DON & CATHARINE BRYAN
Inspire, Educate and Challenge
The Magnificent Seven (1960)
RC Kill Devil Hills Movies 10
1803 N Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC
All films at 4:00:00 PM
Enjoy these classics with an interlocutory discussion by ECSI Professor Christopher Palestrant
The Magnificent Seven, based on Akira Kurosawa's 1954 Japanese film Seven Samurai, is classic western myth—a gunslinger takes up the plight of the underdog against overwhelming odds. Poor Mexican farmers find Yul Brynner’s Chris Adams, a legendary gunslinger, and offer him all they have to come to their town and protect them from the ravages of the bandit Calvera, in what many consider Eli Wallach’s definitive film role.
The individual performances are iconic—perhaps none so much as James Coburn’s Britt. Fast, accurate and deadly with a knife, Coburn has almost no lines yet his character is one of the most memorable of the film.
What truly sets The Magnificent Seven apart, though, are the simultaneous journeys the audience and the magnificent seven take. As the characters’ back stories emerge, and the willingness of the villagers to fight for their land and dignity becomes ever more apparent, a sense of shared purpose, perhaps humanity emerges.
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