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The wild bunch : the American classic that changed Westerns forever / Bill Mesce, Jr.

Author/Creator:
Mesce, Bill Jr. author.
Publication:
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
x, 203 pages ; 23 cm
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Subjects:
Wild bunch (Motion picture).
Western films -- United States -- History and criticism.
Motion pictures -- Production and direction -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Motion pictures -- Production and direction.
Western films.
United States.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Summary:
"One of the most controversial films of its time, The Wild Bunch is the epitome of the no-holds-barred filmmaking of the 1960s and 1970s. Since its 1969 release, it has come to be recognized not only as an iconic Western, but as one of the most important films in the American cinematic canon. Over the years a parade of filmmakers have tried to imitate its gut-punch effects but none have equaled it. The Wild Bunch revived the floundering career of volatile, self-destructive director Sam Peckinpah-it also hung on him the label him 'Bloody Sam.' This book tells the complete story of the film's production, reception and legacy"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
A perfect storm
the 1960s
Enter
and exit
Sam Peckinpah
A giant departs, an opportunity opens
Hollywood's West
Sires
Peckinpah's bunch
Mexico lindo
Missing pieces
The wild bunch
Undying echoes and dying fires
A moment come and gone.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781476677460
1476677468
9781476638003
OCLC:
1124794797