Director, Sam Peckinpah, was born David Samuel Peckinpah on Feb 21, 1925 in Fresno, CA. Peckinpah died at the age of 59 on Dec 28, 1984 in Inglewood, CA and was cremated and his ashes scattered just off Malibu CA.
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Although Peckinpah was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.
|1969||Best Writing||The Wild Bunch (1969)||N/A||Nominated|
The Wild Bunch (1969, ), the director’s cutBy Andrew Wickliffe on Apr 15, 2017 From The Stop Button
The Wild Bunch opens with a methodically executed heist slash shootout sequence. Director Peckinpah quickly introduces cast members, partially due to the dramatic plotting, mostly due to Lou Lombardos fantastic editing. All juxtaposed with some kids watching ants kill scorpions. The Wild Bunch open... Read full article
Goes Kung Fu in "The Killer Elite"By Rick29 on May 1, 2016 From Classic Film & TV Cafe
At the outset of The Killer Elite (1975), Mike and George appear to be two happy-go-lucky mercenaries that work for a CIA contractor. That changes when George (Robert Duvall) kills a defector they're protecting--then shoots Mike (James Caan) in the knee and elbow. As George stands over his bleeding ... Read full article
Ride the High Country (1962, )By Andrew Wickliffe on Mar 13, 2015 From The Stop Button
Ride the High Country is a fine attempt. It’s not a successful attempt, but it’s a fine one. Director Peckinpah seems to know what he wants to do, but he’s too trapped in Western genre tradition. Having icons Joel McCrea and Randolph Scott as his leads (they’re both great), G... Read full article
The Getaway (1972, )By Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 20, 2014 From The Stop Button
From the lengthy opening credits to the big action finale, it's always clear sound is important in The Getaway. Editor Robert L. Wolfe does some wonderful transitions with sound foreshadowing the cut and the next scene, but there's something more to it. That something more is the isolation... Read full article
James Drury Chats with the Café about "The Virginian," , and "The Yank"By Rick29 on Jun 3, 2013 From Classic Film & TV Cafe
Television Western icon James Drury starred as The Virginian on NBC from 1962-71. The 90-minute series aired 249 episodes, making it one of television's most enduring Westerns. The series continues to air today and attract new fans. Mr. Drury, who was inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performe... Read full article
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