Cinema: Outlaw Blues

PAT GARRETT AND BILLY THE KID

Directed by SAM PECKINPAH Screenplay by RUDOLPH WURLITZER

It is a story that has been told many times over: how Pat Garrett shot down Billy the Kid, who was his friend. It has never been told so strangely, however, with such a stern sense of beauty and of fate, as it is here by Sam Peckinpah. He is one of the most prodigious of all American film makers, and perhaps also one of the most prodigal.

Peckinpah and Scenarist Rudolph Wurlitzer (Two Lane Blacktop) transform Garrett and the...

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