A uniquely American epic : intimacy and action, tenderness and violence in Sam Peckinpah's The wild bunch (Book, 2019) [WorldCat.org]
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A uniquely American epic : intimacy and action, tenderness and violence in Sam Peckinpah's The wild bunch
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A uniquely American epic : intimacy and action, tenderness and violence in Sam Peckinpah's The wild bunch

Author: Michael Bliss
Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, [2019]
Series: Screen classics (Lexington, Ky.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The life of most films is astoundingly short, sometimes lasting only a month, but Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch endures as a canonical film to this day, half a century after its release in 1969. Due to its powerful, direct depiction of violence, regret, and the challenge of acting ethically in the face of what seems to be an almost universal meaninglessness, a return to The Wild Bunch with today's context in mind  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
A uniquely American epic
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, 2019.
(DLC) 2019025465
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Bliss
ISBN: 9780813178141 0813178142
OCLC Number: 1105745564
Description: ix, 168 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
introduction : the wild bunch at fifty --
the homeric power of peckinpah's violence --
"through a glass, darkly" : sam peckinpah's the wild bunch --
"la golondrina" : the secret text of the wild bunch --
revelation in the desert : making history personal --
"just looks like more of texas as far as i'm concerned" --
sam peckinpah, actor's director --
the wild bunch : cinema's founding act of violence --
originality and convention : the wild bunch as a western --
justified.
Series Title: Screen classics (Lexington, Ky.)
Responsibility: edited by Michael Bliss.

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Brings together leading Peckinpah scholars and critics to examine Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch.  Read more...

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