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    The Magnificent Seven (United Artists, 1960). Lobby Card Set of 8 (11" X 14"). Remakes get a bad rap today, but when done as well as this Western, remakes can earn the classic status granted to their predecessors. Everything seems to work here: the legendary score by Elmer Bernstein; the cast, headed by Yul Brynner and the scene-stealing Steve McQueen; and the archetypal story of the oppressed rising up against their oppressors with the help of those outside the law. "The Seven Samurai," from which the story was taken, was itself a remake of sorts -- a recontextualization of the language of Hollywood Westerns into the structure of feudal Japan. These cards burn with a bright yellow background, and all of the colors remain vivid. Some cards have pinholes, but they otherwise look very clean; only the title card has a few stains in the image area, with a little tearing in the bottom left corner. Very Fine-.

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