"If they move", commands stern-eyed William Holden
, "kill 'em". So begins The Wild Bunch
(1969), Sam Peckinpah's bloody, high-body-count eulogy to the mythologized Old West. "Pouring new wine into the bottle of the Western, Peckinpah explodes the bottle", observed critic Pauline Kael
. That exploding bottle also christened the director with the ...
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