Sam Peckinpah:
A Bibliography of Materials in the UC Berkeley Library












Books
Journal Articles

Articles and Books on Individual films

Books/Videos

Bliss, Michael
Justified lives : morality & narrative in the films of Sam Peckinpah Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c1993.
MAIN: PN1998.3.P43 B57 1993
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Butler, Terence.
Crucified heroes : the films of Sam Peckinpah London : Gordon Fraser, 1979.
MAIN: PN1998.A3 P42521 1979; Storage Info: B 3 178 045

Causse, François.
Sam Peckinpah : la violence du crepuscule Paris : Dreamland, 2001.
MAIN: PN1998.3.P43 C38 2001

Chong, Sylvia
"From "blood auteurism" to the violence of pornography : Sam Peckinpah and Oliver Stone." In: New Hollywood violence / edited by Steven Jay Schneider. Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Palgrave, 2004.
Main Stack PN1995.9.V5.N49 2004

Dukore, Bernard Frank
Sam Peckinpah's feature films Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c1999.
MAIN: PN1998.3.P43 D85 1999
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Evans, Max.
Sam Peckinpah, Master of Violence; being the account of the making of a movie and other sundry things. Vermillion, S.D., Dakota Press, 1972.
MAIN: PN1997 .B2458; Storage Info: B 3 567 613

Evans, Max.
"Sam Peckinpah." In: Super bull and other true escapades / Max Evans, with an introduction, by Charles Champlin. [Albuquerque, N.M.] : University of New Mexico Press, c1986.
Main Stack PS3555.V23.Z4761 1986 Storage Info: B 4 724 427

Fine, Marshall
Bloody Sam : the life and films of Sam Peckinpah New York : D.I. Fine, c1991.
MAIN: PN1998.3.P43 F56 1991

Fulwood, Neil
The films of Sam Peckinpah. London : Batsford, 2002.
MAIN: PN1998.3.P43 F84 2002

Kitses, Demetrius John.
Horizons West; Anthony Mann, Budd Boetticher, Sam Peckinpah: studies of authorship within the western London, Thames and Hudson, 1969.
MAIN: PN1993 .C45 v.12;

Kitses, Demetrius John.
Horizons West; Anthony Mann, Budd Boetticher, Sam Peckinpah: studies of authorship within the western Bloomington, Indiana University Press [1970, c1969]
MOFF: PN1995.9.W4 K5
PFA : PN1995.9.W4 K5 1970

Lenihan, John H.
"Western Film and the American Dream: The Cinematic Frontier of Sam Peckinpah." In: The Frontier experience and the American dream : essays on American literature / edited by David Mogen, Mark Busby, and Paul Bryant. 1st ed. College Station : Texas A & M University Press, c1989.
Main Stack PS169.F7.F761 1989
Moffitt PS169.F7.F76 1989

Loy, R. Philip
"Sam Peckinpah in the 1960s." In: Westerns in a changing America, 1955-2000 Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2004.
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0417/2004009588.html
Main Stack PN1995.9.W4.L694 2004
Bancroft PN1995.9.W4.L694 2004

McKinney, Doug.
Sam Peckinpah Boston : Twayne Publishers, 1979.
MAIN: PN1998.A3 .P4256

Mesce, Bill.
Peckinpah's women : a reappraisal of the portrayal of women in the period Westerns of Sam Peckinpah Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2001.
MAIN: PN1998.3.P43 M47 2001
PFA : PN1998.3.P43 M47 2001

Murray, Gabrielle.
This wounded cinema, this wounded life : violence and utopia in the films of Sam Peckinpah Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2004.
MAIN: PN1998.3.P43 M87 2004
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Ndalianis Angela; Henry, Charlotte
"Sam Peckinpah." In: Stars in our eyes : the star phenomenon in the contemporary era / edited by Angela Ndalianis and Cha Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2002.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.2 .S695 2002 DUE 05-14-10
Pacific Film Archive PN2285 .S69 2002
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Parrill, William.
Heroes' twilight : the films of Sam Peckinpah Minneapolis : Alpha Editions, c1983.
PFA : PN1998.3.P43 P37 1983

Prince, Stephen
"The Aesthetics of Slow-Motion Violence in the Films of Sam Peckinpah." In: Screening violence / edited and with an introduction by Stephen Prince. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2000. Rutgers depth of field series
Main Stack PN1995.9.V5.S395 2000

Prince, Stephen
"Genre and violence in the work of Kurosawa and Peckinpah." In: Action and adventure cinema / edited by Yvonne Tasker. London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0413/2004001612.html
MAIN: PN1995.9.A3 A28
GRDS: PN1995.9.A3 A28 2004

