1/4, 1970s, Review, Sam Peckinpah, Thriller

The Killer Elite

#13 in my ranking of Sam Peckinpah's filmography. Having trashed his reputation across all of Hollywood, Sam Peckinpah could only return to Martin Baum and United Artists, this time on a much shorter leash than with Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, and work with a story based on an unremarkable novel (Monkey in… Continue reading The Killer Elite

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