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The Wild Bunch -article by David Cook + References







When it was first released, The Wild Bunch became the subject of heated 
controversy among critics and the public alike due to its extraordinary level of 
violence. Following close on the heels of Bonnie and Clyde, The Wild Bunch 
surpassed the slow-motion death balletics of that film by quantum leaps, 
shocking and/or revolting large numbers of viewers. (At the Kansas City test 
screening of the 190-minute rough cut, over 30 members of the audience walked 
out in disgust, some reportedly throwing up in the alley behind the theater.) 
Twenty years later, in an age inured to graphic screen violence and gore, the 
violence of The Wild Bunch is still remarkably provocative and disturbing. This 
is partially because the violence is not gratuitous, as some have claimed, but 
central to the film's vision of human experience: it posits a world in which 
degrees of violence provide the only standards, and violent death the only 
liberation. If it is a world not predicated entirely on human evil, it is one at 
least in which there is very little good or hope for change. It seems clear 
today that what many people object to in Peckinpah's extravagant depiction of 
violence in The Wild Bunch is actually his dark view of human nature.
Another reason the film's violence still shocks and scintillates is its 
rendition by Peckinpah's stylized, optically jolting montage. Not since 
Eisenstein has a filmmaker so radically explored the conventions of traditional 
editing form. Much of the action in The Wild Bunch was filmed by as many as six 
Panavision, Mitchell, and Arriflex cameras running simultaneously at different 
speeds, each equipped with different lenses, including wide-angle, telephoto, 
and zoom. Peckinpah and his editor, Louis Lombardo, then created elaborate 
montage sequences by cutting footage shot in "real time" together with footage 
shot at varying decelerated speeds—all shot through a variety of lenses, some of 
which created a unique optical tension by zooming in and out nervously (and, 
amazingly, without calling attention to themselves) at appropriate moments. The 
perceptual impact of rapidly intercutting violent action shot at standard speed 
with slow-motion footage and a variety of telephoto zooms, in sequences that 
last as long as seven minutes, is both exhilarating and exhausting. The Wild 
Bunch is the most optically violent film ever made, one which relentlessly 
assaults the senses of its audience with a torrent of violent images to rival 
and finally exceed Eisenstein's achievement in "The Odessa Steps" sequence of 
Potemkin. (In fact, The Wild Bunch contains more individualized cuts than any 
color film ever made—3,642, in a decade when 600 was standard for the average 
dramatic feature.)
It seems ironic and not a little crazy today that a film so clearly focussed on 
themes of loyalty, honor, integrity, and heroism could have been reviled in its 
time for what one major critic called, "moral idiocy." But that was the late 
1960s, when the issues of violence in American society and American foreign 
policy had become central to virtually every national forum of public opinion. 
We stood at the end of a decade of political assassinations whose magnitude was 
unprecedented in our history, and we were deeply mired in a genocidal war in 
Vietnam. The My Lai massacre was revealed less than a year after the release of 
The Wild Bunch, but many Americans already knew what that revelation confirmed: 
that to fight a war against a popular insurrection is to fight a war against the 
populace. For many critics The Wild Bunch seemed to be an allegory of our 
involvement in Vietnam, where outlaws, mercenaries, and federal troops fought to 
produce the largest civilian "body count" since World War II. Others saw the 
film more generally as a comment on the level and nature of violence in American 
life. But nearly everyone saw that it bore some relationship to the major social 
issues of the times, and, depending on how one felt about those, one's reaction 
to the film was enthusiastically positive or vehemently negative—both mistaken 
responses to a work whose prevailing tenor is moral ambiguity from start to 
finish. Today it is possible to find a middle ground; for whatever else The Wild 
Bunch may be (as it is, for example, the greatest western ever made), it is 
clearly a major work of American art which changed forever the way in which 
violence would be depicted in American films, as well as permanently 
restructuring the conventions of its genre. That Peckinpah was unable to equal 
it later—as with Welles and Citizen Kane—is not testimony to his insufficiency a 
a film artist but to the extraordinary achievement of The Wild Bunch itself. It 
is, as Robert Culp remarked on its release, a film "more quintessentially and 
bitterly American than any since World War II." Like Kane, The Wild Bunch will 
remain an enduring work of American art—vast and explosive, vital and violent, 
with something both very dark and very noble at its soul.—David CookUser 
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THE WILD BUNCH  USA, 1969




Director: Sam Peckinpah
Production: Warner Bros. and Seven Arts, Inc.; Technicolor, 33mm, Panavision 70 
(US), 70mm, CinemaScope (Europe); running time: 143 minutes (after release, the 
studio cut 4 scenes reducing running time to 135 minutes). Released 18 June 
1969, Los Angeles. Filmed in Parras, Torréon, El Rincon del Montero, and El Romeral, 
Mexico.