Prince, Stephen
Savage cinema : Sam Peckinpah and the rise of ultraviolent movies Austin : University of Texas Press, 1998.
MAIN: PN1998.3.P43 P75 1998
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Rittger, Guy C.
"The Regime of the Exploding Body and the Erotics of Film Violence: Penn, Peckinpah, Tarantino, and Beyond ..." In: The image of violence in literature, the media, and society ; selected papers [from the] 1995 conference [of the] Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery / edited by Will Wright and Steven Kaplan. Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery. Conference Colorado Springs, Co.) 1995 : Pueblo, Co. : The Society, 1995.
Main Stack P96.V5.S66 1995

Sam Peckinpah : interviews
Edited by Kevin J. Hayes. Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c2008.
MAIN: PN1998.3.P43 A3 2008
MOFF: PN1998.3.P43 A3 2008
PFA : PN1998.3.P43 A3 2008
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Sam Peckinpah's West : new perspectives
Edited by Leonard Engel. Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, c2003.
MAIN: PN1998.3.P43 S26 2003

Seydor, Paul
Peckinpah : the Western films : a reconsideration Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c1997.
MAIN: PN1998.3.P43 S48 1997
MAIN: PN1998.A3 .P4258 [earlier edition]
MOFF: PN1998.3.P43 S48 1997
MOFF: PN1998.A3 .P4258 [earlier edition]
BANC: PN1998.3.P43 S48 1997
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Simmons, Garner
Peckinpah, a portrait in montage Austin : University of Texas Press, 1982
MAIN: PN1998.A3 P42586 1982
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Stanfield, Peter
"Sam Peckinpah." In: Contemporary American cinema / edited by Linda Ruth Williams and Michael Hammond. London ; Boston : Open University Press, c2006.
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Weathers, Stephen
"Death with Dignity: Comitatus in Sam Peckinpah's 'New Western'" In: Westerns : paperback novels and movies from Hollywood / edited by Paul Varner. Newcastle, UK : Cambridge Scholars, 2007. (pp. 103-111).
MAIN: PN1995.9.W4 W46 2007;

Weddle, David.
If they move-- kill 'em! : the life and times of Sam Peckinpah New York : Grove Press, c1994.
MAIN: PN1998.3.P43 W44 1994
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Journal Articles

Andrews, N.
"Sam Peckinpah, the survivor and the individual." Sight & Sound Vol XLII nr 2 (Spring 1973); p 69-74
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Examines the central characters in four recent Peckinpah films in the light of the conflict between survival and individualism.

Brauer, Ralph.
"The Fractured Eye: Myth And History In The Westerns Of John Ford And Sam Peckinpah." Film & History 1977 7(4): 73-84
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Brauer, R.A.
"Who are those guys? The movie western during the TV era." Journal of Popular Film and Television Vol II nr 4 (Fall 1973); p 389-404
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Discusses how the westerns of the 1960's and 1970's (esp. Peckinpah, Hellman, Altman) differ from their predecessors.

Brauer, Ralph
"The Fractured Eye: Myth and History in the Westerns of John Ford and Sam Peckinpah." Film & History; Dec1977, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p73-84, 12p
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Bryson, John.
"Sam Peckinpah: "You have to be so tough they have to kill you to get at you."." American Film 10 (April 1985): 20(7).
As tribute to the late director S.P., a memoir of working with him on "The getaway".

Callenbach, Ernest
"A Conversation with Sam Peckinpah A Conversation with Sam Peckinpah." Film Quarterly, Vol. 17, No. 2 (Winter, 1963-1964), pp. 3-10
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Castle, Robert
"Their Dying Is His Living: The Violent Offerings of Sam Peckinpah." Film Journal, vol. 1, no. 4, pp. [no pagination], 2002.
Robert Castle examines the psychological ramifications of Sam Peckinpah's bloodlust.

Crispin Miller, Mark
"In Defense of Sam Peckinpah." Film Quarterly 28:3 (Spring 1975)
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Denby, D.
"Violence enshrined." The Atlantic Monthly (1971) v. 229 (April 1972) p. 118-20+

Engel, Leonard
"Sam Peckinpah's Heroes: Natty Bumppo and the Myth of the Rugged Individual Still Reign." Literature/Film Quarterly, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 22-30, 1988.
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Examines the films (1946-73) of John Ford and Sam Peckinpah in terms of their use of western mythos, evolution of consciousness, and historical myth.

Engel, Leonard
"Space and Enclosure in Cooper and Peckinpah: Regeneration in the Open Spaces." Journal of American Culture, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 86-93, Summer 1991.
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Farber, Stephen
"Peckinpah's Return Peckinpah's Return." Film Quarterly, Vol. 23, No. 1 (Autumn, 1969), pp. 2-11
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García Tsao, Leonardo; Kraniauskas, John
"New Mexican tales./ Stepping over the border." Sight & Sound Vol III nr 6 (June 1993); p 30-32
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A discussion of the new generation of Mexican filmmakers, their recent commercial success and the background to this resurgence of Mexican cinema; plus a look at Hollywood's view of Mexico, esp. referring to the films of Sam Peckinpah.

