This is it, this is what we need in today’s Twilight world. There are no pumped, half naked guys, no pretty girls, no good nor bad guys, just life. And I know that this is just hormones talking, along with the tribal system of values, but sometimes you just have to go with flow, with your gut feeling. This story about an aging group of robbers in the wild west is a true masterpiece, coming from a great director Sam Peckinpah. It marks the end of the west as we know it and represents, in a broader sense, the classical clash of old and new. The old must make way for the new and the only thing that the old can do about it is to go out with a bang. This nihilistic release of energy resonates well with our whole life predicament. To quote the great Rust Cohle: “…brothers and sisters opting out of a raw deal”. I am sure that you all heard about the last scene in the movie, the cherry on the top of this beautiful cake. Opening scene will give you some idea of what’s about to follow.

Although the movie lasts for about two and a half hours it’s not boring or overextended, it just flows naturally. Do not get me wrong, this diamond in a rough is sixties idea of a testosterone movie, so this is kind of the old school approach to that subject… Just check it out if you like western movies, or something similar…

Director: Sam Peckinpah

Cast: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O’Brien, Warren Oates

Fun Stuff: More blank rounds were discharged during the production than live rounds were fired during the Mexican Revolution of 1914 around which the film is loosely based. In total 90,000 rounds were fired, all blanks.


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