The Wild Bunch: The American Classic That Changed Westerns Forever (Paperback)

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One of the most controversial films of its time, The Wild Bunch is the epitome of the no-holds-barred filmmaking of the 1960s and 1970s. Since its 1969 release, it has come to be recognized not only as an iconic Western, but as one of the most important films in the American cinematic canon. Over the years a parade of filmmakers have tried to imitate its gut-punch effects but none have equaled it. The Wild Bunch revived the floundering career of volatile, self-destructive director Sam Peckinpah--it also hung on him the label ""Bloody Sam."" This book tells the complete story of the film's production, reception and legacy.

About the Author


Bill Mesce, Jr., is an adjunct instructor at several New Jersey universities and colleges, and an author, screenwriter, and playwright. He lives in Linden, New Jersey.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781476677460
ISBN-10: 1476677468
Publisher: McFarland and Company, Inc.
Publication Date: December 3rd, 2019
Pages: 213
Language: English