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Reel Reviews – Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

Reel Review #29: “Nobody loses all the time.” Well, actually sometimes they do. This Sam Peckinpah classic is a tough film, a difficult film and one that rewards the viewer. Almost universally panned upon its release, by all but a few critics that saw the greatness hidden behind it tough exterior, today it is recognized as a classic. This is Peckinpah’s most personal film and one in which Warren Oates gives a performance to be remembered. The best synopsis of this film I have seen is: “the story of two losers who challenge destiny”. Time to see Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia.

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8 Responses to “Reel Reviews – Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia”


  1. Gravatar Icon 1 Jason Mar 11th, 2005 at 1:56 pm

    I listened to your Podcast for the first time today and I was very impressed. You have an excellent and professional delivery.

    Oh yeah, and I added

  2. Gravatar Icon 2 Michael Mar 11th, 2005 at 10:51 pm

    Jason,

    Thanks for the compliment. Let me know what you think of BMTHOAG. We still have a week or two before it is released for retail, but you sould have it soon enough.

    Thanks again.

  3. Gravatar Icon 3 Tim Mar 18th, 2005 at 6:01 am

    Michael –
    It is kind of ironic that having been a podcaster from the get-go and having known about it since Adam’s first show, that I haven’t been listening to a lot of podcasts. I have been so wrapped up in working on our show that I haven’t taken the time to explore the vast world that we are a part of.

    Stupid as it is, being an avid film fan, I never listened to your show until this past week. Damn, I can’t believe what I have been missing. You are doing a tremendous job with the show. It is informative without spoiling the movie, consise, and full of the backstories that I would have never known about.

    The production value is also awesome. We have fought through the problems of recording and mixing 3 people in 3 separate locations and are finally starting to get a handle on it. Thanks to you detailing your setup so well, I went out yesterday and invested a good amount of money in my setup; the difference is awesome I think that Tony & Trixie will soon do the same.

    Thanks for the great show. I am really enjoying it, I just have a lot of catching up to do. Glad to hear you are going to do Miller’s Crossing soon too. As a small recommendation, I was working from home a couple days ago and Unstrung Heros came on; I haven’t seen it in years and had forgotten what a great flick it was. Beit that I am new to your show and catching up, I don’t know if you ever review more, well…. sensitive-type movies, but if you do, it’s a real gem.

    Take care!
    -Tim

    p.s. Thanks to you, I updated my Blockbuster queue and thought that you might get a kick out of it.

    queue

  4. Gravatar Icon 4 Paul Mar 21st, 2005 at 2:13 am

    Hi,

    Love the podcasts, keep it up!

    just wanted to mention that the IMDB url is broken for this story, and others i guess…

    see ya
    Paul

  5. Gravatar Icon 5 Michael Mar 22nd, 2005 at 1:03 pm

    Tim,

    Thanks for the compliment. Great screenshot!

  6. Gravatar Icon 6 Michael Mar 22nd, 2005 at 1:04 pm

    Paul,

    Thanks for the heads up. Fixed now.

  7. Gravatar Icon 7 Tony Dudley Mar 24th, 2005 at 1:58 am

    Great show. I found your site through the Tim and Tony show by way of my friend JefferyT’s goodbeershow.com. I’m a child of the sixties and love watching and talking about movies. Especially from this era. I for one would love to hear your views on “Straw Dogs.” Keep up the great work. I’ll be back often.

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