The Wild Bunch (1969)

The Wild Bunch: 1969, dir. Sam Peckinpah. Seen on DVD (Warner Bros “restored director’s cut”).
The Wild Bunch is one of those movies that sucks you in and holds you tight and you know it’s going to be a long ride and you may not like all of it but it doesn’t matter, there you are, in the grip of the movie for nearly 2.5 hours.
However, it would have been even more absorbing if I’d seen it in the right order and without the annoyances caused by a poor DVD.

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comparative Thanksgivings

“Next year, we’re all coming to Austin for Thanksgiving,” my mom told me over the phone, half-jokingly, and that was as close as she would get to revealing that she had been very unhappy about their Thanksgiving plans this year. I just laughed along with her, as if it were a joke. I hadn’t told her, and wouldn’t, that this year I had one of the best Thanksgiving days ever, ever, ever.

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