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Sam Peckinpah

Director Sam Peckinpah (1925–1984) never won an Oscar. His filmography is short and uneven, and his movies have never found a wide audience. Despite this, many filmmakers today—including Tarantino and Scorsese—count him as a major influence. Sam Peckinpah, edited by Fernando Ganzo, investigates how this unique filmmaker can have such an outsized legacy, exploring films as diverse as New Mexico and Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, as well as Peckinpah’s television work. This lavishly illustrated volume will delight both scholars and fans—as well as bringing the underappreciated Peckinpah to new audiences in a new millennium.

196 pages | 15 color plates, 70 halftones | 5 1/2 x 9 1/2 | © 2015

Film Studies

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Table of Contents

The Traitor and the Hero
Fernando Ganzo

In Conversation with Sam Peckinpah
Movietone News. 1979

Early Lateness. Sam Peckinpah before the Wild Bunch

Chris Fujiwara

Film Shoot Stories
The Deadly Companions—1961
Ride the High Country—1962
Major Dundee—1965

Interview with Gordon T. Dawson
Maroussia Duberuil 

Spurs. The Styles of Sam Peckinpah

Emmanuel Burdeau

Film Shoot Stories
The Wild Bunch—1969
The Ballad of Cable Hogue—1970
Straw Dogs—1971
Junior Bonner—1972
The Gateway—1972
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid—1093

The Dance of Pat Garrett
Carlo Chatrian

Sam Peckinpah by Sam Fuller
About The Ballad of Cable Hogue

When Legends Die

Christoph Huber

Film Shoot Stories
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia—1974
The Killer Elite—1971
Cross of Iron—1977
The Osterman Weekend—1983

Interview with Kris Kristofferson
Fernando Ganzo

Wild West, Domestic Gaze.
Sam Peckinpah and Television

Jean-Francois Rauger

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