Sam Peckinpah - The Poll

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Straw Dogs

scissorlocks and the three bears (Eric H.), Tuesday, 3 May 2011 11:26 (thirteen years ago) link


Michael B, Tuesday, 3 May 2011 14:56 (thirteen years ago) link

Ride the High Country

your generation appalls me (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 3 May 2011 15:14 (thirteen years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Saturday, 7 May 2011 23:01 (thirteen years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Sunday, 8 May 2011 23:01 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...

Cross of Iron worth watching?

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 26 April 2013 17:07 (eleven years ago) link

cross of iron is a weird movie. Definitely pretty harsh and has a particularly surreal carnivalesque absurdity of war ending.

christmas candy bar (al leong), Friday, 26 April 2013 17:11 (eleven years ago) link

coburn is good, as is schell. I don't remember much of the plot but its anything but generic. Strange movie.

christmas candy bar (al leong), Friday, 26 April 2013 17:13 (eleven years ago) link

three years pass...

Noon Wine appears in The Killer Elite Blu-Ray.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 28 May 2016 12:24 (eight years ago) link

two months pass...

I am watching The Killer Elite right now.

mark s, Tuesday, 16 August 2016 19:46 (seven years ago) link

Did not like Straw Dogs. Sort of like Death Wish in the countryside but with artistic pretensions.

socka flocka-jones (man alive), Tuesday, 16 August 2016 19:53 (seven years ago) link

tKE is a funny mix so far: subtle agonies&quiddities of toxic masculinity solo and in gangs PLUS thudding do-you-see ironies re the ruthless crappiness pf bureaucracies PLUS high-end idealisation of the nobility and healing powers of culturally appropriated martial arts

duvall good, caan good, think the last film i watched partially set in san francisco was the hulk

mark s, Tuesday, 16 August 2016 20:01 (seven years ago) link

bohemian san francisco as mise en scene is reminding me of armistead maupin; the airport ninja-assassin attack scene was more like airplane

mark s, Tuesday, 16 August 2016 20:12 (seven years ago) link

weirdly pleased to discover that burt young (who plays mac) is a painter as well as an actor


mark s, Tuesday, 16 August 2016 20:54 (seven years ago) link

the suisun bay reserve fleet scenes are (a) kind of amazing, as an idea for a setting*, and (b) a whole bunch of clumsily shot, culturally goofy ninja stupidness

*actually the only thing i remember from the last time i saw this, maybe 35 years ago?

mark s, Tuesday, 16 August 2016 21:18 (seven years ago) link

five months pass...

i watched 'alfredo garcia' its amazingly uncinematic & I mean that positively; I enjoyed a lot of it - would still vote straw dogs here def

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 8 February 2017 13:21 (seven years ago) link

happy birthday you crazy sumbitch

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 21 February 2017 21:13 (seven years ago) link

seven months pass...

My list!

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 18 October 2017 03:22 (six years ago) link

when he was good, he was SOOOO good. Ride the High Country def a career highlight, and one that I hadn't seen until last year

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 18 October 2017 15:09 (six years ago) link

At worst it's rambling, but (Cable Hogue is) still so damn amiable -- it's like Peckinpah doing Altman.

and he's not very good at it. Great ending tho.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 20 October 2017 12:11 (six years ago) link

four years pass...

Watta turnout

Mr. Art-I-Ficial (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 9 July 2022 23:26 (two years ago) link

If they move…POLL ‘em!

L.M.N.O.P.Q. Jones (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 9 July 2022 23:58 (two years ago) link

i would think Alfredo Garcia would win this on a repoll but the turnout on the original has me wondering where the current popular reassessment of his works has leveled out at.

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Sunday, 10 July 2022 01:27 (two years ago) link

Can't remember if I voted but for me it's The Wild Bunch followed by Ride the High Country. I kind of like Straw Dogs but just the idea of it sort of creeps me out.

L.H.O.O.Q. Jones (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 10 July 2022 01:30 (two years ago) link

to this day my main memory of Pat Garrett is a scene where Dylan's Alias is naming canned goods in the background.

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Sunday, 10 July 2022 01:57 (two years ago) link

Pat Garrett was my favorite back in the day but now I don't remember much about it... it's been at least 25 years since I saw most of these. Nowadays I'd be most interested in revisiting High Country and Major Dundee.

Kim Kimberly, Sunday, 10 July 2022 03:58 (two years ago) link

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