Sam Peckinpah’s elegiac farewell to the western genre evokes the death of the old west by relentlessly killing off its character actors. Another troubled production released in a truncated version which has been supplanted by two re-edited variants. But in any condition it’s a melancholy, beautiful movie. An exhaustive accounting of the brouhaha is chronicled in Paul Seydor’s The Authentic Death and Contentious Afterlife of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. And a detailed comparison of the different cuts can be found here.
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