25 Years Gone: A Tribute to Sam Peckinpah, my month-long appreciation of one of American cinema's greatest and most distinctive directors, draws to a close.
I started researching and sketching out articles in early November. The last pieces were pretty much written and posted same day. It's been a long haul and I've lived, breathed, ate and slept Peckinpah for nearly two months. But I've loved every minute of it and I hope that what I've achieved on The Agitation of the Mind this month will stand as a worthy tribute to Sam Peckinpah.
There's just one more (purely visual) article left, but before I post it some thanks are due:
To Paul Seydor for the kind and encouraging comments he left on the "Peckinpah in Print" article.
To Mike Siegel for contacting me and sharing the behind-the-scenes story on the making of his excellent documentary 'Passion & Poetry: The Ballad of Sam Peckinpah', and providing me with illustrative material for the article.
To these guys for contributing stellar articles:
Evil Dead Junkie at Things That Don't Suck ('Ride the High Country', 'Major Dundee', 'Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid')
Michael Parent at Le Mot du Cinephiliaque ('The Wild Bunch')
J.D. at Radiator Heaven ('Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia')
Tommy Salami at Pluck You, Too! ('The Killer Elite')
Bill at The Kind of Face You Hate ('Straw Dogs')
To everyone who carried the banner on their blogs, supported the project, and/or left comments. And to everyone who continues to watch, appreciate and write about the films of Sam Peckinpah.