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Sam Peckinpah

Film Director (21-Feb-1925 — 28-Dec-1984)


Michael Bliss. Justified Lives: Morality & Narrative in the Films of Sam Peckinpah. Southern Illinois University Press. 1993. 353pp.

Michael Bliss (editor). Doing it Right: The Best Criticism on Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch. Southern Illinois University Press. 1994. 195pp.

Terence Butler. Crucified Heroes: The Films of Sam Peckinpah. Gordon Fraser. 1979. 126pp.

Bernard Frank Dukore. Sam Peckinpah's Feature Films. University of Illinois Press. 1999. 244pp.

Leonard Engel (editor). Sam Peckinpah's West: New Perspectives. University of Utah Press. 2003. 268pp.

Max Evans. Sam Peckinpah, Master of Violence: Being the Account of the Making of a Movie and Other Sundry Things. Dakota Press. 1972. 92pp.

Marshall Fine. Bloody Sam: The Life and Films of Sam Peckinpah. D. I. Fine. 1991. 426pp. Reprinted in 2006 by Miramax Books.

Neil Fulwood. The Films of Sam Peckinpah. Batsford. 2002. 160pp.

Jim Kitses. Horizons West: Anthony Mann, Budd Boetticher, Sam Peckinpah: Studies of Authorship Within the Western. Indiana University Press. 1970. 176pp.

Doug McKinney. Sam Peckinpah. Twayne. 1979. 266pp.

Bill Mesce, Jr.. Peckinpah's Women: A Reappraisal of the Portrayal of Women in the Period Westerns of Sam Peckinpah. Scarecrow Press. 2001. 199pp.

Gabrielle Murray. This Wounded Cinema, this Wounded Life: Violence and Utopia in the Films of Sam Peckinpah. Greenwood Publishing Group. 2004. 159pp.

William Parrill. Heroes' Twilight: The Films of Sam Peckinpah. Bay-Wulf Books. 1980. 155pp.

Stephen Prince. Savage Cinema: Sam Peckinpah and the Rise of Ultraviolent Movies. University of Texas Press. 1998. 282pp.

Stephen Prince (editor). Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch. Cambridge University Press. 1999. 228pp.

Paul Seydor. Peckinpah: The Western Films. University of Illinois Press. 1980. 301pp.

Paul Seydor. Peckinpah: The Western Films: A Reconsideration. University of Illinois Press. 1997. 410pp.

Garner Simmons. Peckinpah: A Portrait in Montage. University of Texas Press. 1982. 260pp.

David Weddle. If They Move... Kill 'Em! The Life and Times of Sam Peckinpah. Grove Press. 2000. 592pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.1101)

  6. Cassell Companion to Cinema (p.428)

  7. Chambers Film and TV Handbook (p.258)

  8. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.419)

  9. The Encyclopedia of Hollywood (p.311)

  10. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (pp.671-73)

  11. The Guide to Film Directors (pp.654-56)

  12. The St. James Encyclopedia of Film Directors (pp.381-83)

  13. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.390)

  14. The New York Times Encyclopedia of Television (p.328)

  15. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.339)

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