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TTYA - The Wild Bunch (1969)

What a wild bunch a fellas these boys are! Yee haw, I’m a cowboy! This is not at all an accurate representation of the tone of this film, boy howdy! 451 more words

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Uncontrollable (The Wild Bunch, 1969)

Pike Bishop and his gang are hoping to retire.  They plan a last big score, but are betrayed by ex-partner Deke Thorton.  The last remaining survivors of the gang make the run to Mexico. 154 more words


The Wild Bunch

Some movies come along and deconstruct a genre so thoroughly that their mission statement might as well be: Things are gonna change around here. Such is the case with The Wild Bunch, Sam Peckinpah’s masterpiece of cinematic bloodletting that laid the headstone on a generation of family-friendly cowboy movies, disabused the audience of its own myths about why the Wild West was so named, and redrew the boundaries on what levels of violence would be acceptable in Hollywood filmmaking. 945 more words


A Decade of Western Films: The 1960s

The 1960s was the last decade of significance for the Western film genre. Sure, there have been Westerns since then but the game changed forever. To understand the change and to appreciate how the Western changed, let’s look at one film from each year of the decade. 1,232 more words


Film History 101 (Part 8)

As we have seen, the 1960s was a transitional decade for Hollywood as it was overcome by a new wave of youth-oriented pictures.  As such, it began to feature an ever expanding variety of new styles, themes, and story lines.  3,548 more words


The Wild Bunch

AFI Top 100 Ranking: 79

Release: June 18, 1969

Writer: Walon Green, Sam Peckinpah

Director: Sam Peckinpah

Star: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan

Music: Jerry Fielding… 1,085 more words

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BQB's Classic Movie Reviews - The Wild Bunch (1969)

Guns, titties, and the most gruesome Wild West shootout to ever be caught on film.

BQB here with a review of “The Wild Bunch.”

The Old American West was a villain’s paradise.  942 more words