Producers: Phil Feldman with Roy N. Sickner;
Screenplay: Walon Green and Sam Peckinpah,
from an original story by Walon Green and Roy N. Sickner; 
Photography: Lucien Ballard; 
Editor: Louis Lombardo; 
Sound: Robert Miller; 
Art director: Edward Carrere;
Music: Jerry Fielding;
Music supervisor: Sonny Burke; 
Special effects: Bud Hulburd; 
Costume designer: Gordon Dawson.


Cast: William Holden (Pike Bishop); 
Ernest Borgnine (Dutch Engstrom);
Robert Ryan (Deke Thornton);
Edmond O'Brien (Sykes); 
Warren Oates (Lyle Gorch); 
Jaime Sanchez (Angel); 
Ben Johnson (Tector Gorch); 
Emilio Fernandez (Mapache); 
Strother Martin (Coffer);
L. Q. Jones (T. C. Nash); 
Albert Dekker (Pat Harrigan); 
Bo Hopkins (Crazy Lee Stringfellow); 
Dub Taylor (Major Wainscoat);
Jorge Russek (Lieutenant Zamorra); 
Alfonso Arau (Herrera); 
Chano Urueta (Don José); 
Sonia Amelio (Teresa); 
Aurora Clavel (Aurora); 
Elsa Cardenas (Elsa); 
Fernando Wagner (Frederick Mohr).
Jorge Rado (Ernst);

The Wild Bunch Publications
Books:
Kitses, Jim, Horizons West, Bloomington, Indiana, 1970.
Evans, Max, Sam Peckinpah: Master of Violence, Vermillion, South Dakota, 1972.
Caprara, Valerio, Peckinpah, Bologna, 1976.
Parish, James Robert, and Michael Pitts, The Great Western Pictures, Metuchen, 
New Jersey, 1976.
McKinney, Dough, Sam Peckinpah, Boston, 1979.
Seydoe, Paul, Peckinpah: The Western Films, Urban, Illinois, 1980.
Tuska, Jon, editor, Close-Up: The Contemporary Director, Metuchen, New Jersey, 1981.
Simmons, Garner, Peckinpah: A Portrait in Montage, Austin, 1982.
Thomas, Bob, Golden Boy: The Untold Story of William Holden, New York, 1983.
Arnold, Frank, and Ulrich von Berg, Sam Peckinpah: Eine Outlaw in Hollywood, Frankfurt, 1987.
Buscombe, Ed, editor, The BFI Companion to the Western, London, 1988.
Fine, Marshall, Bloody Sam: The Life and Films of Sam Peckinpah, New York, 1992.
Bliss, Michael, Justified Lives: Morality and Narrative in the Films of Sam Peckinpah, Carbondale, 1993.
Bliss, Michael, editor, Doing It Right: The Best Criticism on Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch, Carbondale, Illinois, 1994.
Weddle, David, If They Move, Kill 'Em: The Life and Times of Sam Peckinpah, New York, 1994.
Prince, Stephen, Savage Cinema: Sam Peckinpah and the Rise of Ultraviolent Movies, Austin, 1998.
Prince, Stephen, editor, Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch, Cambridge, 1999.


