After a long drive up to East Hampton, we settled down last night to a movie, and were treated with the Magnificent Seven made by John Sturges back in 1960. It is a movie about stuborness more than anything else. Hmmm …. just about right for my family.
But there is a deeper subplot here as well. The professional gunfighters who protect the village in the film lose their detachment and get caught up in the battle. Each has his own issue, but by refusing to walk away, they find redemption. Just as we do in life.
Redemption and context. These are powerful fistorical themes that pull us all forward. Seeking reemption, we look beyond the mediocre, find out talents, and even strive for genius.
The film is copied nearly frame for frame from Kurasawa’s 1954 film Seven Samurai, and here is a great image from the original
And an image from the Magnificent Seven
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