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  1. Hey to Peckinpah. As you know I just watched The Getaway. I liked how he made good use of the sounds to create tension. He’s a man’s man. I still can’t appreciate The Wild Bunch as much as the next male. Except for the beginning scene with the kids and the scorpion. His use of kids as a theme is interesting.

    • His themes seemed to revolve around the loss of innocence, and how violence and cruelty permeated our culture. I love “The Wild Bunch” but he made a beautiful, poem of a film around that time called “The Ballad Of Cable Hogue” that is remarkably different – and restrained!

  2. Great tribute to Sam on both posts, John. I actually loved his Pat Garret/Billy film, and thought it was magical back then. I also liked most of the others, save for Straw Dogs, which I thought was just plain nasty, and rather pointless.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Pete, I own “Straw Dogs” and find it SO difficult to watch for many reasons…it speaks to a very ugly time in US history – we were at war, violent protests against racism and the war in Vietnam, and that carried over into a lot of the films that were released – meanspirited…that said, I also recently watched Peckinpah’s “Convoy” – awful film but a documentary with it had the entire cast reflecting on how crazy he was! That was great fun!

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