• Film ID:
  • 1408
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=138 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • America.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
THE WILD BUNCH (1969)
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Peckinpah completely rewrites John Ford's Western mythology by looking at the passing of the Old West from the point of view of marginalised outlaws rather than law-abiding settlers. While never ignoring their brutality he contrasts their code of loyalty with that of the corrupt railroad magnates. In purely cinematic terms, the film is a savagely beautiful spectacle, Lucien Ballard's superb cinematography complementing Peckinpah's darkly elegiac vision.
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