Gentner, R.; Birdsall, D.
"Sam Peckinpah : cutter." Film Comment Vol XVII nr 1 (Jan-Feb 1981); p 35-37
Discusses S.P.'s editing style.

Gregory, Charles T.
"Good Guys and Bad Guys." Film Heritage 1973 8(3): 1-9. ISSN: 0015-1270
"Political and social idealists have invaded both the creative and critical realms of the film world just when American films are verging on a more sophisticated refusal to categorize and stereotype. Questions aspects of audience identification in 2001: A Space Odyssey and Dr. Strangelove, and states that Sam Peckinpah's love/hate relationships and celebration of violence, speed, and power have been misunderstood. In The Godfather Francis Ford Coppola invites the audience to identify with the "nice" son Michael and to admire the kind-but-stern justice of the godfather. The French Connection hovers uneasily in the middle ground between the easily defended films of Coppola, Peckinpah and Kubrick and the flawed, indefensibly exploitative films like Dirty Harry and Shaft's Big Score." [America: History and Life]

Gronstad, Asbjorn.
"Gathering At The River: Ford, Peckinpah And The Failure Of The Communal." American Studies in Scandinavia [Denmark] 2003 35(1): 51-67.
"Analyzes the contrasting textual appropriations and metamorphoses of the hymn "Shall We Gather at the River" (1865) by Baptist minister Robert Lowry (1826-99) in the films My Darling Clementine (1946) directed by John Ford (1895-1974) and The Wild Bunch (1969) directed by Sam Peckinpah and examines the degree to which local filmic elements had an impact on the ideological structures of the two Westerns." [America: History and Life]

Jameson, Richard T.; others
"Midsection : Sam Peckinpah." Film Comment Vol XVII nr 1 (Jan-Feb 1981); p 33-48
Series of articles on the career and films of S.P.

Jameson, Richard T.
"Strother, Martin." Film Comment Vol XVII nr 1 (Jan-Feb 1981); p 37-38
American actor S.M. talks about working with Sam Peckinpah.

Kael, Pauline
"Notes on the Nihilistic-Poetry of Sam Peckinpah" The New Yorker 12 January 1976.

Kael, Pauline; Sotelo, Charlie
"The Wild Man." New Yorker, vol. 75, no. 33, pp. 98-101, November 1999.

Kerstein, Benjamin
"The Last Man: An Epitaph for Sam Peckinpah." Senses of Cinema: An Online Film Journal Devoted to the Serious and Eclectic Discussion of Cinema, vol. 40, pp. (no pagination), July 2006

Kluge, P. F.
"Director Sam Peckinpah: what price violence?" Life v. 73 (August 11 1972) p. 47-50+

Kraniauskas, John.
"Stepping over the border. (Mexico in films)." Sight and Sound 3.n6 (June 1993): 32(2).
"Mexico and Mexicans have been portrayed as racist stereotypes in Hollywood movies, but director Sam Peckinpah's movies have been more sympathetic. For example, 'The Wild Bunch' attacks the mythology of heroic violence, westerns and the Mexican Revolution. 'Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia' is a tale of revenge by a rich landowner on a man who seduces his daughter, and the tale is a caution against the intoxication of violence." [Expanded Academic Index]

"Man and myth." Time v. 93 (June 20 1969) p. 85+

Mcarthur, Colin
"Sam Peckinpah's West" Sight and Sound 36:4 (Autumn 1967) p. 180
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Murray, Gabrielle
"Sam Peckinpah." [Great Directors, A Critical Database] Senses of Cinema

Parker, Hershel.
"The auteur-author paradox: how critics of the cinema and the novel talk about flawed or even "mutilated" texts." Studies in the Novel 27.n3 (Fall 1995): 413(14).
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"Peckinpah: primitive horror." Time v. 98 (December 20 1971) p. 85+

Pettit, Arthur G.
"Nightmare And Nostalgia: The Cinema West Of Sam Peckinpah." Western Humanities Review 1975 29(2): 105-122.
Examines violence and nostalgia in the western films of Sam Peckinpah in the 1960's and 70's.

