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The Peckinpah Papers: The files of late director Sam Peckinpah, who raised cinematic violence to a new level in “The Wild Bunch” (1969) and “Straw Dogs” (1971), are being opened to the public for study and research by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In addition to annotated scripts, production and casting memos, the collection contains extensive correspondence files and a large amount of legal and financial material. It also documents such classic films as “Ride the High Country,” along with unproduced films and television shows.


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