The surrealist jolt that so much of Peckinpah communicates flows from a particular way of seeing and experiencing the world. Luis Buñuel once observed that ‘neo-realist reality is incomplete, official and altogether reasonable; but the poetry, the mystery, everything that completes and enlarges tangible reality is completely missing.’ Different from Buñuel in many ways, Peckinpah nevertheless reveals a similarly al-embracing vision, a total response to the world. 415 more words