.
Robert: What? In Boot Hill?
Henry: Why, there's nothing up there but murderous cutthroats and derelict old barflies, and if they ever felt exclusive brother, they're past it now.


Harry Luck: No tricks now, Chris.
Chris Adams: Harry! It's good to see you again.
Harry Luck: Chris.
Chris Adams: What are you doing in this dump?
Harry Luck: I heard you've got a contract open.
Chris Adams: Not for a high-stepper like you.
Harry Luck: A dollar bill always looks as big to me as a bedspread.


Henry: This man needs to be buried. And soon. He's not turning into any nosegay.


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Facts about

Body count: 55
Despite some credit listings, Natividad VacĂ­o plays Miguel, not Tomas, and John A. Alonzo (billed as John Alonso) plays Tomas, not Miguel.
It was Yul Brynner who approached producer Walter Mirisch with the idea of doing a Western adaptation of Akira Kurosawa's classic, Shichinin no samurai.
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