The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven

Review: A Mexican village is being terrorized by the bandit Calvera. They hire seven gunfighters to defend their homes.
Director: John Sturges
Actors: Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Eli Wallach, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter and James Coburn
Year: 1960
Genre: Action, Adventure, Classics, Drama and Western
Conclusion: 4/5
Just like The Great Escape this won no awards but has always remained a classic film. This film was a reworking of the Japanese classic Seven Samurai. I thought that the cinematography especially in this was amazing. The brass-led score by composer Elmer Bernstein was also incredible. Fantastic cast which must have been very well thought out. They all acted brilliantly. Yul Brynner cast Steve McQueen but later regretted it because they developed a disastrous relationship on the set. Just before Steve McQueen died they reconciled. At the time of this film there was an actors strike coming up. They only just selected and got the actors to agree just before the strike otherwise this film would not have got made. Apparently they are remaking this film and will be out next year (2017). It will cast Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke and Chris Pratt.  Film Critic Barry Norman produced a list in the Radio Times in 2012 of his 100 Greatest Films of all time and this was in his list.

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