Sam Peckinpah
Columns // 2 Articles
Reviews // 1 Articles
Blogs // 3 Articles

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.


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.


Damn the Double Nickel: "Convoy" Shows a Great Director Slumming
20 Aug 2015 // 5:27 AM

Dividing the auteurist from the average hedonist.

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.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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