Movie Cup: SevenSamurai vs. TheGoodTheBad&TheUgly CLOSED

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Which acclaimed cult classic do you prefer?

Poll ended at Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:53 pm

Seven Samurai (1954, Akira Kurosawa)
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2%
Seven Samurai (1954, Akira Kurosawa)
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2%
Seven Samurai (1954, Akira Kurosawa)
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2%
Seven Samurai (1954, Akira Kurosawa)
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2%
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (1966, Sergio Leone)
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23%
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (1966, Sergio Leone)
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23%
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (1966, Sergio Leone)
14
23%
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (1966, Sergio Leone)
14
23%
 
Total votes : 60

Movie Cup: SevenSamurai vs. TheGoodTheBad&TheUgly CLOSED

Postby Luhks on Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:53 pm

Current Poll: A duel between two master directors, filled with international influences. Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa made a tremendous impact around the world with a number of classic samurai films (although he did work in other genres), mostly through collaborations with leading man Toshiro Mifune. The Eastern director Kurosawa's biggest inspiration was an American director, the great John Ford, namely his Westerns starring John Wayne. Kurosawa's 1950 film Rashomon almost singlehandedly led to the creation of the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Academy Awards. 1954's Seven Samurai is the most famous, and perhaps the greatest, film of his distinguished career, a sprawling and unforgettable action epic. Kurosawa's influence was felt not only in the East, but in the West as well, to such a degree that Hollywood re-made Seven Samurai as a big-budget Western, The Magnificent Seven in 1960. (George Lucas, among others, also drew heavily on the works of Ford and Kurosawa while making Star Wars.)

On another part of the globe, Italian filmmaker Sergio Leone was inspired by the work of Kurosawa to create his own vision of the American West, in what became its own sub-genre, the spaghetti Western. Essentially, Leone blatantly copied the earlier Kurosawa-Mifune samurai film Yojimbo, and converted it into a Western starring Clint Eastwood: A Fistful of Dollars (1964). The success of that film helped him make two spiritual sequels, For a Few Dollars More (1965) and The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (1966), now referred to as The Man With No Name Trilogy. The trio of Leone, Eastwood, and composer Ennio Morricone combined to create a distinctive style that has never been duplicated. The films of Sergio Leone, in turn, not only propelled Eastwood toward stardom, but also inspired many American directors, most notably Quentin Tarantino. Eastwood himself became a great director with his own prolific body of work, which (perhaps not coincidentally) invites many comparisons to John Ford. With Eastwood's postmodern masterpiece Unforgiven, the Western came full circle back to the United States, via Ford's revisionist Westerns, Kurosawa's Japanese samurai films, and Leone's spaghetti Westerns in Italy.


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Seven Samurai (1954)
Directed by: Akira Kurosawa
Written by: Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura
Academy Awards: 2 nominations, Best Art Direction, Costume Design
IMDB Ranking: #14; TSPDT Ranking: #9

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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (1966)
Directed by: Sergio Leone
Written by: Luciano Vincenzoni, Agenore Incorocci, Furio Scarpelli, and Sergio Leone
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef
IMDB Ranking: #4; TSPDT Ranking: #187

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Re: Ultimate Movie Cup: SevenSamurai vs. TheGoodTheBad&TheUgly

Postby Iceman on Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:57 pm

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

Clint Eastwood wins.
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Re: Ultimate Movie Cup: SevenSamurai vs. TheGoodTheBad&TheUgly

Postby b3rt4 on Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:58 pm

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.
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Re: Ultimate Movie Cup: SevenSamurai vs. TheGoodTheBad&TheUgly

Postby Finli Otego on Sat Sep 19, 2009 5:00 pm

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly.
Seven Samurai is a masterpiece, and without Kurosawa's work there arguably wouldn't have been TG,TB,ATU...but I just enjoy Leone's film more.

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Re: Ultimate Movie Cup: SevenSamurai vs. TheGoodTheBad&TheUgly

Postby Luhks on Sat Sep 19, 2009 5:09 pm

Seven Samurai gets my vote, but my favorite Kurosawa film is Rashomon, and my favorite Leone film is Once Upon a Time in the West.
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Re: Ultimate Movie Cup: SevenSamurai vs. TheGoodTheBad&TheUgly

Postby zeek on Sat Sep 19, 2009 5:37 pm

Iceman815 wrote:The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

Clint Eastwood wins.

Simple, concise and to the point.
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Re: Ultimate Movie Cup: SevenSamurai vs. TheGoodTheBad&TheUgly

Postby CaseyCasey87 on Sat Sep 19, 2009 5:46 pm

Good the bad and the ugly is in my all time top five. It wins :thumbup:
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Re: Ultimate Movie Cup: SevenSamurai vs. TheGoodTheBad&TheUgly

Postby mom on Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:16 pm

The good the bad and the ugly- Eastwood & Leone made westerns even a girl could love! :thumbup:
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Re: Ultimate Movie Cup: SevenSamurai vs. TheGoodTheBad&TheUgly

Postby Joshua on Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:51 pm

G,B+U

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Re: Ultimate Movie Cup: SevenSamurai vs. TheGoodTheBad&TheUgly

Postby dutchie on Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:20 pm

The Good the Bad and the Ugly, Sergio Leone is the man and his films all have amazing scores.
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Re: Ultimate Movie Cup: SevenSamurai vs. TheGoodTheBad&TheUgly

Postby Sandiwich11 on Sun Sep 20, 2009 6:08 pm

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
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Re: Ultimate Movie Cup: SevenSamurai vs. TheGoodTheBad&TheUgly

Postby Magic Box on Sun Sep 20, 2009 6:46 pm

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. I was very young when I first saw it, and it terrified me as it was I think my first "violent" film. :lol: I agree with you all above who said that Leone is the guy. And Morricone? Made of win!
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Re: Ultimate Movie Cup: SevenSamurai vs. TheGoodTheBad&TheUgly

Postby DharmaFlashes08 on Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:20 am

Good. Bad. Ugly. :D

The majority of Clint Eastwood movies are excellent.
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