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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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Sam Peckinpah, Actor’s Director

Sam Peckinpah, Actor’s Director

(p.96) Sam Peckinpah, Actor’s Director
A Uniquely American Epic

Steve Vineberg

University Press of Kentucky

In his essay on the acting in The Wild Bunch, Steve Vineberg delves into details about some of the film’s major players, including William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, and Robert Ryan, as well as members of the supporting cast. Vineberg gives us insightful background on the actors’ work in previous films, establishing links between this work and their performances in The Wild Bunch.

Keywords:   acting styles, director’s influence on actors, William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan

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