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January 20, 2011 10:32 AM   Subscribe

The first 15 pages of Sam Peckinpah’s long-buried script for The Texans. Via CHUD.com
posted by brundlefly (8 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
AT LEAST ONE NATIONAL AND TWO LOCAL T.V. UNITS are fucking things up -- as usual -- the media is in fine form.

Beautiful!
posted by blucevalo at 11:04 AM on January 20, 2011


A comment from that link:

BY HOWARDOPROUTY on 01/18/2011 at 3:55pm
Congratulations on this "discovery." You might be interested to know, however, that the Sam Peckinpah Papers, donated to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Margaret Herrick Library in 1986, contain over FIFTY different treatments and script drafts for THE TEXANS, many of which bear Peckinpah's own extensive annotations. This collection has been catalogued and available to researchers for over twenty years -- so not quite "lost," exactly.
Howard Prouty
Acquisitions Archivist
AMPAS/Margaret Herrick Library

posted by stavrogin at 11:08 AM on January 20, 2011 [2 favorites]


I am obliged to comment here.
posted by Pecinpah at 11:09 AM on January 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


I read the headline as "The first 15 pages of Sam Peckinpah’s long-buried script for C.H.U.D.".
posted by benzenedream at 12:04 PM on January 20, 2011 [4 favorites]


Howard Prouty seems a bit prickly, maybe he got a paper cut that day or something.
posted by Elmore at 12:09 PM on January 20, 2011


I don't understand where the script is. At the bottom of the article is a sort of ad for Google Docs... where's the script?
posted by dobbs at 8:09 PM on January 20, 2011


I'd pay to see this. I'd pay even more if someone could turn Sam Peckinpah's corpse into some kind of zombie director who eats brains, gets drunk, and makes movies like The Wild Bunch and Ride the High Country for a new generation of ingrates.

"They"? Why, they is the plain and fancy they, that's who "they" is! Caught you, didn't they? Tied a tin can to your tail. Led you in and waltzed you out again. Oh my, what a bunch! Big tough ones, hunh? Here you are with a handful of holes, a thumb up your ass, and a big grin to pass the time of day with. They? Who the hell is "they?"
posted by nola at 10:32 PM on January 20, 2011


dobbs: "I don't understand where the script is. At the bottom of the article is a sort of ad for Google Docs... where's the script"

It's an embedded Google Doc at the bottom of the article. Here's a direct link to the PDF.
posted by brundlefly at 10:15 AM on January 21, 2011


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