Sam Peckinpah - The Poll

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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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