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Sam Peckinpah

In 1969, the movie-going public were introduced to a new and controversial genre that featured hard-bitten, laconic characters in perpetual moral crisis and slow motion death sequences that looked mesmerising on the Big Screen. The Wild Bunch was an alternative view of the Old West, by the maverick Director Sam Peckinpah. Its central themes of masculinity, nihilism and exploitation are still relevant today, questioning the individual’s role…

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Black and White

The Stranglers made the greatest concept album of all back in 1978, called … you guessed it – Black and White. But, hey, that’s not the subject of this post. I’m talking movies (films if you’re English). I’ve just watched the hugely entertaining and utterly compelling King Rat (1965), written and directed by Bryan Forbes. A ragged bunch of British…

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