The Magnificent Seven (1960) – 104

The Magnificant Seven (1960)

 

Welcome to today’s show, The Magnificent Seven (1960), my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follow the links to social media in the podcast show notes. So please subscribe when you are finished listening. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts.

Today’s movie is the western testosterone fest, with a grouping of some of the manliest men of all time, The Magnificent Seven (1960). The plot is very simple. Seven down on the luck American gunfighters go south to protect a Mexican village from bandits. The movie is a western adaptation of the Akira Kurosawa masterpiece Seven Samurai (1954).

On to the actors.

Actors

Today we have a lot of veterans.

Yul Brynner played super cool gunfighter, Chris Larabee Adams. Brynner was covered in Episode 68 – The Buccaneer (1958).

Charles Bronson was cast as gunfighter Bernardo O’Reilly, half Mexican/half Irish. Bronson was covered in Episode 17 – Hard … Continue reading

Battle of the Bulge (1965) – Episode 51

Battle of the Bulge (1965)

The Battle of the Bulge (1965) is a highly fictionalized account of the World War II battle. It features an ensemble cast of American and German actors. This movie is great afternoon entertainment.

Rough Script Battle of the Bulge (1965)

Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follows the links to social media in the podcast

show notes. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts.

Today’s movie is the second of two that pay tribute to the Americans that fought in the Battle of Bulge December 16 – 25, 1944, 71 years ago this month. The Movie covers the battle around Ambleve. This movie and tell highly fictionalized but entertaining version of the brave men that fought to stop the Nazi winter attack.

Today’s movie is Battle of the Bulge (1965). I’ll jump right in and start with the crew, many we have heard from before. The … Continue reading

Charles Bronson Bio

Charles Bronson in Hard Times (1975)

Charles Bronson was born in Pennsylvania to Lithuanian parents. As a result of his up bringing he could speak several languages fluently. He also worked in the coal mines where he was in a tunnel collapse resulting in a lifelong fear of closed spaces. This fear and his languages were integrated into his roles in The Great Escape (1963) and The Dirty Dozen (1967).

In 1943, Bronson joined the US Army Air Corp as an aerial gunner. He flew 25 combat mission before attending college on the GI Bill studying art. He was recommended to a director by one of art professor and debut in You’re in the Navy Now (1951). Until the early 60s he was given a lot of roles where he could show off his muscles by going shirtless.

His biggest break came when he was cast as a half Mexican/half Irish gunfighter Bernardo O’Reilly in The Magnificent Seven (1960). This was followed by the role of Danny Velinski, a tunnel rat in the start studded The … Continue reading

Hard Times (1975) – Episode 17

Hard Times (1975) features Charles Bronson as a bare-knuckle fighter in New Orleans during the Great Depression. This movie also features James Coburn and Strother Martin in what may be his strongest role.

Rough Script

Welcome to Episode 17. Continuing on the

Strother Martin line today’s subject is the 1975 movie Hard Times (1975).

Hard Times (1975) features Charles Bronson as Chaney a tuff as nails fighter with no background and very few words. In this entire movie, Bronson only speaks about 500 words. Bronson was around 53 when he took this role. The producers wanted a younger man and Jan-Michael Vincent was considered. However, Bronson was perfect for the role and was in great shape.

Bronson was born in Pennsylvania to Lithuanian parents. As a result of his upbringing he could speak several languages fluently. He also worked in the coal mines where he was in a tunnel collapse resulting in a lifelong fear of closed spaces. This fear and his languages were integrated into his … Continue reading