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Warren Oates

“There were forty western series, and I went from one to the other. I started out playing the third bad guy on a horse and worked my way up to the No. 138 more words



“It’s ugly, brutalizing and bloody fucking awful. It’s not fun and games and cowboys and Indians. It’s a terrible, ugly thing. And yet there’s a certain response that you get from it, an excitement because we’re all violent people.” 433 more words


Of Love and Other Demons (From Locarno 2015): Peckinpah and Sex Part 1 - 'The Ballad of Cable Hogue'

Sam Peckinpah, who is currently being honoured by the 2015 Locarno International Film Festival, has a complicated relationship with sex. A broadly masculine output, his films were concerned with the insecurities and challenges of men. 748 more words

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July Favourites

My favourites for July:

Favourite discovery:

Rust and Bone (2012)

Favourite new release (ex aequo):

Wild (2014) & Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015)

Least favourite discovery: 14 more words


The Wild Bunch

I’ve been  picking some wild flowers.
The patch of Nipplewort with tiny yellow flowers I mentioned yesterday and a beautiful plume of seed heads on some grasses inspired me to gathera bunch of wild flowers and grasses together.  148 more words


Slow West Review

There’s a rare moment of quiet in Slow West where affable European stranger Werner, in conversation with our meek protagonist Jay (Kodi-Smit McPhee), ponders how Native American culture will be mythologised and idolised if they’re civilisation is to be eradicated. 919 more words

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Neo-Fascist Consideration of Walon Green & Sam Peckinpah’s THE WILD BUNCH: The Ride of the ‘Last Barbarians’(and Some Notes on Akira Kurosawa, Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Ingmar Bergman). PART 2.


Continued from PART 1 of the Blogpost.

Topics discussed: The Third Man, Harry Lime, virtues and subvirtues, Andrei Rublev, Stalker, Solaris, Andrei Tarkovsky, Nostalghia, Excalibur, Requiem for a Dream, Darren Aronofsky, Kenji Mizoguchi, Medieval Era, Akira Kurosawa, Record of a Living Being, I Live in Fear, Ran, Lady Kaeda, Zabriskie Point, Ugetsu Monogatari, Robert Bresson, Chinatown, Dark Patriarch, Ohayo, Yasujiro Ozu, Dodeskaden, Being John Malkovich, Fellini Satyricon, Michael Cimino, Heaven’s Gate, I Vitelloni, La Dolce Vita, Theo Angelopoulos, Vampyr, Carl Dreyer, the power of TV, Sabrina Rubin Erderly, omnipotent objectivity, omnipotent subjectivity, impure purism, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Thing, John Carpenter, Ingmar Bergman, Private Confession, Sunday’s Children, Best Intentions, Emir Kusturica, Time of the Gypsies. 95,855 more words