Tag Archives: Sam Peckinpah

Five Film Favorites: Gun Fights

I have not yet worked out the ethical dilemma of how I can find certain forms of violence so mesmerizing and, yes, entertaining in cinema while knowing that those same forms of violence, when they occur in real life, have such devastating … Continue reading

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Five Film Favorites: Westerns set in the 20th Century

When I first began writing for the James River Film Journal, the first article I came across was F.T. Rea’s “Five Film Favorites: Westerns.”  Rea’s list spanned from Stagecoach (1939) to Unforgiven (1992) and contained films from the ’40s, ’50s, and … Continue reading

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Visualizing the Ethics of Violence in Sam Peckinpah’s “The Wild Bunch”

My previous post concerning Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds, violence, and the Italian Western generated an excellent discussion that revolved around what film, or a film, should or should not do with regard to a larger ethical responsibility.  As I noted … Continue reading

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