The Virgin Spring (1960) – Ingmar Bergman

Taking its inspiration from a centuries old ballad, as well as Kurosawa’s Rashomon and in turn inspiring Wes Craven’s revenge horror thriller, Last House on the Left, Ingmar Bergman’s The Virgin Spring comes up on the What Else to Watch list following my screening of The Seventh Seal. Dk Canada’s The Movie Book continues to…

The Magnificent Seven (1960) – John Sturges

That music, that cast… It’s no wonder that Sturges’ Americanisation of Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai is one of my all time favourite westerns, and the first recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of The Wild Bunch. Elmer Bernstein’s rousing and memorable score supports Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Eli…

Trailer Tracks: The Magnificent Seven (1960) – John Struges

One of those remakes that totally works! Based on Kurosawa’s fantastic Seven Samurai, the story was transplanted to the west, where a group of hired gunfighters, including Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn and James Coburn, are hired to fend off bandits. I don’t know about the song featured in the trailer though…  

Star Wars (1977) – George Lucas

  The 101 Sci-Fi movies from this point on will, for the majority be movies I’ve seen, and in a lot of cases probably own, but I’m looking forward to revisiting them as the list brings them to me. I’ve spoken about Star Wars on these pages before, the first time i saw it, my…

Fistful of Dollars (1964)

  Clint Eastwood. No matter what other films he makes, or made, He will be the man who will be forever remembered for revitalizing the Western genre, not once but twice. The second time, is my all time favorite western, Unforgiven (1992), and the first was a small low-budget film shot in Spain, known in…