Coming up on Saturday at the Described Movies: The Magnificent Seven and The Searchers

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From this Saturday at 12am Eastern, that’s 5pm Saturday in NZ, 3pm in Sydney and 4am in the UK, and repeated every four hours throughout the day, it’s the described movies The Magnificent Seven from 1960 and The Searchers from 1956.
The Magnificent Seven is a 1960 American Western film directed by John Sturges.
The screenplay by William Roberts is a remake – in an Old West –style – of Akira Kurosawa's 1954 Japanese film Seven Samurai (itself initially released in the United States as The Magnificent Seven).
The ensemble cast includes Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, James Coburn, and Horst Buchholz as a group of seven gunfighters and Eli Wallach as their main antagonist.
The seven title characters are hired to protect a small village in Mexico from a group of marauding bandits led by Wallach.
The film was released by United Artists on 12 October 1960.
It was both a critical and commercial success and has been appraised as one of the greatest films of the Western genre.
It spawned three sequels, a television series that aired from 1998 to 2000, and a 2016 film remake.
Elmer Bernstein's film score was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score and is listed on the American Film Institute's list of the top 25 American film scores.
In 2013, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
Directed by: John Sturges.
Screenplay by: William Roberts, Uncredited: Walter Bernstein, and Walter Newman.
Based on: Seven Samurai by Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, and Hideo Oguni (uncredited).
Produced by: John Sturges.
Starring: Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, Horst Buchholz, Brad Dexter, and James Coburn.
Cinematography: Charles Lang.
Edited by: Ferris Webster.
Music by: Elmer Bernstein.
Production Companies: The Mirisch Company, and Alpha Productions.
Distributed by: United Artists.
Release date: 12 October 1960.
File Length: 122 minutes.
Country: United States.
Language: English.
Budget: $2 million.
Box office: $9.75 million.
The Searchers is a 1956 American Technicolor VistaVision epic Western film directed by John Ford and written by Frank S. Nugent, based on the 1954 novel by Alan Le May.
It is set during the Texas-Native American wars, and stars John Wayne as a middle-aged Civil War veteran who spends years looking for his abducted niece ( Natalie Wood), accompanied by his adopted nephew Martin ( Jeffrey Hunter).
The film was a critical and commercial success.
Since its release, it has come to be considered a masterpiece and one of the greatest and most influential films ever made.
It was named the greatest American Western by the American Film Institute in 2008, and it placed 12th on the same organization's 2007 list of the 100 greatest American movies of all time.
Entertainment Weekly also named it the best Western.
The British Film Institute's Sight & Sound magazine ranked it as the seventh-best film of all time based on a 2012 international survey of film critics and in 2008, the French magazine Cahiers du Cinéma ranked The Searchers number 10 in their list of the 100 best films ever made.
In 1989, The Searchers was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress, and selected for preservation in its National Film Registry
; it was one of the first 25 films selected for the registry.
The Searchers was the first major film to have a purpose-filmed making-of, requested by John Ford.
It deals with most aspects of making the film, including preparation of the site, construction of props, and filming techniques.
Directed by: John Ford.
Screenplay by: Frank S. Nugent.
Based on: The Searchers by Alan Le May.
Starring: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond, and Natalie Wood.
Cinematography: Winton C. Hoch.
Edited by: Jack Murray.
Music by: Max Steiner.
Production company: C.V. Whitney Pictures.
Distributed by: Warner Bros.
Release date: 16 May 1956.
File Length: 113 minutes.
Country: United States.
Language: English.
Budget: $3.75 million.
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