Grits and Tamales

Life in the Deep South, by Gabriel Aguilera

All Mexicans Should See “The Wild Bunch” (Sam Peckinpah, 1969)

Wild Bunch 1 Wild Bunch 2 Wild Bunch 3The Wild Bunch (Directed by Sam Peckinpah, 1969) 

Earlier this week I finally got around to seeing this wonderful film, which came highly recommended to me by Christopher Carr.  The film is book-ended with action and violence.  Sandwiched in between are magnificent portraits of the early 20th century Mexican American border that included a U.S. Southwest that was becoming less wild; the fringes of the Mexican Revolution in Northern Mexico; the life of American and Mexican outlaws, including the dissolute wild bunch gang and Mexican caudillos; breathtaking panoramas of Northern Mexico and Southwestern United States; and quotidian life in Mexican villages. I particularly love the countless shots of Mexicans throughout, particularly the women and children, as they carried on with their chores and activities. These were not over-glamorized thanks to the director’s impeccable and judicious choices. These are peerless period portraits the like of which I have not seen. For this reason alone I believe it is a film all Mexicans need to see.

Advertisements

4 responses to “All Mexicans Should See “The Wild Bunch” (Sam Peckinpah, 1969)

  1. chico yoga studio February 5, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    When someone writes an article he/she maintains the image of a user in his/her mind that how a user can understand it.
    So that’s why this article is amazing. Thanks!

  2. gaofla67 February 8, 2013 at 4:14 am

    Hi, you’re very kind. Thanks.

  3. Galerie March 23, 2013 at 1:45 am

    I tend not to leave a great deal of responses, however i did some searching and wound up here All
    Mexicans Should See The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah, 1969) | Grits
    and Tamales. And I actually do have a few questions for you if you do not
    mind. Is it only me or does it appear like a few of these responses appear like left by brain dead people?
    😛 And, if you are posting on additional online sites,
    I would like to follow everything new you have to
    post. Could you list of every one of your shared sites like your twitter feed, Facebook
    page or linkedin profile?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: