History Creator / SamPeckinpah

9th Oct '17 4:18:06 PM CaptainCrawdad
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!! Sam Peckinpah's life and signature style include:
* TheAlcoholic: His alcoholism received an almost memetic status in his lifetime.

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!! Sam Peckinpah's life and signature style include:
* TheAlcoholic: His alcoholism received an almost memetic status is often reflected in his lifetime.characters.
9th Oct '17 11:23:12 AM dlchen145
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David Samuel "Sam" Peckinpah (1925-1984) was a director of manly movies. An eccentric drug-abuser and lifelong alcoholic who was notorious for his gruff demeanor and rocky relationships with women, Peckinpah created a number of films that perfectly reflect his own personality: violent, nihilistic and cynical. Some of them stand as modern classics.

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David Samuel "Sam" Peckinpah (1925-1984) (February 21, 1925 December 28, 1984) was a director of manly movies. An eccentric drug-abuser and lifelong alcoholic who was notorious for his gruff demeanor and rocky relationships with women, Peckinpah created a number of films that perfectly reflect his own personality: violent, nihilistic and cynical. Some of them stand as modern classics.
12th Sep '17 10:28:48 PM PaulA
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* ''Film/TheOstermanWeekend'': His final film, based on the Robert Ludlum novel.

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* ''Film/TheOstermanWeekend'': His final film, based on the Robert Ludlum Creator/RobertLudlum novel.
18th Aug '17 7:41:16 PM JulianLapostat
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* AntiHero
* BlackAndGreyMorality



* HonorBeforeReason
* KillEmAll
* NoKillLikeOverkill



* {{Overcrank}}



* ARealManIsAKiller

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* ARealManIsAKillerRomanticismVersusEnlightenment: Firmly romantic in all of his movies, most of them being about rogues who find that there's NoPlaceForMeThere in a more modern world. The most terrifying character in all of his movies is David Sumner, a mathematician who represents the cold, emotionless, force of order and civilization who gradually becomes dehumanized as he asserts his power over a bunch of thuggish crooks.



* SociopathicHero

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* SociopathicHeroSociopathicHero: ''The Wild Bunch'' themselves, David Sumner, and Warren Oates' character in ''Alfredo Garcia''.
25th May '17 6:07:12 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ''Film/JuniorBonner'': Another [[PlayingAgainstType uncharacteristically non-violent film]] starring SteveMcQueen as an aging rodeo bull-rider.
* ''Film/TheGetaway'': A crime caper also starring SteveMcQueen that was remade in 1994.

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* ''Film/JuniorBonner'': Another [[PlayingAgainstType uncharacteristically non-violent film]] starring SteveMcQueen Creator/SteveMcQueenActor as an aging rodeo bull-rider.
* ''Film/TheGetaway'': A crime caper also starring SteveMcQueen Creator/SteveMcQueenActor that was remade in 1994.



* AuthorAppeal: [[{{Gorn}} Extreme violence]] of course. Most of his films also features an extreme amount of alcohol being consumed, which again isn't surprising. Another common sight are cute, innocent children [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour doing morbid and disturbing things]] like torturing scorpions in Film/TheWildBunch, a dog in Film/StrawDogs and using a hangman's noose as a playground swing in "Pat Garret and Billy the Kid". Peckinpah seemed to believe that every passing generation became worse and less moral than the previous one, which this symbolised.

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* AuthorAppeal: [[{{Gorn}} Extreme violence]] of course. Most of his films also features an extreme amount of alcohol being consumed, which again isn't surprising. Another common sight are cute, innocent children [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour doing morbid and disturbing things]] like torturing scorpions in Film/TheWildBunch, ''Film/TheWildBunch'', a dog in Film/StrawDogs ''Film/StrawDogs'' and using a hangman's noose as a playground swing in "Pat ''Pat Garret and Billy the Kid".Kid''. Peckinpah seemed to believe that every passing generation became worse and less moral than the previous one, which this symbolised.
29th Dec '16 2:10:19 AM moloch
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* AuthorAppeal: [[{{Gorn}} Extreme violence]] of course. Most of his films also features an extreme amount of alcohol being consumed, which again isn't surprising. Another common sight are cute, innocent children [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour doing morbid and diaturbing things]] like torturing scorpions in Film/TheWildBunch, a dog in Film/StrawDogs and using a hangmans noose as a playground swing in "Pat Garret and Billy the Kid". Peckinpah seemed to believe that every passing generation became worse and less moral than the previous one, which this was symbolism for.

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* AuthorAppeal: [[{{Gorn}} Extreme violence]] of course. Most of his films also features an extreme amount of alcohol being consumed, which again isn't surprising. Another common sight are cute, innocent children [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour doing morbid and diaturbing disturbing things]] like torturing scorpions in Film/TheWildBunch, a dog in Film/StrawDogs and using a hangmans hangman's noose as a playground swing in "Pat Garret and Billy the Kid". Peckinpah seemed to believe that every passing generation became worse and less moral than the previous one, which this was symbolism for.symbolised.
29th Dec '16 1:57:34 AM moloch
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* ''Film/TheKillerElite'': A freelance spy seeks his traitorous ex-partner. [[Film/KillerElite Remade in 2011]].

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* ''Film/TheKillerElite'': A freelance spy seeks his traitorous ex-partner. [[Film/KillerElite Remade in 2011]].
4th Dec '16 9:49:39 PM mrnickname
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* AuthorAppeal: [[{{Gorn}} Extreme violence]] of course. Most of his films also features an extreme amount of alcohol being consumed, which again isn't surprising. Another common sight are cute, innocent children [[TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour doing morbid and diaturbing things]] like torturing scorpions in Film/TheWildBunch, a dog in Film/StrawDogs and using a hangmans noose as a playground swing in "Pat Garret and Billy the Kid". Peckinpah seemed to believe that every passing generation became worse and less moral than the previous one, which this was symbolism for.
3rd Jul '16 2:41:22 PM gewunomox
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* ''Film/PatGarrettAndBillyTheKid'': Perhaps best known for being the origin of BobDylan's "Knocking on Heaven's Door."

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* ''Film/PatGarrettAndBillyTheKid'': Perhaps best known for being the origin of BobDylan's Music/BobDylan's "Knocking on Heaven's Door."
21st May '16 10:08:01 AM AllenbysEyes88
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* ExecutiveMeddling: Frequently a victim of it, as he made little effort to compromise with studio heads or producers. ''Film/MajorDundee'' and ''Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid'' are the most extreme, though by no means the only examples. ''Film/TheWildBunch'' was a notable aversion: he worked well with producer Phil Feldman, though he disagreed with Feldman's decision to cut several scenes from the film.



* MagnumOpusDissonance: He reportedly preferred ''The Ballad of Cable Hogue'' to his more famous (and violent) works like ''The Wild Bunch'' and ''Straw Dogs''.



* ProductionPosse: Warren Oates, Ben Johnson, Creator/JamesCoburn, Kris Kristofferson, Strother Martin, L.Q. Jones, R.G. Armstrong, John Davis Chandler, Creator/DavidWarner, Cassie Yates, Aurora Clavell to name the most frequently occurring. He also frequently worked with cinematographer Lucien Ballard and composer Jerry Fielding.
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