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Sam Peckinpah

Posted in 50 Directors Summary, Sam Peckinpah on December 10, 2009 by Kanpoj K.

Sam Peckinpah

He was born on 21 February 1925, Fresno, California, USA. His early film career as a writer and director of TV western. He directed his first film in 1961. His first two films was somewhat successful. However, he had a difficulty getting along with the Hollywood movie studios for many years and had a hard time finding work. In 1969, he released his film The Wild Bunch. It was full with violence scenes and blood. His followed film Straw Dogs (1971) was also full with violence. These films gave him reputation as a self-destructive maverick.

His interesting films

The Wild Bunch (1969)

Straw Dogs (1971)

The Getaway (1973)

Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973)

Cross of Iron (1977)