Robertson, Richard.
"New Directions in Westerns of the 1960's and 70's." Journal of the West 1983 22(4): 43-52.
"Analyzes the plots of Western movies of the 1960's-70's. Among the recurrent themes are those of race, as evidenced in Sergeant Rutledge (1960) and Cheyenne Autumn (1964), and violence, which in this era is more brutal and more graphic, as seen in such Sergio Leone films as A Fistful of Dollars, A Few Dollars More, and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Explicit sex is another feature of films of this era, as in Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch (1969). The passing of the frontier and the aging of the main protagonist are companion themes seen in such films as Hud (1963), Will Penny (1968), and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)." [America: History and Life]

Seydor, Paul
"Sam Peckinpah." Sight and Sound, vol. 5, no. 10, pp. 18-21, Fall 1995.
"Sam Peckinpah is one of the most underrated directors. The media and popular press were more or less absent when Sam breathed his last in 1984. His last years were extremely troubled as he took to alcohol and drugs and was almost completely rejected by the film industry of Hollywood. As a director, Sam was more popular for his treatment violent subjects. However, those who knew his cinema closely argue that his films were entrenched in deep love." [Expanded Academic Index]

Sinclair, Stewart.
"Sam Peckinpah's forensic social work blues: will the tin star kep shining?" Journal of Forensic Psychiatry, Dec2002, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p499, 3p
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Thomson, David; Weddle, David.
"Sam Peckinpah." Sight & Sound, Feb2009, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p32-36, 5
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Thomson, David; Bomar, F.A.; Warren, A.J.
"Warren Oates."Film Comment Vol XVII nr 1 (Jan-Feb 1981); p 41-43
Actor W.O. discusses working with Sam Peckinpah.

Wanat, Matt.
"Peckinpah's Women: A Reappraisal of the Portrayal of Women in the Period Westerns of Sam Peckinpah." Western American Literature, Spring 2003, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p315-317, 3p

Weddle, David
"Wild Things: What was it like to work with Peckinpah on The Wild Bunch?" Sight and Sound 5:10 (1995) p. 24-29
David Weddle talks to the survivors and reconstructs the making of a masterpiece
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Whitehall, Richard
"Talking with Peckinpah." Sight and Sound 38:4 (Autumn 1969) p. 172
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Obituaries

Bennetts, Leslie.
"Sam Peckinpah: Movie Director Dies", The New York Times 29 December 1984, p. 26

"Died. Sam Peckinpah. (obituary)." Time 125 (Jan 7, 1985): 83(1).

McCarthy, Todd.
"Sam Peckinpah, controversial director, dead at 59 in Calif. (obituary)." Variety 317 (Jan 2, 1985): 4(2).

Murphy, Kathleen.
"Sam Peckinpah: no bleeding heart. (obituary)." Film Comment 21 (March-April 1985): 74(2).

"Peckinpah, Sam. (obituary)." Current Biography 46 (Feb 1985): 44(1).

"Sam Peckinpah. (obituary)." Newsweek 105 (Jan 7, 1985): 65(1).

Articles and Books on Individual films

The Ballad of Cable Hogue

Burke, Frank.
"Divining Peckinpah: religious paradigm and ideology in Convoy and The Ballad of Cable Hogue." In Sam Peckinpah's West : new perspectives / edited by Leonard Engel. Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, c2003.
MAIN: PN1998.3.P43 S26 2003

Gourlie, John M.
"Peckinpah's Song of Songs: The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)." Journal of American Culture, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 95-97, Summer 1991.
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Gourlie, John M.
"Peckinpah's epic vision: The Wild Bunch and The Ballad of Cable Hogue." In: Sam Peckinpah's West : new perspectives / edited by Leonard Engel. Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, c2003.
MAIN: PN1998.3.P43 S26 2003

Jameson, Richard T.
"The ballad of Cable Hogue." Film Comment Vol XVII nr 1 (Jan-Feb 1981); p 38-40
Thematic and stylistic analysis of the film.

"Sam Peckinpah: Ballad of Cable Hogue." Film Comment 17:1 (Jan./Feb. 1981) p. 38

Bring me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

García Tsao, Leonardo; Kraniauskas, John
"New Mexican tales./ Stepping over the border." Sight & Sound Vol III nr 6 (June 1993); p 30-32
A discussion of the new generation of Mexican filmmakers, their recent commercial success and the background to this resurgence of Mexican cinema; plus a look at Hollywood's view of Mexico, esp. referring to the films of Sam Peckinpah.

Kraniauskas, John.
"Stepping over the border. (Mexico in films)." Sight and Sound 3.n6 (June 1993): 32(2).
"Mexico and Mexicans have been portrayed as racist stereotypes in Hollywood movies, but director Sam Peckinpah's movies have been more sympathetic. For example, 'The Wild Bunch' attacks the mythology of heroic violence, westerns and the Mexican Revolution. 'Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia' is a tale of revenge by a rich landowner on a man who seduces his daughter, and the tale is a caution against the intoxication of violence." [Expanded Academic Index]

Miller, Mark Crispin
"In defense of Sam Peckinpah." Film Quarterly Vol XXVIII nr 3 (Spring 1975); p 2-17
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M.C.M. analyzes the violence and morality of Sam Peckinpah's films centering on "Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia".

