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Peckinpah, Hellman, and Thanatos

In 1974, Warren Oates starred in two uncompromisingly gritty films directed by two of the greatest directors of revisionist westerns of all time. “Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia” by Sam Peckinpah. 530 more words


The Warren Oates Factor

If you have been a regular visitor here over the past year then you should know by now that Warren Oates is one of those actors I love to champion. 331 more words

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Criterion: Ride in the Whirlwind, Monte Hellman, 1966

While Ride in the Whirlwind sbould be compared with the film that preceded it, The Shooting, it is not a carbon copy. It shares many elements in common with the companion film. 1,786 more words


The Shooting & Ride in the Whirlwind

Films naturally reflect the times in which they are made, there’s no getting away from that. As an art form they of course focus on certain themes, frequently timeless ones at that, but there’s no divorcing the artistic ambition from the current circumstances. 1,518 more words


Criterion: The Shooting, Monte Hellman, 1966

The Shooting and Ride In the Whirlwind were companion, low budget westerns pieces, shot together over a 7-week schedule (3 weeks for each with a week off in between). 998 more words


The Shooting (1966): Don’t even get me Sartred on Monte Hellman’s [adj. removed –ed.] Western


There. I typed it. And henceforth that word, long since rendered impotent, will not be used in this discussion of Monte Hellman’s lean, crafty and neglected Western… 829 more words

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Director of Photography: Gregory Sandor

Director: Monte Hellman

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