The Magnificent Seven – 1960 – English – Western
The Magnificent Seven – 1960 – English
Western film directed in 1960 by John Sturges, and starring Yul Brynner, Esteve McQuen, Charles Bronson, Eli Wallach, James Coburn, Horst Buchholz, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, Whit Bissell, Vladimir Sokoloff, Jorge Martínez de Hoyos, Enrique Lucero, Rosenda Monteros…
Synopsis: At first, The Magnificent Seven seems to be simple: good guys versus bad guys. As the story unfolds, the audience learns that not all good guys are good all the time, and that not all bad guys are bad all the time. There are many references to the duplicity of all men–how the “good” guys and “badd” guys are similar in many ways. It is the complicated human condition that makes the viewer empathize with both sides. In the end, each character gets what they deserve–in the big scheme of things. This is very satisfying viewing for the audience.
Watch this movie for still being entertaining and moving after forty-five years; for its strong individual characters by “tough guy” actors when they were young; for the amazing iconic score which captures the once free-spirit of the American West; for just being a good and satisfying movie.