The Magnificent Seven
Rarely have so many charismatic actors been used in a film that feels quite as soulless as Antoine Fuqua’s update of The Magnificent Seven.
Q. In one of your comments on "Mulholland Falls," you asked why those four cops driving around in the Buick Skylark convertible are somehow "funny-looking." I can tell you why. It's because they're driving in a convertible at 100 mph with hats on -- and the hats DON'T FLY OFF. I wear a hat like theirs and it isn't easy to keep it on my head when the wind blows. My guess is that the art director fastened them on with a 12-penny nail hammered firmly through the crown and right into the actors' heads. This would explain quite a lot about "Mulholland Falls." (Rich Elias, Delaware, Ohio)
A. In my review, I said "the Hat Squad in their shiny Buick look like male action dolls out for a spin in "Toy Story." But I found this and other stylistic touches part of the movie's appeal. I gather that you disagree.
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