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The wild bunch : the American classic that changed Westerns forever

Author: Bill Mesce, Jr.
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Mesce, Jr.
ISBN: 9781476677460 1476677468
OCLC Number: 1124794797
Description: x, 203 pages ; 23 cm
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.
Responsibility: Bill Mesce, Jr.

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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. It revived the career of volatile, self-destructive director  Read more...

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"Mesce succinctly views Peckinpah as the 'right man in the right place and the right time' to make this classic, perfectly analyzing the core of what made 'The Wild Bunch' a moving classic."--Western Read more...

 
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