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The Resource The wild bunch : Sam Peckinpah, a revolution in Hollywood, and the making of a legendary film, W.K. Stratton

The wild bunch : Sam Peckinpah, a revolution in Hollywood, and the making of a legendary film, W.K. Stratton

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The wild bunch : Sam Peckinpah, a revolution in Hollywood, and the making of a legendary film
Title
The wild bunch
Title remainder
Sam Peckinpah, a revolution in Hollywood, and the making of a legendary film
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W.K. Stratton
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Language
eng
Summary
"For the fiftieth anniversary of the film, W.K. Stratton's definitive history of the making of The Wild Bunch, named one of the greatest Westerns of all time by the American Film Institute. Sam Peckinpah's film The Wild Bunch is the story of a gang of outlaws who are one big steal from retirement. When their attempted train robbery goes awry, the gang flees to Mexico and falls in with a brutal general of the Mexican Revolution, who offers them the job of a lifetime. Conceived by a stuntman, directed by a blacklisted director, and shot in the sand and heat of the Mexican desert, the movie seemed doomed. Instead, it became an instant classic with a dark, violent take on the Western movie tradition. In The Wild Bunch, W.K. Stratton tells the fascinating history of the making of the movie and documents for the first time the extraordinary contribution of Mexican and Mexican-American actors and crew members to the movie's success. Shaped by infamous director Sam Peckinpah, and starring such visionary actors as William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Edmond O'Brien, and Robert Ryan, the movie was also the product of an industry and a nation in transition. By 1968, when the movie was filmed, the studio system that had perpetuated the myth of the valiant cowboy in movies like The Searchers had collapsed, and America was riled by Vietnam, race riots, and assassinations. The Wild Bunch spoke to America in its moment, when war and senseless violence seemed to define both domestic and international life. The Wild Bunch is an authoritative history of the making of a movie and the era behind it"--
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contains biographical information
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1955-
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Stratton, W. K.
Dewey number
791.43/72
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1997.W536133
LC item number
S77 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Western films
  • Western films
  • United States
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The wild bunch : Sam Peckinpah, a revolution in Hollywood, and the making of a legendary film, W.K. Stratton
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1033907987
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 336 pages
Isbn
9781632862129
Lccn
2018024992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1033907987
Label
The wild bunch : Sam Peckinpah, a revolution in Hollywood, and the making of a legendary film, W.K. Stratton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1033907987
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 336 pages
Isbn
9781632862129
Lccn
2018024992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1033907987

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