Wednesday, 14 May 2008
HOLDEN AND THE WILD BUNCH
One of the greatest ever performance on film was that of William Holden as Pike in The Wild Bunch. Peckinpah's character is the leader of a band of outlaws/babk robbers who have their time slowly eeking away as industrialisation takes hold on the country. Peckinpah the hard nut of Hollywood based this film on how ridiculous was the Vietnam intervention; an allegoric subject therefore. I saw this as a young teenager in Islington and had never ever seen a film like it. It took a long time before characters in the film became model solderised but I think it was the spanish firm Andrea who did them.