Peckinpah’s Tragic Westerns: A Critical Study by John L. Simons,Robert Merrill

By John L. Simons,Robert Merrill

The paintings of Sam Peckinpah represents a excessive aspect in American cinema. this article is the 1st theoretical and significant try and position Peckinpah in the 2,000-year-old culture of western tragedy. The culture, enfolding the Greeks, Shakespeare and smooth tragedians, is represented in Peckinpah’s artwork in different methods, and the truth that he labored within the mode all through his profession distinguishes him from such a lot American movie administrators. movies lined contain Ride the excessive nation, midday Wine, The Wild Bunch, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, and Bring Me the top of Alfredo Garcia.

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