[quote=“Stanton, post:30, topic:272”]Yeah, we had a lot of fun talking about AntiChrist afterwards. Great film anyway.
And we know the Peckinpah films all too well. Which are not really misanthropic and misogynistic.
Last House on the Left was btw in parts a pretty good film. Like in the other Wes Craven remake Hills Have Eyes the acting was strong, and the characters were very believable. But the last half hour was then too conventional.
And it was directed by Greek director Dennis Iliadis. A strange choice for a slasher.[/quote]
Well, I wouldn’t call Straw Dogs very kind to the female sex, and I remember an interview with Ali McGraw, in which a few things were told that weren’t really flattering for the person Peckinpah. I don’t know if you can call his films misanthropic - nor if that would be a negative aspect per se - but the human aspect, so to speak, of a film like The Wild Bunch is a little troubled, to say the least. In the end, so it seems, it all comes down to a sort of cameraderie and sticking to an old moral code. It’s been quite some time since I read his biography, but as far as I remember, he was a bit like those guys from the bunch: he drank a lot and if things didn’t go his way, he could quickly become nasty. A brilliant director, but not really my kind of guy.