Spattered with blood and controversy, Sam Peckinpah's Westerns revolutionized their genre. SAM PECKINPAH'S WEST: LEGACY OF A HOLLYWOOD RENEGADE goes in search of the man behind these ...
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Spattered with blood and controversy, Sam Peckinpah's Westerns revolutionized their genre. SAM PECKINPAH'S WEST: LEGACY OF A HOLLYWOOD RENEGADE goes in search of the man behind these legendary films. Through a poignant array of film clips and rare interviews, the documentary reveals a tortured artist whose genius and demons changed the Western forever. Interviewees include actor/director Billy Bob Thornton, Benicio Del Toro, Paul Schrader, film critic Roger Ebert, actors who worked with Peckinpah such as Harry Dean Stanton, Stella Stevens, L.Q. Jones and others. The personal side of Peckinpah will feature interviews with family members, sister Fern Lee, son Mathew Peckinpah, plus exclusive home movies and photos. Written by
I wanted to say something meaningful, and although usually not want for abundant verbiage, I cannot add much to the four very accurate, candid and totally perceptive reviews already written here.
Kudos to the writers.
The review comments about Michael Madsen's appearance in the Peckinpaugh documentary amused me. I thought I might be the only person who felt this way, and wrote it off to Madsen's appearance in so many totally violent films himself, albeit only one (irrelevant) movie (the remake of "The Getaway") that even remotely involved Peckinpah.
The Peckinpah documentary periodically runs on the Western Channel; set your DVR. . . . . it's, indeed, worth it just to hear Kris Kristofferson's morning after drinking voice.
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