A big screen remake of john sturges' classic western the magnificent seven, itself a remake of akira kurosawa's seven samurai seven gun men in the old west gradually come together. The magnificent seven is a 1960 american western film directed by john sturges it is a western-style remake based on akira kurosawa's 1954 japanese film seven samurai. The greatest movie ever made about warriors and battle is akira kurosawa's seven samurai, a 3 1/2-hour saga about a group of masterless samurai in the 17th century who hire on to protect a small.
The 1954 movie the seven samurai, directed by akira kurosawa, and its 1960 remake the magnificent seven, directed by john sturges have many similarities for example, the plot of both movies entails farmers hiring mercenaries to help fend off bandits t. The magnificent seven (1960) given the reins of a seven samurai remake, john sturges turned out his own modern western classic with the magnificent seven, a tale that re-imagines akira kurosawa's hired-swordsman masterpiece as a saga of guns-for-hire cowboys employed to defend a poor mexican farming town from eli wallach's ruthless bandit. One of the most popular westerns of all time, john sturges's the magnificent seven was based on akira kurosawa's 1954 epic the seven samurai (which was originally titled the magnificent seven and was, itself, a thematic descendant of the westerns of john ford. Magnificent seven 2016: we pit antoine fuqua's modern reckoning against john sturges' classic western (via akira kurosawa's seven samurai) who comes out on top.
From the paper: akira kurosawa's seven samurai (1954) and john sturges' the magnificent seven (1960) are a great example of how film can come full circle. The film is a remake of akira kurosawa's legendary seven samurai seven samurai is widely considered one of the greatest films of all time and it's also a personal favourite this means that i couldn't help but go into the magnificent seven with a high degree of skepticism and in all honesty, my expectations were fairly low. Akira kurosawa 1954 the magnificent seven john sturges 1960 vertigo hitchcock 1958 start studying film history learn vocabulary, terms, and more with. Some of the most famous westerns ever made were adaptations of samurai films: sturges' the magnificent seven was kurosawa's the seven samurai with gunslingers instead of ronin. The castthe magnificent seven, written by akira kurosawa, shinodou hashimoto and hideo oguni directed by mr kurosawa and produced by sojiro motoko for toho studios of japan, a columbia.
Made only six years after 1954's the seven samurai, john sturges' the magnificent seven is at the same time a classic american western and a faithful remake of the japanese original, leaving the. Seven samurai (1954), the story of farmers who hire a band of master swordsmen to rout the bandits tormenting their village, was remade in 1960 by john sturges as the magnificent seven. The magnificent seven had very little in common with kurosawa's seven samurai, except a poor attempt to mimic the plot line this is true with the current version as well what i would love to see is a japanese remake of seven samurai that stuck closely to the original in color and even longer than kurosawa's — maybe four hours or so. Although the film received only mixed reviews, john sturges got a rave from the one source that really mattered to him after seeing the picture, akira kurosawa was so impressed, he sent the american director a ceremonial sword as a gift yul brynner had a major say in casting decisions, including.
Six years after its release, seven samurai was successfully remade in hollywood as the magnificent seven - the first of three kurosawa pictures given the hollywood western treatment. A personal favorite of japanese director akira kurosawa, the seven samurai john sturges (the magnificent seven, john ford (a major influence on kurosawa's. The 1954 movie the seven samurai, directed by akira kurosawa, and its 1960 remake the magnificent seven, directed by john sturges have many similarities for example, the plot of both movies entails farmers hiring mercenaries to help fend off bandits that annually pillage their farms the two movies. It's nigh on impossible to pick between akira kurosawa's (the seven samurai, 1954) and john sturges' epicsbut what a pleasure it is trying to work it out. Adaptation distillation-- akira kurosawa was so pleased with the result, he gave the director, john sturges, a samurai sword adaptation expansion -- regarding calvera, given that the bandits' leader is given zero characterization in seven samurai , and only gets about five minutes of total screen time.
Seven samurai was remade in 1960 as an american western, john sturges's the magnificent seven seven samurai has been cited as the archetype for the now-common cinematic plot line in which a group of unlikely characters assemble and unite for the single purpose of carrying out a mission. I'm still preparing for that upcoming magnificent seven lambcast special (expect battle beyond the stars to crop up in a weekly post soon), and fortunately seven samurai - which i'm ashamed to say i'd never seen before today - also appears on all five of the lists i'm working through, so this is a prime opportunity to cross it off. Seven samurai's wiki: seven samurai (七人の侍, shichinin no samurai) is a 1954 japanese samurai adventure drama film co-written, edited, and directed by akira kurosawa the story takes place in 1586 during the sengoku period of japanese history.
A comparison of the seven samurai by akira kurosawa and the megnificent seven by john struges pages 1 the seven samurai, the magnificent seven, akira kurosawa. ☀the magnificent seven is a 1960 american western film directed by john sturges and starring charles bronson, yul brynner, horst buchholz, james coburn, brad dexter, steve mcqueen, robert vaughn, and eli wallach. Akira kurosawa: production director john sturges took seven samurai and adapted it to the is based on the plots of the magnificent seven and seven samurai.