Murphy, Kathleen; Jameson, T.
"Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia." Film Comment Vol XVII nr 1 (Jan-Feb 1981); p 44-48
Thematic and stylistic analysis of the film.

Pick, Zuzana M.
"A Romance with Mexico: The Epic Spectacle of the Revolution." Canadian Journal of Film Studies/Revue Canadienne D'Etudes Cinématographiques, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 3-22, Fall 2000.

Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid

Aghed, Jan
"Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid." Sight & Sound Vol XLII nr 2 (Spring 1973); p 64-69
Report on the shooting of the film on location in Mexico. Extracts from the script showing how the novel was adapted for the screen.

Engel, Leonard.
"'Who are you?' 'That's a good question.' Shifting identities in Sam Peckinpah's Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid." In: Sam Peckinpah's West : new perspectives / edited by Leonard Engel. Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, c2003.
MAIN: PN1998.3.P43 S26 2003

Le Cain, Maximilian
"Drifting out of the Territory: Sam Peckinpah's Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid." Senses of Cinema: An Online Film Journal Devoted to the Serious and Eclectic Discussion of Cinema, vol. 13, pp. (no pagination), Apr 2001

Restivo, Angelo
"The economic miracle and its discontents. Bandit films in Spain and Italy."Film Quarterly Vol XLIX nr 2 (Winter 1995-96); p 30-40
Considers reasons for the trend of bandit films in Spain and Italy during the early 1960's, paying special attention to "Llanto por un bandido", "Banditi a Orgosolo", Salvatore Giuliano", as well as Sam Peckinpah's 'ultimate bandit film', "Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid".

Sarchett, Barry W.
"The Outlaw as Figure, the Figure as Outlaw: Narrativity and Interpretation in Sam Peckinpah's Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid." New Orleans Review, vol. 19, no. 3-4, pp. 174-81, Fall 1992

Simmons, Garner.
"Sam Peckinpah's Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid." Velvet Light Trap: A Critical Journal of Film & Television, Spring74 Issue 12, p34-36, 3p
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Stevens, Brad
"Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid." In: The book of westerns / edited by Ian Cameron and Douglas Pye. New York : Continuum, 1996.
Main Stack PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996
Moffitt PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996
Bancroft PN1995.9.W4.B66 1996

Strick, Philip
"Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid." (review) Sight & Sound Vol XLII nr 4 (Autumn 1973); p 232-33

Thomson, David.
"Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid." American Film 11 (Oct 1985): 74(1).

Ride the High Country

Corkin, Stanley
"Imperialist Nostalgia and the Road to Vietnam: Lonely Are the Brave, Ride the High Country, and the Man Who Shot Liberty Valance." In: Cowboys as cold warriors : the Western and U.S. history / Stanley Corkin. Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2004.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.W4 C65 2004
Bancroft PN1995.9.W4 C65 2004

Harcourt, Peter.
"The Film As Poetic Drama: Sam Peckinpah's Ride The High Country." Queen's Quarterly [Canada] 1968 75(4): 632-641.
Sam Peckinpah's film Ride the High Country (1968) focuses on cowboys and morality in the West during the 1880's.

Hughes, Howard.
"'All I Want is to Enter My House Justified' - 'Ride the High Country' (1962)." In: Stagecoach to tombstone : the filmgoers' guide to the great westerns / Howard Hughes. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; 2008.
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Moffitt PN1995.9.W4 H833 2008)
"Ride the High Country" (review) Cinema, 1 (1963), p. 33

"Ride the High Country" (review)New York Times, (July 24, 1962), p. 26

"Ride the High Country" (review) Quarterly Review of Film Studies, 4:3 (1979), pp: 379-88.

"Ride the High Country" (review) Quarterly Review of Film Studies, 4:4 (1979), pp: 507-8

"Ride the High Country" (review) Sight and Sound, 31 (Summer 1962), p. 146

Engel, Leonard W.
"Sam Peckinpah's Heroes: Natty Bumppo and the Myth of the Rugged Individual Still Reign." Literature/ Film Quarterly, vol. 16 no. 1. 1988. pp: 22-30.

Magill's Survey of Cinema--English Language Films
Edited by Frank N. Magill; associate editors, Patricia King Hanson, Stephen L. Hanson. Series I, v3, pp: 1447-50. Englewood Cliffs, N.J: Salem Press, c1980.
UCB Hum/Area PN1995 .M3 V.1-4 (C1980)
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Skerry, Philip J.
"The Western Film: A Sense of an Ending." New Orleans Review, vol. 17 no. 3. 1990 Fall. pp: 13-17.

