magnificent seven spoilers - a rewatch with subtitles!
we find out some of the townspeople names - Phillip (who survived) and Gavin (who didn’t)
Preacher survives the fight at the end as well
the little boy at the beginning who Bogue calls up is named Anthony, his father is the one whom Goodnight calls “Schoolteacher” - he and his father both survive the battle
Bogue offers 20 dollars for each parcel of dust
The woman with the baby is named Leni, her husband Caleb was shot dead at the beginning of the movie by Bogue’s men
The one eyed guy at card table with Faraday is named Lucas
Sam wanted to order a shot of busthead but had to settle for a double
Daniel Harrison aka Powder Dan is the bartender who ran with an outlaw named July Bully who Sam killed
Sam was whispering/singing the following lyrics “bring them in, from the fields of sin, bring them in”
the people at the cards table thinks Sam is gonna kill Faraday for staying behind
Sam is a duly sworn warrant officer from Wichita, Kansas, also a licensed peace officer in Indian territories in Nebraska, Arkansas, and 7 other states
The two men holding Faraday at gun point were brothers Earl and Dicky - Earl was known as Wild Bill and also The Two Gun Kid - they believed Faraday cheated them out of 50 dollars in a card game 3 days past in Virginia City
The town had about 40 men - farmers, not fighters
Faraday’s horse is a stallion named Jack
Faraday refers to Bogue as “Bart Bogue, the robber baron”
Goodnight is a Cajun
Vasquez is wanted for killing a ranger, the reward for his capture or death is 500 dollars (quite a hefty price back in the days)
Sam seems to keep track of Goodnight’s movements or else he wouldn’t have just magically known that Goodnight would be at Volcano Springs - which means the two keeps some form of contact
The man Billy is fighting is named Arcade, and the referee of the fight is named Eddy
Goodnight was serving a warrant on Billy for the Northern Pacific Railroad - found Billy in a redneck saloon in Texas and watched in awe as Billy took on a whole room bare-knuckled (basically he had a “oh no he’s hot” moment)
Faraday suggests they spend half a day drinking
Goodnight and Sam greets each other very warmly, implying again they do see each other often enough to form a closeness, not to mention a familiar greeting style - Goody: “sight to see you with the storm on our backs.” - Sam: “rain ain’t nothing but wet.” - “Goody: “what we lose in the fire.” - Sam: “we will find in the ashes.”
Sam and Goodnight doesn’t just hug - Sam also tugs very affectionately on Goodnight’s hat
Goodnight refers to the group as “me in my grey, Chisolm my blue, Billy a mysterious man of the Orient, drunk Irishman, a texican, a lady and her gentleman caller”
Goodnight’s grandfather died at the Alamo in 1836 during the Texas Revolution - “New Orlean Greys, long barracks, bayonets, blood, teeth”
Vasquez’s grandfather was one of those “devils” that was in active service during the Texas Revolution - Toluca Battalion - hence Vasquez commenting “hey, maybe my grandfather killed your grandfather”
Jack Horne was a legend, known for killing 300 Native Americans
Horne and Sam met up in Cheyenne about 6 years ago before the events of the movie, which would have been the year 1873
When Vasquez says he doesn’t trust anyone who would bury their dead above the ground, Goodnight comments “don’t call the alligator big mouth til you cross the river"
When everyone is awake by the campfire at night - Vasquez is the only one sleeping (i relate to this so much, nap is important)
Goodnight joins Sam and says to him “we have heard the chimes at midnight have we not?”
Goodnight asks Sam what they get out of this fight, a little cash money or diamonds? Sam afffectionately comments “you ain’t changed” - further showing that the show has a very established history and fondness for each other
Goodnight comments that Emma is about same age that Sam’s sister would have been if she had lived
Red Harvest states his elders told him he has a different path
Sam lies that Billy is his manservant, that he saved Billy’s life in Shanghai so Billy owes him a debt of honor and the like
Sam calls Blackstone Detective Agents “cowards, union busting, back shooting homesteaders and women”
Faraday and Vasquez shoot back to back
Horne at one point dodges bullets so gracefully and agile that it’s like he knows ballet or the quick step
Billy covers for Goodnight, saying that his gun was jammed - Faraday clearly doesn’t believe it
Billy gets 5 of Bogue’s men, Faraday at first says he got 6, but after Vasquez says he has 6 too, Faraday changes his count to 7
Vasquez calls Faraday “guero” - the spanish slang term for a fair skinned or light haired person
Sam’s home is Lincoln, Kansas
Gavin is the owner of the Elysium Hotel where the seven stashes their dynamite boxes
the town has only 7 days to prepare
Horne likes beans!
