Pretty impressive considering how the film was made.
This is a very odd little documentary because of how it was assembled--and assembled is exactly the right word for this. Almost thirty years after "The Wild Bunch" debuted, the filmmakers for "An Album in Montage" created this film out of bits and pieces! Using some old black and white video (without sound), old interviews, modern actors reading lines as if they are Peckinpah and others from the film as well as footage from "The Wild Bunch", they created this making of film. Apparently, it was well received--so well that it was nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary Short. And, in seeing the results, I can understand the Oscar nomination, as it must have taken a lot of work to piece all this together. And, in the end, it does a fine job of creating a nice making of film--one that instills a sense of respect and excitement about the feature and seems reasonably complete. In some ways, I enjoyed seeing this more than the original film....really.
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