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El escritor compulsivo soy yo, Alberto Bellido y este es un blog dedicado a mi mayor afición, a mi mayor pasión: El cine, el séptimo arte.

En el blog los visitantes podrán leer y comentar diversos artículos así como guiones de todos los géneros redactados por mí y sus memorias de realización, es decir, las diferentes intenciones que me guiaron en el momento de crear cada historia.

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domingo, 15 de mayo de 2011

Sam Peckinpah: The Prophet of lyrical horror.

Sam Peckinpah was a director who, without belonging either to be attached to the horror genre, yes that guided his career (through a series of great films), making film violence into a form of poetic expression markedly. He was also a controversial figure for sure, because of his addiction to alcohol and cocaine, as well as continued fighting with the producers of his films.These dialectical clashes originated when they do not agree with him on the approach of the productions. He was one of the filmmakers from the television (as John Frankenheimer and Peter Bogdanovic), which enabled the Hollywood industry, very touched during the sixties due to fierce competition from the very small screen. Sam Peckinpah said, above all, for the reformulation of the classic western and conversion to which was renamed "Western twilight." Additionally, two of its most characteristic features were the lyricism of who endowed his film and the psychological depth with which his characters clothed. Sam Peckinpah was born in Fresno, California, in 1925 and, from his youth, became known for his violent and irascible. After studying basic and secondary, he enlisted in the Marines and was sent to China, at the end of the Second World War, to disarm the Japanese stationed there. He thought of pursuing a career in law, but his girlfriend of that time drama student, was decisive for Peckinpah will tend to be a stage actor and poet. In 1954, as introduced on television, especially on CBS, he served as writer and actor in the popular sci-fi movie "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" by Don Siegel. And in 1962, he filmed "Ride the High Country", producing highly appreciated by critics and awarded at several festivals. In it, two cowboys mature, (played by veteran actors Joel McCrea and Randolph Scott) and face. Therefore, this film went against the western classic that used to present their protagonists as young daredevils. His next film was another western titled "Major Dundee" (1965), who uncovered the box of thunder. Peckinpah's clashes with the Production Columbia Pictures became legendary, as the owners of the study considered the film that Peckinpah intended roll was too long and complicated, so he committed the blunder to put the scissors and make numerous cuts and pumping. The principal, angered, said the film, with all those changes, it was incomprehensible. Moreover, the plot describes the adventures of an officer northerners with an army of his men, rebels and outlaws, is dedicated to the indomitable pursuing Apaches. Sam Peckinpah fell for a few years, ostracism because of the fame of conflict with which he tagged in Hollywood. And in 1969, came his most famous film, the masterpiece "The Wild Bunch", which was the top of the genre of which he founded, the "Western twilight." The great innovation introduced this film was the use of slow motion scenes of violence. So memorable are the opening and closing sequences of the film with its bloody and indiscriminate shootings, (including children watching a fight insects and as a prelude to the slaughter metaphorical later be produced in the city). It has been said that the poetry is so slow that it becomes hurtful, like many other films.However, many critics saw it as the most violent film ever made. And, despite being an avowed alcoholic Peckinpah was allowed a wink as sarcastic as the march of citizens, (a "league of decency"), against alcohol which demeans men and becomes lost sheep of the flock of God.Respect to its argument, the protagonists are a group of outlaws pursued by a powerful rewards employers hired by the railroad. This group of outlaws are massacred, while they also massacred a revolutionary Mexican army under the command of General Raccoon, one of the lieutenants of the famous Pancho Villa. After "The Wild Bunch, Peckinpah made for degreasing and lower the tone, a movie less important and less impact, as more nostalgic, as was" The Ballad of Cable Hogue "(1970), which continued to serve faithfully with the guidelines set by the "Western twilight." But in 1971, without a break of continuity, Peckinpah made another film that rekindled a heated argument and not suitable for sensitive souls. "Straw Dogs" produced in the UK and starring Dustin Hoffman and Susan George. The director had been won, for American critics, the nickname "Bloody Sam" (Sam, the bloodthirsty).Regarding his argument, describes the arrival of a mathematics professor and his wife, the people of this, and the growing confrontation that holds its people. No doubt the scene that raised the most controversy was the rape of women. Several groups of misogynist feminist branded the film and the actress Susan George, at first refused to record the above sequence, but he ended up giving up. Since then, more violent Peckinpah production alternated with lighter ones in which violence was appropriately diluted. "Junior Bonner" (1971), starring Steve McQueen, about a champion rodeo, wild horses, went unnoticed, but emphasized, especially on the losers and the "Lyric of desolation." Violence returned to accrue to his next project: "The Getaway" (1972), also with Steve McQueen, who happened to be his version of Bonnie and Clyde. These parameters remained violent with other of his films feature films as "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid" (1973), lyrical approach to the myth of Billy "The Child", with "Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia" (1974) Another "Western Twilight" and the surreal, and the controversial "Cross of Iron" (1977), which Orson Welles consider the best anti-war film I had seen, but was widely criticized for humanizing the Nazis The latest films Peckinpah had virtually no impact, but not worth remembering. Were 'aristocrats of crime ", (1975)," Convoy "(1978) and" Password: Omega "(1983). However, it should be noted that the decrease in the level of its production coincided with a dramatic worsening of his health that eventually led to his death in 1984. Sam Peckinpah was a director who combined, as no one has done so far, violence unbiased with unbridled lyricism. And his films, though not strictly horror, saved many similarities with them. (This happens, for example, in the opposite direction with some John Carpenter movies like "Assault on Precinct thirteen", and the two futuristic rendition starring Kurt Russell: "1997: Escape from New York" and "2013: Rescue Los Angeles, which remains linked to the fantastic movie, faithfully adopt Western patterns of argument). Pata, he noted that the influence and the imprint of Sam Peckinpah in the cinema is still alive twenty five years after his death and disappearance, with series such as "Spartacus. Blood and Sand ", produced by Sam Raimi, and movies as the last British production directed by Neil Marshall, the" Peplum "(Romans or film)," Centurion. 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