Straw Dogs

Barr, Charles
"Straw dogs, A clockwork orange and the critics."Screen Vol XIII nr 2 (Summer 1972); p 17-31
A comparison between the treatment of violence in "Straw dogs" and in "A clockwork orange", with reference to the way in which the two films have been received by the critics.

Colwell, C. Carter
"Law-Man: Evolving Justice in Movie Genres." In: Design, pattern, style, hallmarks of a developing American culture : (SEASA 83) : papers presented at the biennial conference, the College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, 7-9 April 1983 / Southeastern American Studies Association ; edited by Don Harkness. Tampa, Fla. : American Studies Press, c1983.
Main Stack NX503.D471 1983

Greenfield, Pierre
"Dirty dogs, dirty devils and Dirty Harry." Velvet Light Trap nr 16 (Fall 1976); p 34-37
Defence of "Straw dogs", "The devils" and "Dirty Harry" as courageous portrayals of the violence in people.

Hagenauer, Fedor; Hamilton, James W.
"Straw Dogs": Aggression and violence in modern film." American Imago. Vol 30(3), Fal 1973, pp. 221-249
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"Discusses some aspects of aggression and violence as presented in Sam Peckinpah's film "Straw Dogs." The adaptation of this film from a novel was made in such a way as to emphasize intrapsychic core conflicts of dependence, oral rage, separation-individuation, and passivity. A psychoanalytic approach to the material reveals definite patterns of highly overdetermined behavior with clearly identifiable genetic components. It offers a more complete understanding of the story and a more thorough account of the impact of the film. Biographical data on the director is included. The role of violence in human evolution is discussed." [PsychInfo]

Johnson, William
"Straw Dogs." Film Quarterly Vol XXVI nr 1 (Fall 1972); p 61-64

Kael, P.
"Straw Dogs." The New Yorker v. 47 (January 29 1972) p. 80+

Kolker, Robert Phillip
"Oranges, dogs, and ultra-violence." Journal of Popular Film and Television Vol I nr 3 (Summer 1972); p 159-172
Discussion of various directorial approaches to violence as seen in "A clockwork orange", "Dirty Harry" and "Straw dogs".

Milne, Tom
"Straw Dogs." (review)Sight & Sound Vol XLI nr 1 (Winter 1971-72); p 50

Ostertag, Isa
"'I Got Them All': (De-)Constructing Masculinity through Violence in Sam Peckinpah's Straw Dogs." Amerikastudien/American Studies, vol. 43, no. 4, pp. 657-70, 1998.

Palmieri, Rory.
"Straw Dogs: Sam Peckinpah and the Classical Western Narrative." Studies in the Literary Imagination, Spring83, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p29, 14p
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Shaffer, L.
"The Wild Bunch versus Straw Dogs." Sight & Sound Vol XLI nr 3 (Summer 1972); p 132-133
Compares the treatment of violence in two of Peckinpah's films: "The wild bunch" and "Straw dogs".

Weddle, David
"Straw Dogs: They Want to See Brains Flying Out?" Sight and Sound, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 20-25, February 1995.
"Sam Peckinpah used his 1971 film 'Straw Dogs' to explore his ambivalence toward violence, with strong directorial and editing techniques, to create a cathartic psychodrama. Forced into the stereotype of 'action' director, Peckinpah, probably disturbed by the violence breaking out all over the world, documented the violence unleashed when a peace-loving man explodes with rage on being pushed to the limit by evil forces. The director pushed the cast to their limits, extracting compelling performances. Lead actress Susan George, who almost walked off the film, delivered a powerful portrayal in a rape scene that added to the notoriety of the film." [Expanded Academic Index]

Johnson, William
"Straw Dogs by Sam Peckinpah." Film Quarterly, Vol. 26, No. 1 (Autumn, 1972), pp. 61-64
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Williams, Linda Ruth
"Straw Dogs: Women Can Only Misbehave." Sight and Sound, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 26-27, February 1995.
"Sam Peckinpah's 'Straw Dogs' has a negative representation of femininity, with the lead female role Amy Sumner, being shown as sexually perverse, disobedient to her husband and unreliable. Even the controversial rape sequence has Amy exhibiting her ambivalence. While Amy is characterized as the wife who causes disruption, her role is symbolic of the film's refusal to take a stand." [Expanded Academic Index]

The Wild Bunch

Adams, Jon K.
"The Layering of History in Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch." Zeitschrift für Anglistik und Amerikanistik: A Quarterly of Language, Literature and Culture, vol. 53, no. 3, pp. 285-90, 2005

Allen, Richard.
"The Wild Bunch." Psychoanalytic Review, 1995, Vol. 82 Issue 5, p769-772, 4p

Alleva, Richard.
"The Wild Bunch." Commonweal 122.n8 (April 21, 1995): 17(1).
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Bliss, Michael
Justified Lives: Morality & Narrative in the Films of Sam Peckinpah / Michael Bliss. Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, c1993.
UCB Main PN1998.3.P43 B57 1993

Bowman, James.
"It's a man's world." (motion pictures featuring fighting men)American Spectator v28, n6 (June, 1995):56 (2 pages).

