The Wild Bunch (1969)

The Wild Bunch (44:37)

Wild Bunch, The

Sam Peckinpah’s only AFI film is another 1960’s game-changer, this time on the violence scale. William Holden seems to serve as Bloody Sam’s alter ego and this character is no hero. When he and his American bunch take on the pre-World War I Mexican army, things get rough. Subtext everywhere! We like or no like? Let’s go!

LINKS:

Sparkplug Coffee

Rotten Tomatoes reviews

The Wild Bunch on Wikipedia

Info about the Mexican Revolution

Links to: Ernest Borgnine and Warren Oates and Ben Johnson and Robert Ryan and John Wayne

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

1969 Academy Award winners and nominees

Links to: Sunset Boulevard and The Bridge On The River Kwai and Bonnie And Clyde and Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid and The Ballad Of Cable Hogue and Straw Dogs and Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia and The Walking Dead

YouTube links: The opening shoot-out and “If they move, kill ’em” and the bridge explosion and The Walk and the ending shoot-out

Next week on the T100P: Easy Rider

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