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The Magnificent Seven

Posted on 2010.03.10 at 08:00
Current Location: 75070
Current Music: Elfman - Alice in Wonderland

So I tricked my son into watching The Magnificent Seven with me by explaining to him that it was a remake of a ninja movie. Yes, that did the trick, and he loved it. He now sees the different characters in everyday life, and often points them out to me. His favorite was James Coburn's character, Britt.

Every day since, I've been obsessed with getting Westworld. I was close to my son's age when my own father introduced me to it. What a great show. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, it was a precursor to the Terminator franchise, with Yul Brynner portraying the unstoppable malfunctioned robot killing guests in the futuristic "Wild West" theme-park. Good stuff as I remember it.

Comments:


xx_adamo_mangie
xx_adamo_mangie at 2010-03-10 14:56 (UTC) (Link)
Bravo! You get the father of the year award- from me, anyways.
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-03-10 16:25 (UTC) (Link)
Yay!
This Is Me, Ten Sticks
lehah at 2010-03-10 16:24 (UTC) (Link)
Just don't see Futureworld.
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-03-10 16:25 (UTC) (Link)
Ooooh, yeah...even as I child I remember the "magic lost" with that one.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-03-11 02:30 (UTC) (Link)
But... that was some of Peter Fonda's best acting!!!
w_zimmerman
w_zimmerman at 2010-03-10 20:14 (UTC) (Link)
it's been years since I've seen Westworld but I recall enjoying it when young. I doubt it was high cinema or anything but a movie doesn't have to be to be fun

Western remakes of Kurosawa classics ftw :)
kat_rowe
kat_rowe at 2010-03-10 20:15 (UTC) (Link)
okay, so that was supposed to be me not, Will, lol. oopsies
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-03-11 02:01 (UTC) (Link)
HA HA! (Figured that one out on my own, I did!)
kat_rowe
kat_rowe at 2010-03-11 20:25 (UTC) (Link)
:D
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-03-11 02:38 (UTC) (Link)
title or description

http://www.amazon.com/Westworld-Yul-Brynner/dp/B00004VVND/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1268274665&sr=1-1

The only reason it is not in my collection, is that it is in that damn Warner Brothers stupid ass snap case. I've been waiting for them to re-release it again like they did The Omega Man and Soylent Green.




Edited at 2010-03-11 02:39 am (UTC)
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-03-11 20:38 (UTC) (Link)
I'll look for it on cable first. Just in case.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-03-11 23:24 (UTC) (Link)
It comes on the late late late movies!!!

I'm not going to pay $16.00 for a fecking snap case either!!!
irulan_amy at 2010-03-11 04:07 (UTC) (Link)
Somehow I have not watched The Magnificent Seven. :(
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-03-11 13:10 (UTC) (Link)
I just happen to be a big fan of Yul Brynner & Steve McQueen. For many, the idea of a Western turns them off.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2010-03-11 23:27 (UTC) (Link)
I love me some Yul Brynner!!! Don't smoke! I did and now I'm DYING!!! I love that public service announcement he did. It was so dramatic and totally in his fashion.
Samantha
thesweetestnote at 2010-03-12 21:18 (UTC) (Link)
I wonder if there is any biblical stories that may have been a precursor to an unstoppable malfunctioned robot killer? LOL ;P
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-03-15 12:09 (UTC) (Link)
I think Cain & Abel was a fairly accurate allegory of such.
Quicksilvermad
quicksilvermad at 2010-04-14 00:54 (UTC) (Link)
WIN! I love The Magnificent Seven. James Coburn, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Eli Wallach... Bernardo O'Reilly is my favorite character.

I can't find Westworld on DVD, but I'm pretty sure the used bookstore is a good place to find the VHS at least.

Hannibal Brooks is my Holy Grail of movies. I've seen it, I love it, but NO ONE has it...
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-04-14 02:27 (UTC) (Link)
So I'm reading William Shatner's autobiography, Up Till Now (its hysterical, BTW) and although nearly every-other paragraph is worth repeating, I'll give you this one since its on topic. He just got his first MOVIE ROLE adjacent Yul Brynner in The Brothers Karamazov...

"I played a minor role in the film; mostly my job was to stand in the background looking saintly. The problem with being saintly is that Yul Brynner kept kicking me in the pants. being new to the movie business I didn't know exactly what that meant. That's the entertainment industry, when someone kick s you in the pants its not just someone kicking you in the pants. It requires analysis: it might be a show of affection. I like you, therefor I can kick you in the pants to show it; or it might just as easily be a display of anger. I don't like you at all, so I'm going to kick you in your pants. Or it might even be a demonstration of power. I'm so important that I can kick another actor in the pants and no one will stop me. Or it might even simply be intended as a joke. We're all so serious and self-important here and what could be sillier than kicking someone int he pants?

...And I learned a very important that I have followed throughout my career: don't kick other actors in the pants."
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