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Peckinpah's tragic westerns : a critical study

Author: John L Simons; Robert Merrill
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This text is the first theoretical and critical attempt to place Peckinpah within the 2,000-year-old tradition of western tragedy. This tragic tradition is represented in Peckinpah's art in numerous ways. Films covered include Ride the High Country, Noon Wine, The Wild Bunch, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, and Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Sam Peckinpah; Sam Peckinpah; Sam Peckinpah; Sam Peckinpah; Sam Peckinpah
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John L Simons; Robert Merrill
ISBN: 9780786461332 0786461330
OCLC Number: 664656904
Description: ix, 222 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface --
Peckinpah's tragic vision --
The double vision of tragedy in Ride the high country --
Noon wine : a tragic pastoral --
The tragedy of love in The wild bunch --
Pat Garrett and Billy the kid : the tragedy of Pat Garrett --
Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia : the revenger's tragedy --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: John L. Simons and Robert Merrill.

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Provides the first theoretical and critical attempt to place Sam Peckinpah within the 2,000-year-old tradition of western tragedy. This tragic tradition, enfolding the Greeks, Shakespeare and modern  Read more...

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"a masterly piece of research, rendered in highly readable prose"--Western American Literature; "Sam Peckinpah is one of the rare directors of Western films in whose work the effect of tragedy is Read more...

 
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