Lurie’s ‘Straw Dogs’ finds its own way

Posted by · 4:48 pm · September 14th, 2011

I should really write something about Rod Lurie’s “Straw Dogs” remake, which, naturally, has been met with a lot of skepticism ever since it was announced. “How dare someone tinker with Peckinpah,” etc. As if Peckinpah is beyond reproach. He’s not, I’d argue, and Lurie’s version of the novel that Peckinpah’s film was based upon […]

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‘Straw Dogs’ remake moves forward, some feel the need to bitch about it

Posted by · 11:43 am · April 23rd, 2009

It seems the knee-jerk reaction to director Rod Lurie’s decision to remake the Sam Peckinpah film “Straw Dogs” is just as you’d expect.  Certain outlets see red and use their web space to bitch about the necessity of such a film.  The Playlist and Rope of Silicon have rants up about it, if you want […]

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The western keeps on truckin’

Posted by · 12:27 am · June 19th, 2008

It’s no real secret that yours truly is in the tank for the western genre.  Being brought up on the films of Sergio Leone and Clint Eastwood tends to make an impact in a young man’s life.  I watch Charles Bronson square off with Henry Fonda on a daily basis.  I’m knee-deep in research on […]

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