The Magnificent Seven (1961)

magnificent seven

Saddle up, pardners; Marshall of our sister show Twin Cinema joins us this week to talk about the classic 1961 Western The Magnificent Seven! A remake of Akira Kurosawa’s seminal Seven Samurai, the John Sturges-helmed remake follows a ragtag group of outlaws (Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, James Coburn, and more) hired to defend a meek village from some evil Mexican banditos. Along the way, we share our custom cocktail and drinking rules!

(Thanks to our sponsor Field Notes as part of the Chicago Podcast Coop!)

THIS EPISODE'S DRINK:

magnificent seven cocktail

DRINKING RULES FOR THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN:

  1. Whenever there’s a long shot of a landscape or vista
  2. Any time you hear the word ‘corn’ or ‘maize’
  3. Every time a character sits down on something that is not a chair

FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:

Yul Brynner says, “Only  the farmers won. We lost. We always lose.”

Join us next week as we get comfortably numb with the psychedelic prog-rock art film Pink Floyd: The Wall!

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About Clint Worthington

Clint Worthington is a Chicago-based film/TV critic and podcaster. A member of the Chicago Film Critics Association, you can find his other film work at Consequence of Sound (where he is a Senior Staff Writer), Crooked Marquee, IndieWire and UPROXX. He is also the co-host of Nathan Rabin's Happy Cast.

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