Dillinger – 1973 Milius

Directional debut for Milius (who also wrote of course) Features countless homages and references to peckinpah’s the wild bunch which Milius lists as one of his favorite films. It’s not just the violence and some of the slow-motion usage (though Milius, by paying homage to Peckinpah, shows he is not quite up to the task here). Even the casting of Ben Johnson and Warren Oates make it hard not to think of the wild bunch There could be some interesting duality/doppelgänger at play here- it’s hard to notice that Johnson and Oates look almost identical and are facing off

Dillinger – 1973 Milius2017-03-07T18:22:10+00:00

The Getaway – 1972 Peckinpah

Peckinpah trademark here with the opening credits sequence does not disappoint. Here we have a stunning freeze frame opening Lucien ballard photography is top notch as is Quincy Jones Score (in the heat of the night). Cross-referenced IMDB and sure enough the harmonica that sounds so familiar is from Toots Thielemans who also does midnight cowboy (1969)- love it The first 10 minutes from free frame credits to montage of McQueen in jail is a stunning opening 10 minutes- it’s a brilliant wordless montage…the film never lives up to that but that alone is nearly worth a top 10

The Getaway – 1972 Peckinpah2017-02-27T18:57:35+00:00
Go to Top