The Making of The Magnificent Seven: Behind the Scenes of by Brian Hannan

By Brian Hannan

the tale at the back of The exceptional Seven might have been a film in itself. It had everything—actors’ strike, writers’ strike, Mexican executive interference and a row among the screenwriters that left one elimination his identify from the credit, all below the lingering gloom of post–McCarthy period Hollywood. A flop on free up, it later grew to become a field workplace hit.
This booklet tells the behind-the-scenes tale: how Yul Brynner grew to become the largest autonomous manufacturer in Hollywood; why John Sturges was once now not the 1st selection after Brynner surrendered the director’s chair; why Sturges surrender; the reality concerning the Mirisch corporation (producers); the main points of the film’s botched unlock and not going redemption; the production of Elmer Bernstein’s vintage ranking; and the way internecine struggling with avoided the making of the tv sequence in 1963.
Myths approximately Steve McQueen, his feud with Brynner and the scene-stealing antics of the solid are debunked. a detailed exam of a few of the screenplay drafts and the writers’ resource material—Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai—shows who wrote what. vast research of Sturges’ directorial paintings is provided.

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