My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai (1954) was the inspiration for M7 1960. Often regarded as one of the greatest films of all time – and the first “Action Film” “It has remained highly influential, often seen as one of the most “remade, reworked, referenced” films in cinema. (Wikipedia) Awards and nominations Venice Film Festival (1954) Winner – Silver …

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House of the Rising Sun / Heavy Young Heathens The CWF Charismometer: Test One Continued:  Measuring Star Power / Charisma / Casting Fuqua’s Folly? /  Formula “So far, so good.” – Vin In a lot of ways a re-make of M7 1960 was a no win scenario. Except of one way: Money. In this, Fuqua knew his formula of Denzel …

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I finally went and saw The Magnificent Seven (2016) the other night. I had initially said that I wouldn’t judge this movie by the original, but it raises so many issues surrounding modern Film Making – and Westerns that I couldn’t resist. “Justice has a number” – M7 (2016) tagline “Remakes? You probably shouldn’t go there.” – …

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Well … there’s gonna be lots of shooting and explosions … Release date = USA 23 September 2016.

Unless you’ve been under a log you’ve probably heard  about this Remake of The Magnificent Seven. | So we have our first Trailers. (brought to my attention by Tim Neath over at https://timneath.wordpress.com/) Thanks Tim! Have a look … Go ahead … say something. I dare ya.

Denzel Washington – the Magnificent Seven Equalizer ?? “Oh, hell. If that’s all that’s holding things up, I’ll drive the rig.” – Yul Brynner / The Magnificent Seven Wikipedia: September 14, 2015 “The Magnificent Seven is an upcoming American Western directed by Antoine Fuqua, a remake of the 1960 western film of the same name. The film …

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The Magnificent Seven: Denzel and Fuqua to Remake Classic By Point of Geekson September 10th, 2014 at 4:31pm http://moviepilot.com/posts/2014/09/11/the-magnificent-seven-denzel-and-fuqua-to-remake-classic-2262770?lt_source=external,manual One of the greatest westerns ever made, The Magnificent Seven, will be remade for the big-screen. The western which featured many of the biggest stars of its time, was actually a remake itself of Akira Kurosawa’s epic, Seven …

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The Magnificent Seven Official Soundtrack theme … Elmer Bernstein Posters Yul Brynner / Chris Yul Brynner as Chris “I’ve been offered a lot for my work, but never everything.” It’s said that the idea of (“An Americanization of the film, Seven Samurai (1954)”) to The Magnificent Seven, was Yul Brynner’s idea. In any case, it’s no secret who the Star …

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Britt (Coburn): “Nobody throws me my own guns and says run. Nobody.” From: The Playlist ‘Magnificent Seven’ Remake Continues With New Writer, But Loses Tom Cruise http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/magnificent-seven-remake-continues-with-new-writer-but-loses-tom-cruise-20131226?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter BY KEVIN JAGERNAUTH DECEMBER 26, 2013 10:00 AM MGM are leaving no stone unturned in their catalogue when it comes to remakes. With “Robocop” and “Poltergeist” on the way for …

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From:  By: Mike Parker Published: Sun, December 29, 201 http://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/films/450888/Tom-Cruise-shoots-down-Magnificent-Seven-remake Tom Cruise shoots down Magnificent Seven remake TOM CRUISE’s departure from a planned remake of the star-studded western has put the project back to square one HOLLYWOOD studio MGM has “called in the cavalry” to rescue a planned remake of classic 1960 western The Magnificent Seven …

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Cast Introduction: The New Magnificent Seven As they say: The atmosphere is electric. But I hate these tuxedo affairs. DAMN! I just spilt some wine on my boots. “Oh Hi Mickey” Rourke. … Everybody is here. OOP – The lights are going down … better get to my seat. _________________________________________________________ “Ladeeeez and Gentlemen!!!” … announces a disembodied …

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Casting Chico … Horst Buchholz Another tough Casting role … very tough. I wonder if people really appreciate the acting of Horst Buchholz in The Magnificent Seven? I doubt it. Here’s a young German actor who comes over here … and does a Mexican Hat Dance, a mock bullfight, handles the romance, the action, some comic …

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The Magnificent Seven … Casting Brad Dexter / Harry Luck Brad Dexter as Harry Luck The Magnificent Seven Let’s call it Luck … bad luck, because sadly, strangely, unfairly, movies often all boil down to that intangible element called Charisma. You either got it … or you don’t. The Magnificent Seven The proof is in …

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The Magnificent Seven … Casting Eli Wallach / Calvera “My first Western was called The Magnificent Seven.” ~ Eli Wallach Eli Herschel Wallach (born December 7, 1915) Eli Wallach is 97 years old. In his acting career Wallach appeared in approximately 90 films and 85 Television shows. “I never dreamed I would do Westerns.” ~ Eli …

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The Magnificent Seven … Casting Robert Vaughn / Lee For some reason i thought Robert Vaughn would be easy. Kevin Fraser casts Casey Affleck here. Possibly the best choice. Myself, I perceive Casey as being a bit … well … creepy. (As per, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007 starring Brad …

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There’s only a couple of the cast members of The Magnificent Seven that are easy to cast … and Charles Bronson ISN”T one of them. Bronson poses a casting problem in that he always seemed (to me) to be a man that had paid his dues (he had) and this seemed to shine through his …

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