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The Making of The Magnificent Seven: Behind the Scenes of the Pivotal Western by [Hannan, Brian]
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"Brian Hannan’s 288-page The Making of The Magnificent Seven undoubtedly succeeds as the definitive account of The Magnificent Seven‘s production and reception. The extensively researched book is at its best in detailing the film’s production history and release."  - Akiro Kurosawa Info, January 2016

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The story behind The Magnificent Seven could have been a movie in itself. It had everything--actors' strike, writers' strike, Mexican government interference and a row between the screenwriters that left one removing his name from the credits, all under the lingering gloom of post-McCarthy era Hollywood. A flop on release, it later became a box office hit.
This book tells the behind-the-scenes story: how Yul Brynner became the biggest independent producer in Hollywood; why John Sturges was not the first choice after Brynner surrendered the director's chair; why Sturges quit; the truth about the Mirisch Company (producers); the details of the film's botched release and unlikely redemption; the creation of Elmer Bernstein's classic score; and how internecine fighting prevented the making of the television series in 1963.
Myths about Steve McQueen, his feud with Brynner and the scene-stealing antics of the cast are debunked. A close examination of the various screenplay drafts and the writers' source material--Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai--shows who wrote what. Extensive analysis of Sturges' directorial work is provided.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 10226 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: McFarland (14 October 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00XQD1KW0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #486,548 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Bob Iannaccone
4.0 out of 5 starsA curious take on a classic
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4.0 out of 5 starsA must read for Magnificent Seven as well as film enthusiasts.
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