Magnificent seven

Author: Louis Komzsik

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781490714011

Category: History

Page: 121

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In this easily readable volume, the author explains some of the reasons for our preference toward the number seven. He reviews its occurrences in our cultural, biological, chemical, physical, algebraic and geometrical world in an attempt to find the reasons behind them.
The Making of The Magnificent Seven

Author: Brian Hannan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476619101

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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The story behind The Magnificent Seven could have been a movie in itself. It had everything—actors’ strike, writers’ strike, Mexican government interference and a row between the screenwriters that left one removing his name from the credits, all under the lingering gloom of post–McCarthy era Hollywood. A flop on release, it later became a box office hit. This book tells the behind-the-scenes story: how Yul Brynner became the biggest independent producer in Hollywood; why John Sturges was not the first choice after Brynner surrendered the director’s chair; why Sturges quit; the truth about the Mirisch Company (producers); the details of the film’s botched release and unlikely redemption; the creation of Elmer Bernstein’s classic score; and how internecine fighting prevented the making of the television series in 1963. Myths about Steve McQueen, his feud with Brynner and the scene-stealing antics of the cast are debunked. A close examination of the various screenplay drafts and the writers’ source material—Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai—shows who wrote what. Extensive analysis of Sturges’ directorial work is provided.
Elmer Bernstein's The Magnificent Seven

Author: Mariana Whitmer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442281806

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 174

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The Magnificent Seven was a Western reimagining of the 1954 Japanese film Seven Samurai. Despite such stars as Steve McQueen, Yul Brynner, and Charles Bronson, the film was not terribly successful when it premiered. However, in the years since, the film has become recognized as a classic of the genre. And though the movie received only one Academy Award nomination, that honor was bestowed on Elmer Bernstein’s rousing score. Beyond the scope of the film, the score has permeated American culture: the music has been used in countless commercials and referenced on television shows like Cheers and The Simpsons. But what makes this score so memorable? Elmer Bernstein’s The Magnificent Seven: A Film Score Guide, Mariana Whitmer examines the creation and development of one of the most iconic soundtracks in the history of cinema. Whitmer explores the significance of the familiar score through a variety of lenses, first delving into the background of Elmer Bernstein and his emergence as one of the key composers of the Silver Age of film music. The author then traces Bernstein’s early musical endeavors and considers why he was attracted to “Americana” music, which particularly influenced his scoring of The Magnificent Seven. The book also summarizes Bernstein’s early Western scores, noting that although they are clearly in the mainstream of the genre’s musical style, they are also enhanced by Bernstein’s own distinctive touches. Elmer Bernstein’s The Magnificent Seven: A Film Score Guide will be of interest to cinema and music scholars in general, as well as to fans of film music and the work of one of Hollywood’s finest composers.
The Magnificent Seven

Author: John Turpin

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445611310

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

View: 393

A fascinating history of seven Victorian London cemeteries - 'works of art', created as much for the living as they were for the dead.
The Magnificent Seven

Author: Mary Beall

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 0739000977

Category: Music

Page: 52

View: 361

Introduce young singers to the music and lives of seven great composers. It's a songbook, a series of musical history lessons or a 20-minute unison program. Clever lyrics describing the composers' lives are set to their most famous melodies. Bios, portraits and reproducible activity sheets are included.
Kerri Strug and the Magnificent Seven (Totally True Adventures)

Author: Kaitlin Moore

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780553521764

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Can Kerri Strug help Team USA win Olympic gold? Discover an inspiring American gymnastics story with this unforgettable Totally True Adventure. In 1996, seven gymnasts—the Magnificent Seven—are America’s best chance to win its first team gold medal. Kerri Strug is one of them. After years of training, Kerri wants to do her best for the team. But the competition is tough—and full of surprises! Can Kerri help Team USA make history? This nonfiction chapter book makes an exciting moment in Olympic history accessible for younger readers and features illustrations, photographs, a glossary, Common Core connections, and additional Story Behind the Story facts. Perfect for readers of the I Survived and Who Was . . . ? series, Totally True Adventures are captivating nonfiction stories with not-to-be-missed bonus content.
The Girl With The Tiger Tattoo And The Magnificent Six

Author: Elina Salajeva

Publisher: Touchladybirdlucky Studios

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 266

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Seven identical girls are born the same day in different countries to different parents with only their eyes color to distinguish them from each other. Their parents realized that they all had strange tattoos on their back shoulder since birth. It turns out that they were all special and all had amazing magical powers. Strange incidents and happenings points to a more divine calling or was it?
Yul Brynner

Author: Michelangelo Capua

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786480351

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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Known as the bald cowboy in The Magnificent Seven and the sexy, charismatic male lead in The King and I, Yul Brynner was a Hollywood paragon of masculinity. Beyond his distinctive appearance and distinguished acting career was a life of intrigue and concocted tales surrounding his youth. Born Youl Bryner in Russia, he played gypsy guitar and worked as a trapeze clown until a severe injury motivated him to pursue his interest in theater. This biography takes readers through Brynner’s formative years in Russia, France and China and describes his journey from sweeping stages in Parisian theaters to a versatile career in theater, television and film, reaching a stardom that began and ended with the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I. With accounts of his personal and professional successes and failures, the book includes his four marriages, his numerous and notorious affairs with such stars as Judy Garland, Joan Crawford and Ingrid Bergman, and his 1985 death from lung cancer. A filmography details his movies and plays, and appendices outline his work in documentaries, music and soundtracks, radio programs and television.
Soundtracks

Author: Stewart R. Craggs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429777431

Category: Music

Page: 346

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First published in 1998, music scored for film has only relatively recently received the critical attention which it merits. Many composers in the twentieth century have written works for films or documentaries, a number feeling that this aspect of their output has been undervalued. This dictionary complements other studies which have appeared in recent years which look at the technical and theoretical issues concerned with film music composition. Arranged alphabetically by composer, the volume comprises over 500 entries covering all nationalities. Each entry includes very brief biographical information on the composer, followed by a list of the films (with dates) for which he or she has composed. Details of recordings are also given. The dictionary’s international coverage ensures that it will become a standard reference work for all those interested in the history of twentieth-century music and the development of film.
May the Armed Forces Be with You

Author: Stephen Dedman

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786497423

Category: History

Page: 251

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Science fiction and the United States military often inhabit the same imaginative space. Weapons technology has taken inspiration from science fiction, from the bazooka and the atomic bomb to weaponized lasers and drones. Star-spangled superheroes sold war bonds in comic books sent to GIs during World War II, and adorned the noses of bombers. The same superheroes now appear in big-budget movies made with military assistance, fighting evil in today's war zones. A missile shield of laser satellites--dreamed up by writers and embraced by the high command--is partially credited with ending the Cold War. Sci-fi themes and imagery are used to sell weapons programs, military service and wars to the public. Some science fiction creators have willingly cooperated with the military; others have been conscripted. Some have used the genre as a forum for protest. This book examines the relationship between the U.S. military and science fiction through more than 80 years of novels, comics, films and television series, including Captain America, Starship Troopers, The Twilight Zone, Dr. Strangelove, Star Trek, Iron Man, Bill the Galactic Hero, The Forever War, Star Wars, Aliens, Ender's Game, Space: Above and Beyond and Old Man's War.