Articles:
Schrader, Paul, "Sam Peckinpah Goes to Mexico," in Cinema (Beverly Hills), no. 3, 1969.
"Sam Peckinpah Lets It All Hang Out," in Take One (Montreal), January-February 1969.
"Man and Myth," in Time (New York), 20 June 1969.
Gilliatt, Penelope, in New Yorker, 5 July 1969.
Kauffmann, Stanley, in New Republic (New York), 19 July 1969.
Sarris, Andrew, in Village Voice (New York), 31 July 1969.
Clark, Arthur, in Films in Review (New York), August-September 1969.
Farber, Stephen, "Peckinpah's Return: An Interview," in Film Quarterly (Berkeley), Fall 1969.
Milne, Tom, in Sight and Sound (London), Autumn 1969.
Whitehall, Richard, "Talking with Peckinpah," in Sight and Sound (London), Autumn 1969.
"What the Directors Are Saying," in Action (Los Angeles), September-October 1969.
Austen, David, in Films and Filming (London), October 1969.
Cutts, John, "Shoot: An Interview with Sam Peckinpah," in Films and Filming (London), October 1969.
Sragow, Michael, in Film Society Review (New York), November 1969.
Brown, Kenneth, in Cineaste (New York), Winter 1969–70.
McCarty, John, "Sam Peckinpah and The Wild Bunch," in Film Heritage (Dayton, Ohio), Winter 1969–70.
Simon, John, "Violent Idyll," in Film 1969/70, edited by Hollis Alpert and Andrew Sarris, New York, 1970.
Avant-Scène du Cinéma (Paris), May 1970.
Blum William, "Towards a Cinema of Cruelty," in Cinema Journal (Evanston, Illinois), Spring 1972.
Shaffer, Lawrence, "The Wild Bunch versus Straw Dogs," in Sight and Sound (London), Summer 1972.
"Peckinpah Issue" of Film Heritage (Dayton, Ohio), Winter 1974–75.
Pettit, Arthur, "Nightmare and Nostalgia: The Cinema West of Sam Peckinpah," in Western Humanities Review (Salt Lake City, Utah), Spring 1975.
Barbaro, Nick, in Cinema Texas Program Notes (Austin), 8 September 1975.
Pearson, M., in Jump Cut (Berkeley), August 1978.
Meyerson, Harold, in Magill's Survey of Cinema 4, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1980.
Simmon, Scott, "Return of the Badmen," in Journal of Popular Film (Washington, D.C.), Fall 1981.
Boyero, C., in Casablanca (Madrid), December 1981.
Camy, G., "Sur le sentier de l'oubli: Sam Peckinpah," in Jeune Cinéma (Paris), April-May 1982.
Rentero, J. C., "Sam Peckinpah: El largo adios," in Casablanca (Madrid), March 1985.
Engel, L., "Space and Enclosure in Cooper and Peckinpah: Regeneration in the 
Open Spaces," in Journal of American Culture (Bowling Green, Ohio), no. 2, 1991.
Holtsmark, E.B., "The Katabasis Theme in Modern Cinema," in Bucknell Review, vol. 35, no. 1, 1991.
Triggs, J. A., "The Wild Bunch: Scourges or Ministers?" in New Orleans Review, no. 3, 1991.
Segaloff, N., "Greenland," in Film Comment (New York), January-February 1993.
Torry, R., "Therapeutic Narrative: The Wild Bunch, Jaws, and Vietnam," in Velvet Light Trap (Madison, Wisconsin), Spring 1993.
Weddle, David, "Dead Man's Clothes: The Making of The Wild Bunch," in Film Comment (New York), May-June 1994.
Sragow, Michael, "The Homeric Power of Peckinpah's Violence," in Atlantic Monthly (Boston), June 1994.
Redman, Nick, "Peckinpah's Bunch," in DGA Magazine (Los Angeles), vol. 19, no. 4, August-September 1994.
Gaydos, Steven, "Peckinpah's Wild Vision Restored After 26 Years," in Variety (New York), vol. 358, no. 4, 27 February 1995.
Rafferty, T., "Artist of Death," in New Yorker, vol. 71, 6 March 1995.
Brown, G., "Once Were Westerns," in Village Voice (New York), vol 40, 7 March 1995.
Travers, P., in Rolling Stone, no. 703, 9 March 1995.
Ansen, D., "The Return of a Bloody Great Classic," in Newsweek, vol. 125, 13 March 1995.
Girard, Martin, in Séquences (Haute-Ville), no. 177, March-April 1995.
Simon, J., "Wilder and Wilder," in National Review, vol. 47, 3 April 1995.
Alleva, R., "Nihilism on Horseback," in Commonweal, vol. 122, 21 April 1995.
Higson, Charlie, "The Shock of the Old," in Sight & Sound (London), vol. 5, no. 8, August 1995.
Seydor, Paul, David Weddle, and Edward Buscombe, "Sam Peckinpah: Wild Things," 
in Sight & Sound (London), vol. 5, no. 10, October 1995.
Seydor, Paul, "Facts about Sam," in Sight & Sound (London), vol. 6, no. 9, September 1996.
Seydor, Paul, "Bunch Continued," in Sight & Sound (London), vol. 6, no. 11, November 1996.





      Westerns: Reviews and Articles about Selected Films in the UC Berkeley Libraries


        Listing of Westerns held by MRC 
      Movies, Race, and Ethnicity: Native Americans
       
        Bibliography of works on John Ford 
        Images of Native Americans bibliography 
        Broken Arrow (Delmer Daves) 
        Aleiss, Angela. 
        "Hollywood Addresses Postwar Assimilation: Indian/White Attitude In 
        Broken Arrow." "American Indian Culture and Research Journal 1987 11(1): 
        67-79.
        The release of Delmer Daves's Broken Arrow in 1950 marked an abandonment 
        of the traditional racism that dominated American films from Stagecoach 
        to Union Pacific. Although John Ford led Hollywood efforts to destroy 
        stereotypes, Broken Arrow is the first to portray racial equality, 
        humane Indians, the universal values of justice, friendship, and 
        tolerance, and an Indian hero." [from ABC-CLIO America History and Life] 


