Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid – The Movie..


Saw Sam Peckinpah movie the other day Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
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Very good movie, starts out with James Coburn getting shot from several different directions in slow motion and falling in a sprawling mess.
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Peckinpah is famous for his violent gun battle scenes and he doesn’t let the audience down in this movie.
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Two other Peckinpah movies I have seen are Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, The Wild Bunch.
All three movies involve lots of gunfire, violence, and touch on Mexico.
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The Wild Bunch, Pat Garrett and Billy the kid also touch on themes of the free west of the US being lost to civilization and modernization.
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Hong Kong director John Woo claimed Peckinpah inspired him for some of his gun battle scenes in his movies.
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John Woo who would then influence Quentin Tarantino of Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction fame among a few of Tarintino’s better films.

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