The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven (1960)

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Corrected entry: Eli Wallach's character states a number of times he has 40 men. Assuming he is in addition to that, there should be 41, yet we see at least 44 die on screen. That does not count the ones shot at inside buildings when McQueen or Buchholz go charging through, or the one behind the window when McQueen is shot, or the ones that escape and ride away. This includes the 3 that spy on the town, 12 in the first shootout, and 29 in the big finale fight.

greydane

Correction: He's estimating, not stating the exact number of men he has. He doesn't have an exact count, and he doesn't even know all the faces of his men. Chico is able to infiltrate the group simply by putting on a different hat and a poncho. It's no different than a character saying someone is "6 feet tall" when in fact they are 6 foot 2; or saying that a town is "10 miles away" when it is in fact closer to 12 miles away. Based on the size of the group, Calvera estimates he has around 40 to 50 men, and simplifies it by saying he has "40 men."

BaconIsMyBFF

Corrected entry: During the opening scene, Calvera is drinking from a cup in his left hand. A few shots later, just as he finishes talking, it switches to his right hand.

Correction: "A few shots later" is more than enough time for him to change hands.

Corrected entry: When the first gunfight begins, everyone dives for cover while firing but Brynner is the only one who stands his ground and fires. Yet, in such an exposed position, none of the bandits shot him.

Correction: He wasn't hit but he was fired at. In the modern world, trained police officers in combat hit what they aim at only 12-15% of the time. It is entirely accurate to have a group of bandits unable to accurately shoot back at a person who is shooting at them.

Mobrien316

Corrected entry: When Brynner and McQueen are riding the funeral hearse and someone fires a gun at Brynner from a nearby building window, at first there's no noticeable change. Then, in the very next shot, Brynner's cigar is suddenly wrecked, supposedly from that single shot.

Correction: When the gun is fired, the view is from behind Yul Brynner and the cigar can't be seen. He doesn't flinch, but that is totally in character.

Bob Blumenfeld Premium member

Corrected entry: I find it very strange that none of the bandits recognized Buchholz when he went "undercover" and posed as one of them. They saw his face, he even spoke a few words, so why didn't they see at once that he was not one of them?

Correction: It was night at the encampment, and they were suspicious of him. He bluffed and pulled it off.

Bob Blumenfeld Premium member

Continuity mistake: When Horst Buchholz confronts the girl that was spying on him along the stream, her hair (braids) change position. When he first stops her and she begins to struggle and slapping him, he grabs her wrists. At first the shot is from behind her back and both braids are behind her. When the shot changes to face her over his shoulder one braid is on her chest.

greydane

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Trivia: "The Magnificent Seven" is a remake of the famous 1956 Kurosawa film "The Seven Samurai". It was surprisingly easy to translate the characters from Samurai to cowboys, because the myth of the old west is very similar to the myth of feudal Japan. Some would even argue that the cowboy myth was created from Japanese history.

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