The Wild Bunch

The Wild Bunch (1969)

Genres - Action-Adventure, Crime, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Epic Film, Heist Film, Vigilante Film, Western Film  |   Release Date - Jun 19, 1969  |   Run Time - 145 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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The Wild Bunch is a 1969 American epic Western Technicolor and Panavision film directed by Sam Peckinpah about an aging outlaw gang on the Texas–Mexico border, trying to exist in the changing modern world of 1913. The film was controversial because of its graphic violence and its portrayal of crude men attempting to survive by any available means.

The movie, whose screenplay was written by Peckinpah and Walon Green, stars William Holden, Robert Ryan, Ernest Borgnine, Ben Johnson and Warren Oates. It was filmed in Mexico, notably at the Hacienda Ciénaga del Carmen (deep in the desert between Torreón and Saltillo, Coahuila) and on the Rio Nazas.

The Wild Bunch is noted for intricate, multi-angle, quick-cut editing, using normal and slow motion images, a revolutionary cinema technique in 1969. The writing of Green, Peckinpah, and Roy N. Sickner was nominated for a best-screenplay Academy Award, and the music by Jerry Fielding was nominated for Best Original Score. Additionally, Peckinpah was nominated for an Outstanding Directorial Achievement award by the Directors Guild of America and cinematographer Lucien Ballard won the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography.

In 1999, the U.S. National Film Registry selected it for preservation in the Library of Congress as culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant. The film was ranked 80th in the American Film Institute's 100 best American films, and the 69th most thrilling film. In 2008, the AFI revealed its "10 Top 10" of the best ten films in ten genres: The Wild Bunch ranked as the sixth-best Western.

Movie Info

Budget

$6,244,087

Box Office

$638,641

Themes

Tags

American Film Institute, Bounty Hunter, Cult, Friendship, Gang, Heists, Honor, Mexican Revolution, Peckinpah, Righteous Rage, Robbery, Shootout, Soldier, Texas

Attributes

Filming Location: Mexico
Narrative Location: Mexico, Texas
Subject: Mexican Revolution

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The Wild Bunch
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