Today is the last day of the Kurosawa 11/15-11/22 Blogathon. This is our 9th film.
The Magnificent Seven was directly based on Kurosawa's Seven Samurai and follows it fairly closely. It stars Yul Brynner, James Coburn, Robert Vaughn, Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson. Eli Wallach plays the bad guy.
We had seen it before but wanted another look at it after watching its inspiration. This week with Kurosawa has been an eye-opener, as we were aware only that he directed the movie that inspired The Magnificent Seven. Now that we have been exposed to several of his movies we are more aware of his importance.
The Magnificent Seven is listed as one of the 30 great westerns at Images Journal.