The Magnificent Seven (1960)

1960 The Mirisch Company/United Artists Produced and Directed by John Sturges Written by William Roberts Music by Elmer Bernstein Based on “Seven Samurai” directed by Akira Kurosawa Written by Akira Kurosawa/Shinobu Hashimoto/Hideo Oguni Much as I love the Internet I’m glad I grew up during a time when we didn’t have it. Because back then […]

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Death Wish

1974 Paramount Pictures/Columbia Pictures Directed by Michael Winner Produced by Dino De Laurentiis and Bobby Roberts Screenplay by Wendell Mayes Based on the novel “Death Wish” by Brian Garfield Considering how ridiculous and downright cartoonish the later movies in the series were, I can easily see how a recommendation of DEATH WISH would bring snickers […]

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Once Upon A Time In The West

1969 Paramount Pictures Directed by Sergio Leone Produced by Bino Cicogna Written by Dario Argento, Bernardo Bertolucci, Sergio Leone and Sergio Donatti Music by Ennio Morricone Three men wait a remote train station.  One man (Al Mulock) endlessly cracks his knuckles.  The second man (Woody Strode) stands underneath a leak in the water tower. Eventually […]

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Mr. Majestyk

1974 MGM/United Artists Produced by Walter Mirisch Directed by Richard Fleischer Written by Elmore Leonard I don’t think anybody will be surprised when I say that Charles Bronson is one of my favorite actors of the group that I call “Old Time Tough”.  I’m talking about guys like Lee Marvin, Burt Lancaster, Ernest Borgnine, Jim […]

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