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A Uniquely American EpicIntimacy and Action, Tenderness and Violence in Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch$
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Michael Bliss

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780813178141

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813178141.001.0001

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The Homeric Power of Peckinpah’s Violence

The Homeric Power of Peckinpah’s Violence

(p.10) The Homeric Power of Peckinpah’s Violence
A Uniquely American Epic

Michael Sragow

University Press of Kentucky

Michael Sragow’s essay outlines the conflict between Warner Bros. and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) over the X rating that the MPAA initially gave to the proposed rerelease of The Wild Bunch in 1993. Sragow also discusses the film’s depiction of violence and how, in contrast to many other movies, the film is not self-indulgent in depicting it.

Keywords:   Warner Bros, MPAA, movie violence, classic aspects of The Wild Bunch

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