        "Broken Arrow: (Review) New York Times, (July 21, 1950), p. 15 
        "Broken Arrow: (Review) New Yorker, 26 (July 22, 1950), p. 45 
        Ceplair, Larry. 
        "Who Wrote What??? A Tale of a Blacklisted Screenwriter and His Front." 
        Cineaste, vol. 18 no. 2. 1991. pp: 18-21. 
        Lenihan, John H. 
        "Classics And Social Commentary: Postwar Westerns, 1946-1960." Journal 
        of the West 1983 22(4): 34-42. 
        "Western movies followed a standard model set by The Great Train Robbery 
        (1903) until the precedent-setting The Outlaw (1943) and Duel in the Sun 
        (1946). These movies were the first to offer a greater variety of story 
        and character, and, together with films which had a psychological or 
        social theme, became known as "adult Westerns." Red River (1948) dealt 
        with postwar disillusionment, High Noon (1952) was a reaction to the 
        McCarthy era, and Broken Arrow (1950) treated the subject of racial 
        tolerance." [from ABC-CLIO America History and Life] 
        Magill's Survey of Cinema--English Language Films, first series 
        Edited by Frank N. Magill ; associate editors, Patricia King Hanson, 
        Stephen L. Hanson. pp: 248-51. Englewood Cliffs, N.J: Salem Press, 
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        Manchel, Frank. 
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        Portrayal of the Native American in Film / Peter C. Rollins and John E. 
        O'Connor, editors. pp: 91-106. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 
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        "Cultural Confusion: Broken Arrow: A Look Back at Delmar Davis' Broken 
        Arrow." Film & History 1993 23(1-4): 57-69.
        "Once heralded as a sympathetic and positive Hollywood portrayal of 
        American Indians, the film Broken Arrow (1950) actually distorts many 
        elements of the historical record, including Apache culture and 
        relations between Indians and whites." [from ABC-CLIO America History 
        and Life] 
        Tuska, Jon. 
        The Filming of the West. 1st ed. pp: 533-4. Garden City, N.Y.: 
        Doubleday, 1976. 
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        Umland, Sam. 
        "The Representation of the Native American in the Hollywood Western." 
        Platte Valley Review, vol. 19 no. 1. 1991 Winter. pp: 49-70. 
        Buffalo Bill and the Indians (Robert Altman) 
        "Buffalo Bill and the Indians" (review) Commentary,103 (Aug. 13, 1976), 
        pp.: 528-29 
        "Buffalo Bill and the Indians" (review) Commentary, 62 (Oct. 1976), pp.: 
        75-7 
        "Buffalo Bill and the Indians" (review) Film Quarterly, 45 (Winter 
        1976), p. 254 
        "Buffalo Bill and the Indians" (review) Films in Review, 27 (Oct. 1976), 
        pp:505-6 
        "Buffalo Bill and the Indians" (review) The Nation, 223 (July 31, 1976), 
        pp.: 93-4 
        "Buffalo Bill and the Indians" (review)New York Review of Books, 23 
        (July 15, 1976), pp: 29-30 
        "Buffalo Bill and the Indians" (review)New York Times, 23 (July 4, 
        1976), Sect II, p. 1 
        "Buffalo Bill and the Indians" (review)New York Times, 52 (July 28, 
        1976), p. 62 
        "Buffalo Bill and the Indians" (review)New Yorker, 23 (July 15, 1976), 
        pp: 29-30 
        "Buffalo Bill and the Indians" (review)Sight and Sound, 30 (Fall 1976), 
        pp: 54-60 
        Karp, Alan. 
        The Films of Robert Altman. pp: 75-82 Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 
        1981 
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        Self, Robert T. 
        "Author, Text, and Self in Buffalo Bill and the Indians." In: 
        Ambiguities in Literature and Film: selected papers from the Seventh 
        Annual Florida State University Conference on Literature and Film / 
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        Presses of Florida ; Tallahassee: Florida State University Press, c1988. 


        UCB Main PN56.A55 F551 1987 
        Ride the High Country (Sam Peckinpah) 
        "Ride the High Country" (review) Cinema, 1 (1963), p. 33 
        "Ride the High Country" (review)New York Times, (July 24, 1962), p. 26 
        "Ride the High Country" (review) Quarterly Review of Film Studies, 4:3 
        (1979), pp: 379-88. 
        "Ride the High Country" (review) Quarterly Review of Film Studies, 4:4 
        (1979), pp: 507-8 
        "Ride the High Country" (review) Sight and Sound, 31 (Summer 1962), p. 
        146 
        Engel, Leonard W. 
        "Sam Peckinpah's Heroes: Natty Bumppo and the Myth of the Rugged 
        Individual Still Reign." Literature/ Film Quarterly, vol. 16 no. 1. 
        1988. pp: 22-30. 
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        Blake, Richard A. 
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        Bowman, James. 
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        Greenberg, Harvey R. 
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        Illinois University Press, c1994. 
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        86-93. 
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