Cook, David A.
"The Wild Bunch, Fifteen Years After." North Dakota Quarterly vol. 51 no. 3. 1983 Summer. pp: 123-130.

Coyne, Michael.
"Receding Frontiers, Narrowing Option: The Wild Bunch and the Western in Richard Nixon's America." In: The crowded prairie : American national identity in the Hollywood western / Michael Coyne. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; [New York : distributed by St. Martin's Press], 1997.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.W4 C69 1997

Crowther, Bosley.
Reruns: Fifty Memorable Films / by Bosley Crowther. pp: 224-7 New York : Putnam, c1978.
UCB Main PN1995 .C757 1978

Doing it Right: The Best Criticism on Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch /
Edited with an introduction by Michael Bliss. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, c1994.
UCB Main PN1997.W536133 D6 1994

Engel, Leonard
"Space and Enclosure in Cooper and Peckinpah: Regeneration in the Open Spaces." Journal of American Culture, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 86-93, Summer 1991.
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Field, Syd.
"The Wild Bunch." In: Going to the movies: a personal journey through four decades of modern film / Syd Field. New York, N.Y. : Dell Pub., c2001.
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Fine, Marshall
Bloody Sam: The Life and Films of Sam Peckinpah / by Marshall Fine. New York : D.I. Fine, c1991.
UCB Main PN1998.3.P43 F56 1991

Galperin, William
"History into Allegory: "The Wild Bunch" as Vietnam Movie." Western Humanities Review 35:2 (1981:Summer) 153

Gourlie, John M.
"Peckinpah's epic vision: The Wild Bunch and The Ballad of Cable Hogue." In: Sam Peckinpah's West : new perspectives / edited by Leonard Engel. Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, c2003.
MAIN: PN1998.3.P43 S26 2003

Graham, Allison.
"The Final Go-Around: Peckinpah's Wild Bunch at the End of the Frontier." Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature vol. 16 no. 1-2. 1983 Winter-Spring. pp: 55-70.

Grønstad, Asbjørn.
"Blood of a Poet: Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch." In: Transfigurations: violence, death and masculinity in American cinema Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2008.
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Grønstad, Asbjørn
"Peckinpah's Walden: The Violent Indictment of 'Civilization' in The Wild Bunch." In: From virgin land to Disney World : nature and its discontents in the USA of yesterday and today / edited by Bernd Herzogenrath. Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2001.
Main Stack GF75.F76 2001

Higson, Charlie
"The shock of the old." Sight & Sound Vol V nr 8 (Aug 1995); p 36
Scriptwriter C.H. on the influence of Sam Peckinpah's "The wild bunch".

Hoberman, J.
The dream life : movies, media, and the mythology of the sixties New York : New Press, 2003.
Includes discussion of the Wild Bunch in the context of Vietnam
Main Stack PN1993.5.U6.H56 2003
Moffitt PN1993.5.U6.H56 2003
PFA PN1993.5.U6.H56 2003

Kauffmann, Stanley
Figures of Light; Film Criticism and Comment. pp: 179-83 [1st ed.]. New York, Harper & Row [1971].
UCB Main PN1995 .K296 1971
UCB Moffitt PN1995 .K296 1971

Kitses, Demetrius John.
Horizons West: Anthony Mann, Budd Boetticher, Sam Peckinpah: Studies of Authorship within the Western [by] Jim Kitses. London, Thames and Hudson, 1969. Series title: Cinema one, 12.
UCB Main PN1993 .C45 v.12
UCB Moffitt PN1995.9.W4 K5 (another edition)

McCarty, John A.
"Sam Peckinpah And 'The Wild Bunch'." Film Heritage 1969 5(2): 1-10, 32 11p

McKinney, Doug.
Sam Peckinpah / Doug McKinney. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1979. Series title: Twayne's theatrical arts series.
UCB Main PN1998.A3 .P4256

Pick, Zuzana M.
"A Romance with Mexico: The Epic Spectacle of the Revolution." Canadian Journal of Film Studies/Revue Canadienne D'Etudes Cinématographiques, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 3-22, Fall 2000.

