Sam Peckinpah’ birthday
Originally shared by Kenneth Johnson
February 21st Memoriam Spotlight: Sam Peckinpah certainly had vision, as many of his movies prove, but sadly the director himself had blurred vision from too much alcohol and drugs, which – combined his a stubborn mean-tempered treatment of actors and crew – led to missed opportunities as well as an early demise. At Peckinpah’s funeral, Robert Culp quipped that the surprise was not the mere fourteen features directed by Sam, but rather – given his archaic method of moviemaking – that he got any movie made at all. His controversial classics include „The Wild Bunch” (1969), „Straw Dogs” (1971), „The Getaway” (1972), „Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid” (1973), „Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia” (1974), „Cross Of Iron” (1977), and „The Osterman Weekend” (1983).