The Wild Bunch

The American Classic That Changed Westerns Forever


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About the Book

One of the most controversial films of its time, The Wild Bunch is the epitome of the no-holds-barred filmmaking of the 1960s and 1970s. Since its 1969 release, it has come to be recognized not only as an iconic Western, but as one of the most important films in the American cinematic canon.
Over the years a parade of filmmakers have tried to imitate its gut-punch effects but none have equaled it. The Wild Bunch revived the floundering career of volatile, self-destructive director Sam Peckinpah—it also hung on him the label “Bloody Sam.” This book tells the complete story of the film’s production, reception and legacy.

About the Author(s)

Bill Mesce, Jr., is an adjunct instructor at several New Jersey universities and colleges, and an author, screenwriter, and playwright. He lives in Linden, New Jersey.

Bibliographic Details

Bill Mesce, Jr.
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 213
Bibliographic Info: 31 photos, appendices, filmography, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7746-0
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3800-3
Imprint: McFarland