Post by lintonbanana on Sept 12, 2008 23:54:17 GMT
The Specials seem a lot like The Magnificent 7.
This is considered one of the all-time great westerns: a real classic. I've seen a number of faster-moving and better westerns but few with a cast this good that's still entertaining.
I never get tired of seeing the stars in this movie. How often are actors like Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn and Eli Wallach boring.....or all in the same movie? Not too often. Throw in Robert Vaughn and Horst Buchholz and you have a memorable cast.
As "cool" as McQueen was in his day, in this film Brynner was the "coolest" guy. Just the intense look on his face with those piercing eyes and deep voice command attention whenever he's on screen. Meanwhile, nobody but nobody played a Mexican villain better than Wallach.
The "good guys" in this classic movie are all professional killers and show their human side by admitting their weaknesses and the emptiness of their profession.
Never get tired of it - beacuse when they all come together its an absolute classic!
Not seen seen any mention of the band playing in any of the national papers also, unless I've missed them - I thought this would have been big news. Was a good 2 page write up in the Coventry Telegraph by Pete Chambers but thats about all I've seen.