Prince, Stephen
Savage Cinema : Sam Peckinpah and the Rise of Ultraviolent Movies / by Stephen Prince. 1st ed. Austin : University of Texas Press, 1998.
UCB Main PN1998.3.P43 P75 1998

Reitinger, Douglas W.
"Too Long in the Wasteland: Visions of the American West in Film, 1980-1990." Film & History Feb-Dec1996, Vol. 26 Issue 1-4, p20-29, 10p
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Robertson, S.
"Bunch Drunk" (Restoration of Peckinpah's The 'Wild Bunch') Sight and Sound 6: (12) 64-64 DEC 1996

Roth, P.A.
"Virtue and violence in Peckinpah's The wild bunch." Post Script
"The wild bunch" viewed as an illustration of the 'social contract' theory, explaining the fear of violence as a prime motivation in the formation of society.

Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch
Edited by Stephen Prince. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999. Cambridge film handbooks series
Main Stack PN1997.W53613.S26 1999
Contents via Google books

Seydor, Paul
Peckinpah, The Western Films / Paul Seydor. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, c1980.
UCB Main PN1998.A3 .P4258
UCB Moffitt PN1998.A3 .P4258
UCB Main PN1998.3.P43 S48 1997 (earlier edition)
UCB Moffitt PN1998.3.P43 S48 1997 (earlier edition)

Seydor P
"Bunch continued" (The 1995 restoration of Peckinpah's The 'Wild Bunch') Sight and Sound 6: (11) 72-72 NOV 1996

Seydor P.
"On The Release Of The 'Wild Bunch', Seydor,Paul Celebrates a Director Who Offers Much More Than Slo-Mo Violence, Plus An Annotated Peckinpah Filmography." Sight and Sound 5: (10) 18-23 OCT

Seydor P.
"Facts about Sam Peckinpah's The 'Wild Bunch'" Sight and Sound 6: (9) 64-64 Sept 1996
An attempt to sort out the confusions over various 'official' versions of "The wild bunch".

Shaffer, L.
"The Wild Bunch versus Straw Dogs." Sight & Sound Vol XLI nr 3 (Summer 1972); p 132-133
Compares the treatment of violence in two of Peckinpah's films: "The wild bunch" and "Straw dogs".

Shelton, Ron.
"'The Wild Bunch.'" (screenplay; includes excerpts) (column) American Film v14, n6 (April, 1989):18 (2 pages).

Sharrett, Chribtopher.

"Peckinpah the Radical: The Wild Bunch Reconsidered." Cineaction, Summer88 Issue 13/14, p94-100, 7p

Simons, John L.
"The Tragedy of Love in "The Wild Bunch" Western Humanities Review 39:1 (1985:Spring) 1

Sragow, Michael.
"The Homeric power of Peckinpah's violence." (film director Sam Peckinpah's 'The Wild Bunch') Atlantic Monthly v273, n6 (June, 1994):116 (6 pages).
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Torry, Robert.
"Therapeutic Narrative: The Wild Bunch, Jaws, and Vietnam." The Velvet Light Trap vol. 31. 1993 Spring. pp: 27-38.
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Triggs, Jeffery Alan.
"The Wild Bunch: Scourges or Ministers?" New Orleans Review vol. 18 no. 3. 1991 Fall. pp: 64-69.

Weddle, David.
"Dead man's clothes: the making of 'The Wild Bunch.'" (excerpt from 'If They Move...Kill 'Em! The Life and Times of Sam Peckinpah') (Cover Story) Film Comment v30, n3 (May-June, 1994):44 (14 pages).

Weddle, David.
"Making of The Wild Bunch." Film Comment 30:3 (1994) p. 44-58
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Weddle, David.
"Rush in 'Wild' for lost film: docu footage looks behind 'Bunch.'" (Warner Bros film archivist Bill Rush; new documentary on the making of 'The Wild Bunch')(Los Angeles - Entertainment Town) Variety v365, n3 (Nov 18, 1996):L10 (2 pages).

Weddle, David.
"Wild Things." Sight and Sound vol. 5 no. 10. 1995 Oct. pp: 24-29.
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"The career of Sam Peckinpah took a new turn after Kenneth Hyman took over as the head of production for Warner Bros. and offered him a chance to direct 'The Wild Bunch.' Two consecutive flops had pushed the director into professional oblivion. Hyman was of the firm belief that given creative freedom Sam could produce another great film. 'The Wild Bunch,' though had a mixed audience response, it significantly influenced an entire generation of Americans." [Expanded Academic Index]

"Wild Bunch" (review), Cineaste, v3, Winter 1969/70, pp: 18-20

"Wild Bunch" (review), Film Comment, v6, Fall 1970, pp: 55-7

"Wild Bunch" (review),The Nation, v209, July 14, 1969, p61

"Wild Bunch" (review), New York Times, June 26, 1969, p 45

"Wild Bunch" (review), New Yorker, v45, July 5, 1969, pp: 74-5

"Wild Bunch" (review), Sight and Sound, v38, Autumn 1969, pp: 208-9



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