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Peckinpah: A Portrait in Montage

Simmons, Garner re: Sam Peckinpah

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ISBN 10: 0292775709 / ISBN 13: 9780292775701
Published by Univ of Texas Press, Austin, Texas, U.S.A., 1983
Condition: As New Hardcover
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A fine copy in a fine dust jacket with slight jacket wrinkle near top corner of spine. First printing. No prior owner markings or bookplates. No jacket tears or chips. Bookseller Inventory # 013667

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Title: Peckinpah: A Portrait in Montage

Publisher: Univ of Texas Press, Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition

Book Type: Book

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Sam Peckinpah is best known for directing the western The Wild Bunch. It epitomises his style that marked such other Peckinpah films as Ride the High Country, Major Dundee, Straw Dogs and Junior Bonner. In their view of conflict, they all reflect the character of Peckinpah himself, as it is revealed in this book.


"Sam Peckinpah is, by his own admission and that of almost everyone else in this richly entertaining book, a director who needs adversity to get the juices flowing. As shooting goes on, complications multiply and tensions increase. The wild man, fortified by booze and shots of vitamin B12, rides the whirlwind he creates firing the incompetents beneath him, baiting the ones over him, and bullying and testing and goading the rest...[This book gives] a nuts and bolts account of the...complex interplay of power and art or movie and myth-making as practiced by an idiosyncratic but skillfull manipulator." -New York Times Book Review

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