“Fame is a sarcophagus” - Goodnight says
Red Harvest comments that white men’s food is for dogs in his native tongue, to which Horne asks Sam what he’s saying and Sam jokes that Red Harvest is asking Horne to “kindly stop staring at his hairline” to which Horne replies “as soon as he stops licking his lips over mine” - casual racism of the time period
Faraday, when he’s checking everyone’s guns at the line asks “who here fought in the war of northern aggression?” - likely referring to the Civil War
the townspeople don’t want to learn knives from Billy because it’s too hard
Goodnight shows his military experience in training the townspeople to shoot - also proving that he is a good teacher
Goodnight has 23 confirmed kills at the Battle of Antietam during the Civil War, dubbed the Angel of Death, and a member of Conley’s Confederate Sharpshooters
Goodnight shoots the dummy 7 times, hits all 7 in the same place with enough force to knock the fake head off
Goodnight gives Billy the water canteen to drink after he did, there’s literally no drops, Billy shoves it back harder at Goodnight’s chest who just shrugs
Vasquez refers to some of the seven as “cabron” - spanish slang term for asshole, fucker, bitch
someone is picking off the mining guards from across the river when they went to go get the dynamite - we don’t know who is doing the shooting but it could be Goodnight
Only two men on Bogue’s side survived the first fight at Rose Creek - the Sheriff whose name is Harp that Sam sent to deliver the message to Bogue, and McCann, Bogue’s enforcer who rode off as fast as he could once the fight started
the first fight was seven men against “22 of the best guns money could buy”
Bogue’s Indian warrior is named Denali - whom Bogue asks to recruit an army to come back to Rose Creek
Faraday comments to Emma that he has no father and implies he has nightmares about taking a life
Both Sam and Billy refers to Goodnight as “Goody”
“very smart, smoking” - Vasquez says to Faraday when they’re both setting up bombs and in response, Faraday tosses the cigarette at Vasquez’s arm
Horne rides in as Goodnight is checking the time at 3 minutes and Horne says it’s too much land to cover
Faraday calls his two guns Ethel and Maria - Vasquez jokes he has three Marias
“The owl followed me, I heard the voice, I pull that trigger in violence, I’ll die a ghastly death” - Goodnight says to Billy who tries to calm him down by giving him a smoke
Horne had a wife and some children, he doesn’t like comparing guns to women
a lady from the town stitched up Horne’s clothing, clearly showing interest to which Vasquez comments Horne should return the favor
THERE ARE ACTUAL OWLS HOOTING WHEN SAM AND GOODNIGHT ARE HAVING THEIR HEART TO HEART
Goodnight and Sam met when union soldiers were “kicking my sorry ass six ways to sunday” and Sam stopped it - “you asked me why I wanted to save a piece of rebel trash like you and I told you that the war was over”
Goodnight comments that the war isn’t over, not the killings and how it just goes on and on and on and he sees so much death
Goodnight tells Sam to “remember me as I was” and not as someone “faint-hearted” and a “coward” - someone who became everything he hates
Billy started to drink after Goodnight was shown to have left
Vasquez says he has no where else to go so he will stay
Horne says to be in the service of others with people he respects, he shouldn’t have to ask for more than that
Faraday is quiet, doesn’t comment, but does stay
Vasquez and Horne are both surprised that Red Harvest speaks English - cue sassy Red Harvest “so?”
Horne seemed to be someone who found religion later in life and looking for redemption
Teddy ends up getting shot on the right shoulder and the gatling gun caught him in the leg
Vasquez basically calls McCann “motherfucker” in Spanish for shooting Faraday in the side and really pummels the other guy with a lot of bullets
Red Harvest actually runs out of arrows and switches to using a gun, which he has no problem of hitting his targets with either
Goodnight rides in 10 minutes late like the horseman of death (or angel of death) and warns “they got the devil’s breath”
Gavin, the hotel owner of the town, is killed by the spray of bullets from the gatling gun
Horne and Teddy drops to the ground and Horne shields the younger man
Vasquez gets hit by gatling gun in the left shoulder/arm
When the gatling gun is reloading, Faraday is the one to think of “the children!” and goes to help Sam move the kids out of harm’s way
Goodnight sends the Schoolteacher back down the steeple, tells him to get out - schoolteacher ends up joining his son Anthony and helps moving the kids away
Horne is pulling Teddy to cover, tells him to get something wrapped around his leg, find some ammo, and that Teddy did good
Horne’s death while Teddy watches is such a parallel to Boromir’s death which Pippin and Merry witnesses in LOTR
the second round of gatling gun fire may have knocked some debris into Billy’s left shoulder, he’s seen grasping it when the gun is being fired and he and Goodnight are ducked down
Vasquez says “andale, guero!” when Faraday gets onto his horse
Goodnight says “ride Faraday, ride!” as he covers Faraday’s run from the steeple
the gatling gun reloads for a third time and actually hits the steeple after Goodnight and Billy took out all the riders chasing Faraday - Goodnight actually gets hit twice first before Billy also gets hit
Billy’s last words are “oh Goody”
Faraday is shot at least 5 times, 3 on the right side, 1 on right arm, 1 on left leg
Bogue enters the town with two other men who Sam lured into the undertaker’s office with the same song he sings at the beginning of the film “bring them in”
Bogue’s men attacked Sam’s family on October 14, 1867 - raped his mother, killed his two sisters then strung them up, and then tried to hang him too
Bogue thinks going into the church will protect him, asks if Sam is a god fearing man
Sam doesn’t actually see Bogue trying to reach for the gun in his ankle - Emma actually gets her revenge by killing Bogue
Vasquez tells Teddy to take care of Jack - Faraday’s horse
Red Harvest is leading along the horse that is carrying Horne’s body
Preacher, Teddy, Emma, Phillip, schoolteacher, Anthony, Leni, her baby and others lived
Sam’s eyes linger longer on Goodnight’s body
when our surviving three rides off, Red Harvest’s whooping can be heard
4 graves/crosses are placed side by side, likely on the hill/grassy plain where Faraday died blowing up the gatling gun - Goodnight’s cross has his flask, Faraday’s has one of his cards, and in front of Horne’s is red pinwheel - Goodnight and Billy’s names are next to each other
Oh my! You guys, what a wonderful, thoughtful and inspiring summer reading list you all put forth! I enjoyed reading everyone’s work! Here are the ones that I want to remember (hence this post) come TEA time…
NOTE: I have not seen any movies that make up the Anyelle Segment of our fandom and thus if you wrote Anyelle…It will not be a pat of the RCIJ. I know bramblebriarrose was working on her Anyelle recs so I would recommend you check her list out!
