Nothing wrong about that, it’s still a great film
With Peckinpah it is for me like with Leone, Kubrick and some other of the great ones:
Even the ones that are flawed are still better than most of the so-called masterpieces
of other Directors.
PAT doesn’t make my Top 5 list just because I have a Top 4 list
WILD BUNCH, RIDE HE HIGH COUNTRY, STRAW DOGS, JUNIOR BONNER
are flawless masterpieces.
Then I would name 4 more: PAT (if the curse only would end - one great version
instead of 3 flawed ones) / GETAWAY (Great but not as meaningful as the others) /
CABLE HOGUE (superb, but for serious Sam-fans only I suppose) /
CROSS OF IRON (only minor flaws. I just co-produced the English Blue-Ray for those who care…
110 min. of supplements).
I love GARCIA as well. A shame Warren didn’t get that many leading roles.
DUNDEE has probably the best wardrobe of the 1960s. Impeccable.
KILLER ELITE I like a lot because Caan, Young & Hopkins work as a team. (nice photography too,
great Jazz soundtrack by Fielding, makes the movie in a way).
CONVOY is CONVOY but still better than other 70’s ‘action road movies’.
DEADLY was his ticket into features, OSTERMAN is a good entry in a bad decade. But
he deserved a better swan song. Then again, so did John Ford…