Sunday, 22 June 2008

Sam Peckinpah

Last night I watched ‘Cross of Iron’ on dvd. This was only the second time I’d seen the film, the first being at least 20 years ago, when I watched it on video. Peckinpah has long been one of my favourite directors and I’ve been watching a lot of his films recently. Without doubt ‘Cross of Iron’, is one of his best and one of the best fims of its genre. A bitter, cynical violent film, that is not without its own optimism. I thought I’d list my favourite five Peckinpah films. In descending order. Here they are:

Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
The Wild Bunch
Cross of Iron
The Getaway
The Osterman Weekend

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