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Great theme music from 1960 composed by the late and great Elmer Bernstein. This movie had an all star cast but my favorite was the bandit played by Eli Wallach.




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 09-08-2012, 11:36 AM
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A great Western but not my favorite. I have a inexpensive set from Walmart called The Magnificent Seven Collection. I didn't realize until I got it that there were 3 sequels all with different casts. Smile

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 09-08-2012, 12:09 PM
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Seven Samurai is better.

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 09-08-2012, 12:37 PM
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(09-08-2012, 12:09 PM)asharperrazor Wrote: Seven Samurai is better.

The Magnificent Seven was born out of Seven Samurai which was a really good movie although it was sub-titled for the Western world.

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 09-08-2012, 12:48 PM
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(09-08-2012, 12:37 PM)slantman Wrote:
(09-08-2012, 12:09 PM)asharperrazor Wrote: Seven Samurai is better.

The Magnificent Seven was born out of Seven Samurai which was a really good movie although it was sub-titled for the Western world.

Better subtitles than dubbing. I, too, preferred Seven Samurai to The Magnificent Seven, though I agree with you, Jerry. Eli Wallach was made for that part. Biggrin

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 09-08-2012, 01:37 PM
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(09-08-2012, 12:48 PM)freddy Wrote:
(09-08-2012, 12:37 PM)slantman Wrote:
(09-08-2012, 12:09 PM)asharperrazor Wrote: Seven Samurai is better.

The Magnificent Seven was born out of Seven Samurai which was a really good movie although it was sub-titled for the Western world.

Better subtitles than dubbing. I, too, preferred Seven Samurai to The Magnificent Seven, though I agree with you, Jerry. Eli Wallach was made for that part. Biggrin

Yes and yes.

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 09-09-2012, 05:09 AM
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Actually this thread was for the music not the actual movie.

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 09-09-2012, 07:58 AM
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(09-09-2012, 05:09 AM)slantman Wrote: Actually this thread was for the music not the actual movie.

I had to pause Pandora just to listen to this composition, simply outstanding! Jerry, correct me if I'm wrong but I believe Bernstein scored the entire movie. A truly remarkable piece of work.

I remember when this movie was first released to video. People would host Magnificent Seven parties where they would have all their friends over to watch the movie. Lots of fun.

If you took this music away from the movie it would fall flat on its face. The value of a great composition is immeasurable.

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 09-09-2012, 09:09 AM
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(09-09-2012, 05:09 AM)slantman Wrote: Actually this thread was for the music not the actual movie.

Okay, the score was better. Biggrin

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 09-09-2012, 10:12 AM
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(09-08-2012, 06:02 AM)slantman Wrote: Great theme music from 1960 composed by the late and great Elmer Bernstein. This movie had an all star cast but my favorite was the bandit played by Eli Wallach.

Personally, my favorite was Steve Mcqueen. The score is still one of the best.

Great movie.

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 09-09-2012, 10:32 AM
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Those were the days of great movie music. Lawrence of Arabia, Dr. Zhivago, Pink Panther....

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 09-09-2012, 10:58 AM
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(09-09-2012, 10:32 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote: Those were the days of great movie music. Lawrence of Arabia, Dr. Zhivago, Pink Panther....

I whole heartedly agree with you Johnny. Are we showing our age? Maybe.

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 09-09-2012, 01:20 PM
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Great movie and score!

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 09-10-2012, 10:28 AM
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I thought the whole cast was great in this movie and as has already been said, the music was fantastic.

Can anyone name what long running TV series used the opening of this music for the opening of their show?

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 09-10-2012, 10:37 AM
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(09-10-2012, 10:28 AM)Johnny Wrote: Can anyone name what long running TV series used the opening of this music for the opening of their show?

I don't know the answer to that one, but I know the theme was used in Marlboro cigarette ads on TV.

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 09-10-2012, 10:39 AM
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Clue, it has to do with a place in the south.

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 09-10-2012, 08:08 PM
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Dallas?

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 09-10-2012, 10:06 PM
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(09-10-2012, 08:08 PM)celestino Wrote: Dallas?

Correct, Dallas.

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 09-11-2012, 11:49 AM
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The music doesn't sound the same to me, Johnny. Since I never watched Dallas I had to get this from You Tube and playing this against the Magnificent Seven theme I felt they were totally different (with the Dallas theme being incredibly boring).




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 09-11-2012, 11:57 AM
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Freddy you are absolutely correct. I got my shows mixed up. The music was also used in one of the John Wayne movies.

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