I am just getting into Peckinpah and decided to start with this. Apparently, his only final cut.
We get “Breathless” set in South California, with the respective love perspective. Godard’s romance is typically literary, Peckinpah’s down right dirty and ugly. Warren Oates embodies this to perfection.
How ugly people love, you ever wondered? This is tragic and forlorn. And it has one of the greatest opening shots ever, a pregnant lady by the river shore.
Peckinpah was one wild motherfucker. Up there with Ferrara.