# Thursday, August 19, 2004

Elmer Bernstein passed away. He wrote several movie scores, including that of The Magnificent Seven, which has one of the best movie main themes ever.

If you're subscribed to Rhapsody, you can listen to the entire soundtrack of The Magnificent Seven. Start with the very first track (link only works for Rhapsody users!) and you'll know the theme when you hear it.

A side note: I'd never stopped to think about it before, but apparently The Magnificent Seven is an adaptation of the Japanese classic, Seven Samurai. And it makes total sense. If you've never seen Seven Samurai, you need to add that to your list of must-see movies too. It blows Tom Cruise's rather paltry samurai effort away ... though you need to read subtitles the whole way (160 minutes of movie!). It's on DVD, so you should be able to find it rather easily.

Post Author: Rico
Thursday, August 19, 2004 9:55:54 AM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00) 

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Thursday, August 19, 2004 2:05:42 PM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
Indeed, "The Magnificent Seven" is just that.

Rashômon (1950), Kumonosu jô (1957) [a.k.a Throne of Blood - remake of Macbeth], Yojimbo (1961) are great one's, too. Akira Kurosawa and Toshirô Mifune are an awesome, dare I say, lethal, combination.

Thursday, August 19, 2004 2:15:09 PM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
Oh, and Sanjuro (1962). The sequel to Yojimbo.
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