Magnificent Seven Analysis

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What is an Author The Magnificent Seven is a retelling of Seven Samurai. Fistful of Dollars is an unofficial retelling of Yojimbo. In both instances, the two westerns are strikingly similar to the Japanese movies they are based on. Despite all the similarities, there probably aren’t too many people who tried watching Yojimbo and ended up accidently watching Fistful of Dollars. That’s because, looking at basic story elements, Sergio Leone was not able to create a perfect copy of Akira Kurosawa’s movie. It is nearly impossible for one person to tell a story the exact same way someone else has. There are too many stylistic choices, too many embellishments, too many little details, and too many pieces of personal flairs that change, and make, a story. Over a decade before a lawsuit existed between Kurosawa and Leone, Kurosawa’s Rashomon showed how stories change from person to person, or…show more content…
The wife’s story portrays her as a woman overcome by her emotions. She tells a story of mostly her crying on the ground out of shame and shock and fear. She claims to not know who killed her husband, but states she was mortified to find her dagger in her husband’s chest. After her testimony the Samurai, who is dead, testifies through a medium. The credibility of the medium is never taken into question showing that the credibility of the medium is about on par with the other two testimonies. The Samurai tells a story of great grief. The samurai is heartbroken after hearing his wife beg the bandit to kill him. After the samurai is freed from his bindings all he can do is cry. The Samurai soon does the one thing he believes to be honorable in his situation and kills himself. Towards the end of the movie the woodcutter tells a story about how the bandit was foolish and unskilled; the wife was not distraught, but instead wanted one of them dead; and the samurai was not sad, but angry, and died dishonorably begging for his
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