RUMBELLE CHRISTMAS IN JULY:
Author: siesiegirl Title: The Accord Rating: Mature Summary: One village has an arrangement with the Dark One: he leaves their village alone, if every year they give him a young woman. This year’s offering is Belle.
Author: charlotteashmore13 Title: An Offer He Couldn’t Refuse Rating: Explicit Summary: On the day of his son’s wedding, crime lord Lachlan Gold has to uphold tradition and grant requests to those brave enough to ask. His heart’s desire, the lovely Belle French, turns the tables on him and gives him an offer he can’t refuse.
Author: spottytonguedog Title: A Life Well-Lived Rating: Explicit Summary: (there wasn’t one so I hope Spotty doesn’t mind me making one up) Robert Gold lives a perfectly normal life, thank you very much. Until he meets the beguiling Belle French who makes him wonder if his predictable life is what he truly wants. Oh and a voice starts narrating his every moment, including his upcoming demise.
Author: ramloth Title: East of the Sun, West of the Moon Rating:Teen and Up Summary: (again didn’t see a summary so) When Belle agrees to come live with the Dark One to save her family, she doesn’t realize he hopes she can save him from a fate worse than death.
Author: prissyhalliwell Title: Four’s a Crowd Rating: Teen and Up Summary: Rumplestiltskin and Belle are tired of being interrupted during their dates. But in a small town like Storybrooke, it’s harder to find privacy than they thought – especially when they’re not the only ones looking for it.
Author: thescholarlystrumpet Title: Wish You Were Here Rating:Explicit Summary: When the irresistible Miss French needed an extra chaperone for the class trip to France, Mr. Gold just couldn’t say no. He’s been smitten with her for years, but knows she would never see him as more than a friend. When there’s only one bed left at the bed and breakfast, Gold is in for a long, hard night…
Author: rufeepeach Title: Any Excuse Rating:Explicit Summary: When the Mayor finds a reason to finally close the school library, Belle French feels a duty to do anything necessary to keep it open… even if that means finally facing her favourite student’s over-protective, endlessly critical, undeniably attractive father Mr Gold.
Author: justrumbelledearie Title: The Bridegroom Rating:Explicit Summary: Cosseted by his maiden aunts and hated by his village, Rumplestiltskin believes he must be the loneliest man alive. When an unseen woman saves his life one terrifying night, he agrees to share her home and her bed in an attempt to free her from a cruel curse.
Author: little-inkstone Title: A Fair Affair Rating:Explicit Summary: Once a year Mr. Gold enters the local fair, always confident in the knowledge that he’ll be taking home several blue ribbons. That is until a young upstart with eyes bluer then any ribbon he’s ever won ‘steals’ first place from him.
Author: ashadeofpemberley Title: Hope Isn’t Meant for Monsters Rating:Teen Summary: (AH another B summary sorry!) When Rumple has to rejoin the Legion of Heroes under duress, he meets fellow Hero Belle French who may not be who she seems.
Author: endangeredslug Title: The Teacher Rating: Mature Summary: (another B summary…sorry!) Belle French comes to the small town of Storybrooke as the new school marm, only to find things are done differently out here.
Author: thestraggletag Title: Forgotten Lore Rating: Mature Summary: In a world quickly loosing magic an imp finds itself old, alone and forgotten. Luckily for him loneliness attracts loneliness.
Again, these are just my personal favorites based off story telling, writing, and characterization. I would highly recommend these to anyone looking to dive into RCIJ fics.
PS- I would be happy to read any recs! If you think I missed a great one, let me know and I will read, reread or go HOW DID I FORGET THAT- accordingly.
Again, thanks to everyone for participating this go around! Such a talented fandom!