Sep 27, 2013
Film Friday: Sam Peckinpah's 'Major Dundee' starring Charlton Heston
There must be a general rule in Hollywood that if you're going to make a flop, you might as well go all out.
Film School Rejects
6 Filmmaking Tips From Sam Peckinpah
Perhaps the single most illustrative fact about Sam Peckinpah is that he was developing a script while fighting against the heart disease that eventually killed him at the too-young age of 59. After alcoholism, cocaine abuse and a tempestuous personal life , Peckinpah refused to stop working despite his terrible health.
Ride the High Country
Ride the High Country enjoys a nice critical reputation for being so picturesque and above average in the western genre.
National Review Online
Victor Davis Hanson: Needed: A Tragic Hero
But the common archetype is a larger-than-life figure. He is endowed with extraordinary gifts and sometimes even more monumental flaws.