Akira Kurosawa deserves recognition of some kind for inspiring some of the best remakes in film history. In this case his classic samurai epic Seven Samurai
provided the inspiration for the American Western The Magnificent Seven
. This is the way to do a remake: take the foundation of one film but completely transplant it to another time and place. Yul Brynner's gun for hire, dressed in black, became so iconic that it was the basis for the cowboy robot in the sci-fi film Westworld
. Also of note, Elmer Bernstein's theme for The Magnificent Seven
was used in commercials for Marlboro cigarettes.