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  1. Richard--W

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Major Dundee -- in Blu-ray

    I find it straying off course before the halfway point. Without getting too technical, to simplify, the second act is traditionally the longest part of a film, encompassing the middle of the story, is about an hour long and is divided into two parts. A longer film like MAJOR DUNDEE has a second...
  2. Richard--W

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Major Dundee -- in Blu-ray

    I reject the equation "If he's responsible for all the film's strengths, then he's also the one who deserves all the blame for why the studio wasn't going to fork over any more money to him and also for why the script is an incoherent mess in its final third." The incoherencies start in the...
  3. Richard--W

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Major Dundee -- in Blu-ray

    Yes, I'm leaving that out because it doesn't matter. I'm more interested in what Peckinpah achieved rather than what he didn't. Let's credit him with all the virtues he brings to this film. He is responsible for everything that is unique and special about Major Dundee. He is responsible for all...
  4. Richard--W

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Major Dundee -- in Blu-ray

    In his detailed book "If They Move .. Kill 'Em", biographer David Weddle gives an account of the making of Major Dundee that clears up a lot of confusion about who is responsible for what. Peckinpah started out with more time and more money than he ended up with. Columbia sent Peckinpah a...
  5. Richard--W

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Major Dundee -- in Blu-ray

    I'm pleased with this transfer. A difficult film, but Twilight Time has done justice to Sam Peckinpah. I knew they would. Worth every penny. I tried to watch the theatrical release version, but I can't handle the Mitch Miller chorus over a Peckinpah western nor the tinkling library sound cues...