In this podcast, Paul Farren & Wayne Byrne discuss Sam Peckinpah’s masterpiece The Wild Bunch, which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. Paul and Wayne look back on the film’s legacy and celebrate its “ballet of violence”

plus:

  • how Peckinpah turned the Western genre on its head
  • the response to the film at that time
  • Peckinpah’s career & style
  • themes and symbols running through his films
  • the personal Peckinpah
  • different readings of the film
  • his collaborators
  • the death of the Western
  • the legacy The Wild Bunch leaves

 

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