Sam Peckinpah
Columns // 2 Articles
Reviews // 1 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles
//Columns

Rudy Wurlitzer, Bob Dylan, Bloody Sam, and the Jornado del Muerto
30 Jul 2009 // 3:59 PM

Dylan’s beautifully simple ballad captures the paradoxical fear of and longing for death that is the hallmark of Wurlitzer’s narratives and what lurks at the heart of the human experience.

Conversing with Rudy Wurlitzer: ‘A Beaten-up Old Scribbler’
5 Feb 2009 // 2:00 PM

My conversations with Rudy Wurlitzer were not unlike a road journey itself with plenty of unplanned side trips along the way.

//Reviews

Straw Dogs (2004)
26 Oct 2004 // 7:00 PM

Perhaps David's decision is heroic, given the circumstances, but the accumulated images of his passivity remind the viewer that better choices.

//Blogs

Sam Peckinpah's 'Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid' Is the Last Great Western
20 Mar 2015 // 4:00 AM

This is not just a great Peckinpah film, but perhaps Hollywood’s last great classic Western, a film of tremendous self-reflection and deep sadness.

'Straw' vs. 'Straw'
15 Sep 2011 // 7:00 AM

Sam Peckinpah had politics - national and gender - on his mind when he made his movie. Rod Lurie just has a few pretty faces.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

'Staircase' Is Gay in a Melancholy Way

// Short Ends and Leader

"Unfairly cast aside as tasteless during its time for its depiction of homosexuality, Staircase is a serious film in need of a second critical appraisal.

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