The Resource If they move-- kill 'em! : the life and times of Sam Peckinpah, David Weddle

If they move-- kill 'em! : the life and times of Sam Peckinpah, David Weddle

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If they move-- kill 'em! : the life and times of Sam Peckinpah
Title
If they move-- kill 'em!
Title remainder
the life and times of Sam Peckinpah
Statement of responsibility
David Weddle
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "What Citizen Kane was to movie lovers in 1941, The Wild Bunch was to cineastes in 1969," critic Michael Sragow wrote in the New Yorker. "Its adrenaline rush of revelations seemed to explode the parameters of the screen."
  • "If They Move ... Kill 'Em" is the first major biography of David Samuel Peckinpah. Written by the film critic and historian David Weddle, this fascinating account does critical justice to an important body of cinema as it spins the tale of Peckinpah's dramatic, overcharged life and the turbulent times through which he moved
  • Sam Peckinpah was born into a clan of lumberjacks, cattle ranchers, and frontier lawyers. After a hitch with the marines, he made his way to Hollywood, where he worked on a string of low-budget features. In 1955 he began writing scripts for Gunsmoke; in less than a year he was one of the hottest writers in television, with two classic series, The Rifleman and The Westerner, to his credit
  • From there he went on to direct a phenomenal series of features, including Ride the High Country, Straw Dogs, The Getaway, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, and The Wild Bunch
  • Peckinpah was both a hopeless romantic and a grim nihilist, a filmmaker who defined his era as much as he was shaped by it. Rising to prominence in the social and political upheaval of the late sixties and early seventies, Peckinpah and his generation of directors - Stanley Kubrick, Arthur Penn, Robert Altman - broke with convention and turned the traditional genres of Western, science fiction, war, and detective movies inside out
  • No other era in Hollywood has matched it for sheer energy, audacity, and originality, and no one cut a wider path through that time than Sam Peckinpah
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weddle, David
Dewey number
  • 791.43/0233/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1998.3.P43
LC item number
W44 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Peckinpah, Sam
  • Motion picture producers and directors
Label
If they move-- kill 'em! : the life and times of Sam Peckinpah, David Weddle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 553-561) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Caught in the Spotlight
  • Into the Abyss
  • "It Ain't Like It Used to Be, But ... It'll Do."
  • "Oh, Another Black Peckinpah!"
  • The Prodigious Interloper
  • "You Can't Kill a Memory That Way"
  • The Bastard Son of John Ford
  • Moby-Dick on Horseback
  • On the Beach
  • The Wild Bunch
  • "Images They Can't Forget"
Control code
ocm29356787
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 578 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802115461
Lccn
93043127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)29356787
Label
If they move-- kill 'em! : the life and times of Sam Peckinpah, David Weddle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 553-561) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Caught in the Spotlight
  • Into the Abyss
  • "It Ain't Like It Used to Be, But ... It'll Do."
  • "Oh, Another Black Peckinpah!"
  • The Prodigious Interloper
  • "You Can't Kill a Memory That Way"
  • The Bastard Son of John Ford
  • Moby-Dick on Horseback
  • On the Beach
  • The Wild Bunch
  • "Images They Can't Forget"
Control code
ocm29356787
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 578 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802115461
Lccn
93043127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)29356787

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