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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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“Through a Glass, Darkly”

“Through a Glass, Darkly”

Sam Peckinpah’s The Wild Bunch

Chapter:
(p.21) “Through a Glass, Darkly”
Source:
A Uniquely American Epic
Author(s):

Garner Simmons

Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813178141.003.0003

Garner Simmons’s essay meticulously details the preparations that Peckinpah and his crew went through, from the rewriting of the script to the work of The Wild Bunch’s wardrobe supervisor, coscriptwriter, and various other personnel, making it clear how Peckinpah remolded and reshaped the material, sometimes on the fly, to realize his dramatic vision.

Keywords:   Peckinpah, Wild Bunch script, Lucien Ballard, violence, special effects

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