Magnificent Seven remake

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    Nobody wore pajamas in the 40’s?
     
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    Daniel Day Lewis has retired
     
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    Yes they did also in films of the 1940s EVERYONE wearing pajamas to go to the bed.
     
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    I record and watch every old western if I’ve never seen it before. I have about 6 on dvr. I found this obscure religious channel that also plays old westerns. Old white religious people must like westerns too. Anyways, I’m not religious but I like the channel

    I don’t think I saw this new 7 with Denzel. I’m sure it’ll be worth the wait. Lol. For cable tv that is.
     
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    Guys used to have real jobs and got discovered. I think McQueen got his masothelioma (sp?) from doing sand blasting.

    William Shatner is an accomplished horseman.

    Even Pierce Brosnan was a circus performer before becoming the cheesy actor we know him to be

    I think you get some credibility as an actor when you know who you are supposed to be portraying
     
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    Ward Bond a great character actor, also Slim Pickens and also Walter Brennan in many old Westerns and yes watching them they LOOK like they are IN the Old West Era.

    I look on Google to see who is in this remake of "The Magnificent Seven" and those I know Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke and Vincent D'Onofrio the others I have never even heard of in this film.

    Not seen "Open Range" but I like Robert Duvall in EVERYTHING, Kevin Costner is okay. Recent I watch "Unforgiven" made in 1992 and directed and starring Clint Eastwood also Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman and Richard Harris in this film, a Revisionist Western and excellent, I am not a great fan of Westerns in general but I like all with Clint Eastwood and he is in and directed in 1973 one of my favourite films "High Plains Drifter" which I think is a very good companion piece film to "Unforgiven"

    This the original trailer "High Plains Drifter"



    This the original trailer "Unforgiven"

     
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    Unforgiven, revisionist western???? WTF???? That movie's closer to authentic western portrayal than almost any previous Hollywood western.
     
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    I liked the remake but then again I don't attempt to compare remakes with the original because I know they're not going to be the same. I see them as what they are, two completely different films.
     
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    Well yes but "Unforgiven" is described as a Revisionist Western in that Sub Genre.
     
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    Its a very unglamourous view of the west. Miserable . dirty and a bit dark. I think you can call it revisionist compared to other westerns.Certainly westerns from the 50s and 60s. I am sure that it was pretty accurate in its portrayal.

    I think that Unforgiven is one of those films that everyone respects but doesnt take to their hearts. A bit like Apocalypse Now which was a brilliant series of set pieces but lacking a heart.

    If you compare Unforgiven to Open Range I would prefer Open Range because it has a heart.

    If that makes sense ?
     

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