History Creator / SamPeckinpah

23rd Jan '16 10:40:44 AM moloch
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He also worked in TV earlier in his career, contributing well-regarded episodes to ''Series/HaveGunWillTravel'' and ''Series/{{Gunsmoke}}'', rewriting a rejected script from the latter to create ''Series/TheRifleman'', and later creating ''The Westerner''.


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* TheWestern: Many, obviously, but perhaps notably, his film Westerns are almost exclusively set in the TwilightOfTheOldWest or the NewOldWest rather than the "classic" period.
23rd Aug '15 8:19:19 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/MajorDundee'': A vicious {{Deconstruction}} of the Cavalry Vs. Indians formula crossed with MobyDick. A victim of extensive ExecutiveMeddling, it (and ''Film/TheCincinnatiKid'' from which he was fired) set the stage for Peckinpah's contentious relationships with producers and studio heads during the production of his later films.

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* ''Film/MajorDundee'': A vicious {{Deconstruction}} of the Cavalry Vs. Indians formula crossed with MobyDick.''Literature/MobyDick''. A victim of extensive ExecutiveMeddling, it (and ''Film/TheCincinnatiKid'' from which he was fired) set the stage for Peckinpah's contentious relationships with producers and studio heads during the production of his later films.
23rd Aug '15 1:26:10 AM Doryna
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* ''Film/StrawDogs'': A nebbishy professor gets pushed to the brink and violently reasserts his masculinity. Remade in [[Film/StrawDogs2011 2011]].

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* ''Film/StrawDogs'': ''[[Film/StrawDogs1971 Straw Dogs]]'': A nebbishy professor gets pushed to the brink and violently reasserts his masculinity. Remade in [[Film/StrawDogs2011 2011]].
22nd Aug '15 2:50:07 PM AllenbysEyes
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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.
21st Jul '15 4:36:38 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''TheKillerElite'': A freelance spy seeks his traitorous ex-partner. Remade in 2011.

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* ''TheKillerElite'': ''Film/TheKillerElite'': A freelance spy seeks his traitorous ex-partner. [[Film/KillerElite Remade in 2011.2011]].
21st Jul '15 1:45:01 PM BadSplice
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* ProductionPosse: Creator/WarrenOates, Creator/BenJohnson, Creator/JamesCoburn, Creator/KrisKristofferson, Creator/StrotherMartin, Creator/LQJones, Creator/RGArmstrong, Creator/JohnDavisChandler, Creator/DavidWarner, Creator/CassieYates, Creator/AuroraClavell to name the most frequently occurring. He also frequently worked with cinematographer Creator/LucienBallard and composer Creator/JerryFielding.

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


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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: He fell deeply onto the "cynicism" side of the spectrum, becoming nihilistic in the process.
17th May '15 9:45:28 AM AllenbysEyes
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* TheAlcoholic: His alcoholism received an almost memetic status in his lifetime.
17th May '15 9:42:11 AM AllenbysEyes
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* CulturedBadass: A rough-and-tumble, hard-drinking man's man with a deep appreciation for art and classical literature (Hemingway, Melville and Shakespeare being particular favorites).


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* MagnumOpusDissonance: He reportedly preferred ''The Ballad of Cable Hogue'' to his more famous (and violent) works like ''The Wild Bunch'' and ''Straw Dogs''.
19th Mar '15 2:20:46 PM WJTaylor4
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* ''Film/MajorDundee'': A victim of extensive ExecutiveMeddling, it (and ''Film/TheCincinnatiKid'' from which he was fired) set the stage for Peckinpah's contentious relationships with producers and studio heads during the production of his later films.
* ''Film/TheWildBunch'': His most famous film, an infamously violent anti-western.

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* ''Film/MajorDundee'': A vicious {{Deconstruction}} of the Cavalry Vs. Indians formula crossed with MobyDick. A victim of extensive ExecutiveMeddling, it (and ''Film/TheCincinnatiKid'' from which he was fired) set the stage for Peckinpah's contentious relationships with producers and studio heads during the production of his later films.
* ''Film/TheWildBunch'': His most famous film, an infamously violent anti-western.anti-western about aging bank robbers in the changing west.
5th Mar '15 9:34:23 PM CaptainCrawdad
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David Samuel "Sam" Peckinpah (1925-1984) was a director of manly movies (or movies that deconstruct the RatedMForManly trope depending on who you ask). 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) was a director of manly movies (or movies that deconstruct the RatedMForManly trope depending on who you ask).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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* RatedMForManlyRatedMForManly: Masculinity, violence and revenge are common themes. The dark and nihilistic tone of his films is sometimes read as a {{deconstruction}} of the trope.
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