1.5/4, 1970s, Action, Review, Sam Peckinpah

Convoy

#12 in my ranking of Sam Peckinpah's filmography. The incoherence of late Peckinpah continues with this new effort to find a commercial hit. Based on the popular song and in an effort to replicate the financial success of Smokey and the Bandit, did eventually become financially successful, the most successful of Peckinpah's career. However, the… Continue reading Convoy

1970s, 4/4, Review, Sam Peckinpah, Western

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

#1 in my ranking of Sam Peckinpah's filmography. What an exploitative, trashy title, and what a sad, beautiful film behind it. Working with independent producer Martin Baum and his connections at United Artists, Sam Peckinpah was able to find funding for the script he had written with Gordon Dawson. Leaving Hollywood behind and filming in… Continue reading Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia