Goin Crazy with Sam Peckinpah and All Our Friends

Max Evans, one of Peckinpah’s best friends, experienced the director’s mercurial character and personal demons firsthand.

Author: Max Evans

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826335883

Category: Performing Arts

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Almost as famous for the legendary excesses of his personal life as for his films, Sam Peckinpah (1925–1984) cemented his reputation as one of the great American directors with movies such as The Wild Bunch and Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. Max Evans, one of Peckinpah’s best friends, experienced the director’s mercurial character and personal demons firsthand. In this enthralling memoir we follow Evans and Peckinpah through conversations in bars, family gatherings, binges on drugs and alcohol, struggles with film producers and executives, and Peckinpah’s abusive behavior—sometimes directed at Evans himself. Evans’s stories—most previously unpublished—provide a uniquely intimate look at Peckinpah, their famous friends (including Lee Marvin, Brian Keith, Joel McCrea, and James Coburn), and the business of Hollywood in the 1960s and 1970s.
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Junior Bonner The Making of a Classic with Steve McQueen and Sam Peckinpah in the Summer of 1971

Max, who has since become a very close friend to the Rosebrooks, wrote in his
2014 Peckinpah biography, Goin' Crazy with Sam Peckinpah and All Our Friends
: “Sam called me and asked me to work on the script in Arizona. He offered me ...

Author: Jeb Rosebrook

Publisher: BearManor Media

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“Junior Bonner is Jeb Rosebrook’s masterpiece, subtly understated and richly rewarding. In 1972, it provided director Sam Peckinpah with a unique opportunity to return to his roots and deliver a portrayal of the modern American West. In this wonderfully written memoir, Rosebrook captures the creative conflicts that are inevitable as words become images. It depicts a classic confrontation between a talented young screenwriter and tyrannical director whose personal visions merge to make a classic motion picture. A must-read for anyone interested in the reality behind great moviemaking.” —Garner Simmons, author of Peckinpah: A Portrait in Montage Junior Bonner (1972) is the best rodeo film that’s ever been made. It was the best script Sam ever got his hands on.…Junior Bonner is truer to the human element behind the sport than any other rodeo film. It’s Sam’s one Western film where the protagonists survive the transition—at least for another day. The wreck might still be coming for Junior Bonner another mile or so down the road. That was the story of Sam, too.“ —Max Evans, author of Goin’ Crazy with Sam Peckinpah and All Our Friends “Without the pressure of being commercially successful the film is one of McQueen’s and Peckinpah’s finest films, dealing with the human heart. The combination of deft performances, inspired writing and directing, and the authentic feel of the locations resulted in a rare experience., in the words of McQueen’s next co-star Ali MacGraw, who proclaimed, “Such a beautiful, perfect film!” —Andrew Antoniades and Mike Siegel, authors of Steve McQueen: The Actor and His Films “Screenwriter Jeb Rosebrook’s memoir about the making of the classic Steve McQueen film he penned, Junior Bonner, is infinitely more than a behind-the-scenes account of a great film. It’s an inside-the-scenes account of a turning point in his own life, of a dangerous moment in the career of an aging movie star, of a transitional time when Hollywood briefly emulated the artistic ambitions and creative reach of European cinema. The cast of characters includes such flammable figures as McQueen and legendary director auteur-terrible Sam Peckinpah and assorted agents, producers, and 1970s studio executives who were presiding over Hollywood’s greatest explosion of audacious, boundary-breaking filmmaking since its founding. And Rosebrook’s memoir goes deeper, into the hearts and minds of these dreamers and schemers on both sides of the camera who, almost in spite of themselves, their egos, and their appetites, managed to make lasting film art that’s worth analyzing and celebrating all these decades later.” —Steven Gaydos, Executive Editor, VARIETY “For decades Jeb Rosebrook entertained audiences with films, television shows and novels. Now, his behind-the-scenes memoir of the production of the movie Junior Bonner, which he scripted, spotlights how filmmaking is an intensely collaborative art. Plus, we get all the skinny, and the fat, of behind the scenes shenanigans, sexual dalliances, and Steve McQueen’s resilience and acting strength against Peckinpah’s iron-fisted directing. Junior Bonner, starring Steve McQueen, Ida Lupino and Robert Preston, evolved through Rosebrook’s inspiring creativity and diligent collaboration with the actors—and director Peckinpah always threatening to send home anyone, cast, or crew, with a tin can strapped to their butt. Through it all, Rosebrook’s script survived to create a classic and memorable film—one of the top 100 Westerns.” —James Ciletti, Pikes Poet Laureate, Colorado Springs, Colorado “In this lovely and loving memoir, Junior Bonner: The Making of a Classic with Steven McQueen and Sam Peckinpah in the Summer of 1971, Jeb Rosebrook recalls the production of the film from its beginnings in his own masterly screenplay—an original and one of the best Peckinpah was ever graced with—to the disappointing returns that greeted the film at the box office. Yet, like the story in front of the camera, the story Rosebrook finds behind the camera is not one of defeat but of faith in dreams and perseverance in pursuing them—it’s a story of creative collaboration, where everyone working to his or her peak capacity contributes to the final achievement.” —Paul Seydor, author of Peckinpah: The Western Films: A Reconsideration and The Authentic Death and Contentious Afterlife of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid: The Untold Story of Peckinpah’s Last Western Film.
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The Wild Bunch

Sam Peckinpah, a Revolution in Hollywood, and the Making of a Legendary Film
W. K. Stratton ... Being the Account of the Making of a Movie and Other Sundry
Things. Vermillion, SD: Dakota Press, 1972. —— with Robert Nott. Goin' Crazy ...

Author: W. K. Stratton

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781632862143

Category: Performing Arts

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For the fiftieth anniversary of the film, W.K. Stratton's definitive history of the making of The Wild Bunch, named one of the greatest Westerns of all time by the American Film Institute. Sam Peckinpah's film The Wild Bunch is the story of a gang of outlaws who are one big steal from retirement. When their attempted train robbery goes awry, the gang flees to Mexico and falls in with a brutal general of the Mexican Revolution, who offers them the job of a lifetime. Conceived by a stuntman, directed by a blacklisted director, and shot in the sand and heat of the Mexican desert, the movie seemed doomed. Instead, it became an instant classic with a dark, violent take on the Western movie tradition. In The Wild Bunch, W.K. Stratton tells the fascinating history of the making of the movie and documents for the first time the extraordinary contribution of Mexican and Mexican-American actors and crew members to the movie's success. Shaped by infamous director Sam Peckinpah, and starring such visionary actors as William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Edmond O'Brien, and Robert Ryan, the movie was also the product of an industry and a nation in transition. By 1968, when the movie was filmed, the studio system that had perpetuated the myth of the valiant cowboy in movies like The Searchers had collapsed, and America was riled by Vietnam, race riots, and assassinations. The Wild Bunch spoke to America in its moment, when war and senseless violence seemed to define both domestic and international life. The Wild Bunch is an authoritative history of the making of a movie and the era behind it.
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Return to Red River

When I mentioned this project to Ol' Max Evans, author of The Rounders and
Goin' Crazy with Sam Peckinpah and All Our Friends, he told me about when he
met Borden Chase while trying to find a screenwriter for The Rounders (Burt ...

Author: Johnny D. Boggs

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 9780786037353

Category: Fiction

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Winner of the 2017 Spur Award for Best Paperback Western “Boggs is unparalleled in evoking the gritty reality of the Old West.” —The Shootist Red River is one of the greatest westerns ever told, a novel that that became the classic John Wayne movie in 1948. Now award-winning Johnny D. Boggs presents a powerful follow-up—destined to be a western masterpiece in its own right. RETURN TO RED RIVER Mathew Garth was orphaned in a savage wagon train ambush and adopted by Red River hero Thomas Dunson. Twenty years later Matt has two strapping sons of his own and is undertaking a desperate cattle drive from Texas to Dodge City, the new queen of frontier cattle towns. While the deadly dangers of storms and rustlers gather around them, an act of passion and violence from within the drive—and from within the Garth family—leaves Matt fighting for his life, close to where his father was buried by the Red River. When Matt gets back up, he must finish the drive and fight his worst enemies—and even his own blood kin before it ends in a battle of guns, tears, and justice. “Johnny Boggs has produced another instant page-turner...don’t put down the book until you finish it.” —Tony Hillerman on Killstraight “Johnny D. Boggs tells a crisply powerful story that rings true more than two centuries after the bloody business was done.” —The Charleston (S.C.) Post and Courier on The Despoilers
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Junior Bonner The Making of a Classic with Steve McQueen and Sam Peckinpah in the Summer of 1971 Hardback

Screenwriter Jeb Rosebrook's memoir about the making of the classic Steve McQueen film he penned, Junior Bonner, is infinitely more than a behind-the-scenes account of a great film.

Author: Jeb Rosebrook

Publisher: BearManor Media

ISBN: 1629332909

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Screenwriter Jeb Rosebrook's memoir about the making of the classic Steve McQueen film he penned, Junior Bonner, is infinitely more than a behind-the-scenes account of a great film. It's an inside-the-scenes account of a turning point in his own life.
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The Great Chicago Beer Riot How Lager Struck a Blow for Liberty

Evans was a friend of the late director Sam Peckinpah (The Wild Bunch, Pat
Garrett and Billy the Kid), and Peckinpah worked for years to try to ... Additionally,
in 2002, Book magazine selected the movie as one of the “100 Best Film
Adaptations of All Time. ... In 2014, Goin' Crazy with Sam Peckinpah was
released, which was a memoir as told to journalist Robert Nott about Evans's time
with Peckinpah.

Author: John F. Hogan

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781625856340

Category: Cooking

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In 1855, when Chicago's recently elected mayor Levi Boone pushed through a law forbidding the sale of alcohol on Sunday, the city pushed back. To the German community, the move seemed a deliberate provocation from Boone's stridently anti-immigrant Know-Nothing Party. Beer formed the centerpiece of German Sunday gatherings, and robbing them of it on their only day off was a slap in the face. On April 21, 1855, an armed mob poured across the Clark Street Bridge and advanced on city hall. The Chicago Lager Riot resulted in at least one death, nineteen injuries and sixty arrests. It also led to the creation of a modern police department and the political alliances that helped put Abraham Lincoln in the White House. Authors Judy E. Brady and John F. Hogan explore the riot and its aftermath, from pint glass to bully pulpit.
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Sam Peckinpah

For when one takes Peckinpah ' s statements and adds the remarks of friends
and even antagonistic associates , placing them in context ... Among the scores
of things I ' ve heard Sam Peckinpah called are : insane , pure genius ,
chickenshit , son of a bitch , true innovator , bloodsucker of other ... He is a little bit
of every cockeyed accusation . . . more of each or less of ... He ' s rarely in the
foreground of whatever ' s going on , but you know , without having to be told ,
who ' s in charge .

Author: Doug McKinney

Publisher: Boston : Twayne Publishers

ISBN: UOM:39015002292020

Category: Motion picture producers and directors

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Discusses films such as The deadly companions, Ride the high country, Major Dundee, Noon wine, The wild bunch, The ballad of Cable Hogue, Straw dogs, Junior Bonner, The getaway, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia, The killer elite, Cross of iron, Convoy, and others.
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Names You Never Remember with Faces You Never Forget

And when they called Sam up to give him the best foreign film of the year , we
were all sittin ' there at the table in our tuxedos , looking ... And so we all got up ,
and he said , “ I ' m not going to accept the award unless my boys are up here
with me . ... He went on to make several movies with one of the finest actors from
Peckinpah ' s repertory company , Warren Oates . ... But , anyway , Warren Oates
was , to me , like a country boy making good , like a friend of mine , Andy Griffith ,
did .

Author: Justin Humphreys

Publisher: Bearmanor Media

ISBN: UVA:X030150143

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Interviews with the great character actors of yesterday's fantastic films.
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The Films of Sam Peckinpah

A panoramic long shot – so damn long it could almost be a point of view from
God ' s perspective – reveals the extent of Hogue ' s isolation . ... If you don ' t
think I put in my suffering time , you ought to try going dry for a spell , ' he rages .
... If threatening God not to get him mad is more redolent of Hogue ' s last stand
than the road to Damascus , his next words are ... isn ' t labouring the point too
much ) can be THE WESTERN satisfied , Hogue has all but thrown away
REDEFINING THE.

Author: Neil Fulwood

Publisher: B T Batsford Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105112270397

Category: Performing Arts

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A detailed look at both the films and the man. One of America's most intriguing directors of Westerns and films of violence, Peckinpah created a highly influential body of work, including Ride the High Country, Major Dundee, The Wild Bunch, Straw Dogs, and The Getaway. Illustrated with 50 stills, the book includes a biographical account of Peckinpah, including his early years in television, and a chronological examination of his films, placed in the context of their production and critical reception. There are fascinating accounts of Peckinpah's approach to film direction and on-set behavior, as well as of studio interference during editing. An analysis of the iconography of his films illuminates the director's recurring themes and preoccupations.
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The New York Times Magazine

There ments and winding up in the was such a long period in my wrong place at
the wrong life in which I was struggling time ... And I people crazy . ... Stanton's
old friends , recalled wrapped in a blue ribbon . that the movie's director , Several
times every week , he Sam Peckinpah ... In short , Stanton is 60 sode was , “ I just
couldn't going on 22 , a seeker who also stand the idea of getting likes to drive
fast ...

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Time

who works in fits and starts in the short hours before dawn , turning out his Tales
from the Neon Netherworld strange songs and ... at a friend's house Now it's ten
years later but he still " F. Scott Fitzevon , " some friends call and wondering why
no one ... In Ireland , in Lebanon , in best of all the Los Angeles - based singer“
Well , ” teased his pal , Bassist LeRoy Palestine and ... sany musician is careful to
keep his in brand of low - boil violence and pokerfilm makers like Sam Peckinpah
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Take One

Garrett has sold out and ultimately he ' s killed by the very men who first hired him
( even in this Peckinpah was cheated ... 81 minutes . moves from the young man
going into there was only one way for them to go . the darkened cabin after '
mourning their ... Few Latin Ameri friendship , grace under pressure , all the can
films we have seen so far have been simpler virtues , have ... Peckinpah saw
Ride the High CounAn MGM release of a Gordon Carroll - Sam Peckinpah
production .

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The New York Times Encyclopedia of Film 1972 1974

I heard that Sam Peckinpah went to it when he was casting the lead for ' Pat
Garrett and Billy the Kid , ' and said ... Friends were al . ways saying I should try
for Indian parts . ... In New York , I thought Futz ' was a real break , but this big
agent said to me , ' You're good , but you do all this downtown stuff , why don't
you work on Broadway , do something commercial ? ... My VW , it won't start , I
say to my . self , ' You are an adult , you are going to figure out this thing without
going crazy .

Author: Gene Brown

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The New York Times Film Reviews

Gentle spinsters , sweating discreetly , vow to abstain from all spirits . ...
Borrowing a device from " Bonnie and Clyde , " Peckinpah suddenly reduces the
camera speed to slow motion , which at first ... The kids , clanging away at a hit
tune that is destined for recording by the mad mod platter tycoon , Roddy
McDowall ... by me before . two friends , “ and I ' ve learned idealistic hero ' s long
- distance The ads for the movie , about myself . ... Ted Eccles Sam | lost in a
disappointing Bando .

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The Motion Picture Guide

To research his role Hoffman had himself booked at Los Angeles County Jail and
went through the procedure all ... During production , however , Hoffman found
that acting and directing was too much for him so he hired his old friend Grosbard
to take over the helm . ... of the film and refused Hoffman his right to final cut (
Feldman was the same man who tampered with Sam Peckinpah ' s THE ...
Crawford is cast in this Robert Bloch - scripted ( PSYCHO ) tale of a crazed axe -
murderer .

Author: Jay Robert Nash

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ISBN: UVA:X004055281

Category: Motion pictures

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Crucified Heroes

The Films of Sam Peckinpah Terence Butler. having to wear callipers , Locken
responds to the situation in the only way he knows – by seeking to demonstrate
virility . He takes up martial arts , but this ... Locken warms to going up against
Hansen ; the journey to war is on again , and women can wait . Yet for all its
mutedness , Locken ' s parting from Amy is deeply moving . ... Able to choose his
own men for the mission , Locken enlists the aid of Mac and Miller , two old
friends . Miller is ...

Author: Terence Butler

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ISBN: UCAL:B3178045

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Halliwell s Film Video DVD Guide

GB 1935 81m bw AP & D / Twickenham ( Julius Hagen ) US title : Captain
Moonlight In the early 1800s , an army officer ... and Sam Peckinpah , Instead of
going to high school , a youth reproducing all their faults and none of their leaves
his ... Me Crazy An arrogant and snobbish twelve - year - old boy is reformed by
his divorced mother's working - class boyfriend . ... part of the cycle of buddy -
buddy movies in which antagonists at the beginning become friends by the end .
w John ...

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Strong Hearts Wounded Souls

Nobody gives a shit about me , nobody cares about me , my family . . . my family
is calling me crazy , and people don ' t respect me . I have nothing to ... You know
, like watching a movie , a Sam Peckinpah movie . ... You don ' t want to die over
here because you ' re back over here but you feel like you ' re going to die . ... It
makes you feel everything you felt the first time . ... Other than my wife , or a few
select friends , I ' m beginning to make , there are very few people in this world I
trust .

Author: Tom Holm

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ISBN: UOM:49015002661388

Category: History

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Holm describes how Native American motives for going to war, experiences of combat, and readjustment to civilian ways differ from those of other ethnic groups. He explores Native American traditions of warfare and the role of the warrior to explain why many young Indian men chose to fight in Vietnam. He shows how Native Americans drew on tribal customs and religion to sustain them during combat.
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Stereo Review

It ' s from high have been known to assert that life is to find out if there was in fact
a real school ; my friends and I were into ... we started going through it and rant
that was considerably angrier and suddenly we thought , ' Look at this ended with
the ... the Rolling Stones , ner in Berlin where everybody short of crazed , brilliant
meditation on what he Bob Dylan , Thomas ... Sam Peckinpah , and Jackson
shoe table , and at all the other tables laugh and it made me think and some -
Browne ...

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The New York Times Biographical Service

Alan doing this all his life , and now came to regard Harry Dean Watts ' s books
on Zen Bud - air of a kid hiding out in ... And I a handle for the media , and it he
could keep up drinking that our industry uses to confer worth - more money , a
people crazy . ... set while cameras Stanton found most of his a week in New York
hanging agent was gouging us for friends . were rolling . ... A hard , nihilistic film ,
Sam Peckinpah , " had waited to take the chance of alienathe ' s so adaptable
himself .

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A compilation of current biographical information of general interest.
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