How Director Antoine Fuqua's Tough Grandma Helped Inspire 'The Magnificent Seven'

Filmmakers will look almost anywhere for inspiration, but for Magnificent Seven director Antoine Fuqua, inspiration came from a place very close to home–grandma’s home. 

For Fuqua, his love of Westerns and his desire to make one is very much tied to the relationship he had with his grandmother, who used classics like Shane and Duel in the Sun to keep her grandson from becoming the kind of villain she despised. 

“She was just one of those little ladies from the South,…

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