A Uniquely American Epic
Intimacy and Action, Tenderness and Violence in Sam Peckinpah's the Wild Bunch (Screen Classics)
One of the most innovative films ever made, Sam Peckinpah's motion picture The Wild Bunch was released in 1969. From the outset, the film was considered controversial because of its powerful, graphic, and direct depiction of violence, but it was also praised for its lush photography, intricate camera work, and cutting-edge editing. Peckinpah's tale of an ill-fated, aging outlaw gang bound by a code of honor is often regarded as one of the most complex and impactful Westerns in America.
University Press of Kentucky, 9780813178141, 184pp.
Publication Date: December 10, 2019