Peckinpah's Women: A Reappraisal of the Portrayal of Women in the Period Westerns of Sam Peckinpah

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Oktober 2001



Peckinpah's Women examines the confluence of factors that worked with, and often against, Peckinpah's cinematic voice to divine a recurring positive theme regarding women in those films that form the heart of his body of work: his period Westerns.


Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1 Ladies and Gentlemen: Mr. Sam Peckinpah Chapter 4 2 Context: Wrong Man, Wrong Place, Wrong Time Chapter 5 3 Life and Career: Siege Mentalities Chapter 6 4 Women in the Period Westerns of Sam Peckinpah Chapter 7 5 Conclusion: All Things Considered Chapter 8 6 Coda Chapter 9 Filmography Chapter 10 Bibliography Chapter 11 Index Chapter 12 About the Author


Bill Mesce Jr. has worked for pay-TV giant Home Box Office for over 19 years, and is also a produced screenwriter and playwright, as well as a published novelist. His film work includes Road Ends, with Dennis Hopper, and uncredited work on Brian DePalma's Blow Out. His play A Jersey Cantata was named one of the six best plays to premiere in New Jersey during the 1997-98 season, and his debut novel, The Advocate, co-authored with Steven G. Szilagyi, was released in September 2000 to critical acclaim. A sequel, Officer of the Court, was published in fall 2001.


...a thoughtful, compelling, and insightful analysis...Peckinpah's films are reappraised in Peckinpah's Women in order to better understand the multitude of conflicting factors that affected one man's silver screen stories and how he told them. Especially recommended reading for those with a strong interest in the history and future of western film studies in general, and the cinematic work of Sam Peckinpah in particular, Peckinpah's Women is a scholarly, critical book, and a welcome addition to personal, professional, and academic Film Studies reference collections. Midwest Book Review Groundbreaking...illuminating...Mesce reignites and broadens the debate over gender in the films of the era's most celebrated director of Westerns. Western American Literature Mesce's book offers more than its title promises, on several accounts...Mesce provides an excellent biographical sketch that makes no bones about Peckinpah's failings as a person and at the same time praises the aesthetic value of some of his films...A valuable introduction to Peckinpah and the controversy that surrounds his work, the book includes excellent scholarly apparatus and is recommended for all collections. CHOICE
EAN: 9780810840669
ISBN: 0810840669
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2001
Seitenanzahl: 248 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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