Cinema: Father and Sons

JUNIOR BONNER

Directed by SAM PECKINPAH Screenplay by JEB ROSENBROOK

The frontier is gone, the West is closing in on itself, there is no room left for the old ways. No one has watched these changes with such deep understanding or portrayed them so memorably as Sam Peckinpah, whose westerns, from Ride the High Country through The Ballad of Cable Hogue all seem to be infused with a kind of sunset light. They concern men living stubbornly in the middle of change, hanging on, scarcely surviving. "We got to look beyond our guns," one of...

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