Twin Peaks Usenet Archive


Subject: Re: The Japanese Connection
From: boyajian@ruby.dec.com (Cisco's Buddy)
Date: 1990-11-07, 23:11
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks

In article <90308.085614KPURCELL@LIVERPOOL.AC.UK>, KPURCELL@LIVERPOOL.AC.UK writes...

} Which way did the rip off go for the:

} Seven Samurai == Magnificent Seven  ?

SAMURAI was first by about six years. 

I wouldn't classify THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN as a "rip off", though. John
Sturges never made any attempt to hide the fact that he was remaking
SEVEN SAMURAI. It's not like he was hoping no one would notice. Kurosawa's
film wasn't exactly a closet classic. Sturges was simply doing an
"Americanized remake" in the same vein as some more modern films such
as THREE MEN AND A CRADLE == THREE MEN AND A BABY or COUSIN, COUSINE ==
COUSINS.

In article <90309.140737ACPS7035@Ryerson.CA>, ACPS7035@Ryerson.CA writes...

} The seven sam's came first, and Boy there are a lot of similarities,
} such as the same lines used and every thing.

For a far more obvious remake, try watching YOJIMBO, followed by A FISTFUL
OF DOLLARS. The latter is a copy virtually down to the framing of the shots.

-- "Good thing you guys can't keep a secret." --- jayembee (Jerry Boyajian, DEC, "The Mill", Maynard, MA) UUCP: ...!decwrl!ruby.enet.dec.com!boyajian ARPA: boyajian%ruby.DEC@DECWRL.DEC.COM


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