(89) It is a funny thing to observe a cultural nod at another tradition that ends up outshining the source material. It’s even more entertaining when elements are drawn from that secondary interpretation to create a unique and spectacular work in the mode of the originator. Strange as it may sound, it was these exact circumstances which transpired to bring us The Magnificent Seven. This legendary remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai redefined the Western genre that had inspired Kurosawa and lead the way for Sergio Leone’s iconic “spaghetti” Westerns.
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