Sam Peckinpah Would Have Been 88 Today


To commemorate the old goat of cinema, here’s an episode from Shooting the Ghost: A Podcast About Men, called “Who Created God?”, on which myself, Phil Synder, and Balloonman Bill Morrison discuss the dangers of mother-bonding, the definition of tragedy, the price of fame, the power-play between men and women, Sam’s family patterns, the hero as psychopath, the need for father figures and role models, how Peckinpah channeled his demons into The Wild Bunch, the razor’s edge between shaman and psychopath.


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