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This Wounded Cinema, This Wounded Life

This Wounded Cinema, This Wounded Life


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About the Book

Film scholarship has largely failed to address the complex and paradoxical nature of the films of Sam Peckinpah, focusing primarily on the violence of movies such as The Wild Bunch and Straw Dogs while ignoring the poetry and gentility of lesser-known pictures including The Ballad of Cable Hogue and Junior Bonner. Serving as a necessary corrective, Gabrielle Murray's This Wounded Cinema, This Wounded Life: Violence and Utopia in the Films of Sam Peckinpah offers a better understanding of the work of this landmark director through close readings of both his famous and less-famous works.

Placing them in their proper context--both aesthetically and mythologically--Murray eschews the usual debates about screen violence to discover the ways in which Peckinpah's films provide intense, kinetic explorations of life and death. Amid the often-discussed bloodshed, this bold new study comes to find the complicated utopian impulse that exists at the heart of even Peckinpah's most violent work.


About the Author:

GABRIELLE MURRAY is a Lecturer in the Cinema Studies program at La Trobe University in Australia. She has published in several journals and edited anthologies, including Stars in Our Eyes: The Star Phenomenon and the Contemporary Era (Greenwood, 2002).


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780275980580
  • Publisher: Praeger
  • Publisher Imprint: Praeger
  • Height: 237 mm
  • No of Pages: 176
  • Series Title: English
  • Weight: 421 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0275980588
  • Publisher Date: 01 Aug 2004
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 19 mm
  • Width: 162 mm


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