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Author Evans, Max, 1924-

Title Goin' crazy with Sam Peckinpah and all our friends / Max Evans as told to Robert Nott.

Publication Info. Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2014.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  791.4302 EVA    AVAILABLE
Description xii, 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Summary "Almost as famous for the legendary excesses of his personal life as for his films, Sam Peckinpah (1925-1984) cemented his reputation as one of the great American directors with movies such as The Wild Bunch and Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. Max Evans, one of Peckinpah's best friends, experienced the director's mercurial character and personal demons firsthand. In this enthralling memoir we follow Evans and Peckinpah through conversations in bars, family gatherings, binges on drugs and alcohol, struggles with film producers and executives, and Peckinpah's abusive behavior--sometimes directed at Evans himself. Evans's stories--most previously unpublished--provide a uniquely intimate look at Peckinpah, their famous friends (including Lee Marvin, Brian Keith, Joel McCrea, and James Coburn), and the business of Hollywood in the 1960s and 1970s"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Includes index.
Contents Introduction -- The Madman of Film and His Legacy -- Everybody Wanted to Meet Sam Peckinpah Until They Met Him -- The Night I Tried to Kill Sam Peckinpah -- Bring Me the Head of Max Evans -- Did You Hear the Phone? -- How Lee Marvin Won His Oscar -- The Westerner -- This Part Has Already Been Cast -- The Day Clark Gable Performed The One-Eyed Sky -- The Green -- The Brothers Kowalski -- Charles Champlin, Sam, and The Wild Bunch -- An Interlude with Katy Haber -- A Pirate Guarding His Gold: L.Q. Jones -- Junior Bonner -- Pat Garrett, James Coburn, and the Taos Talking Pictures Festival -- Why Bob Boles Never became a Movie Star -- Beverly Hills Max -- Two Guys, Two Girls, and Me in the Middle -- Crossing the Iron -- 81/2 Meets Ride the High Country -- This Play Was Not Meant to Be a Comedy -- Hi Lo to Hollywood -- The Last Heineken.
Subject Peckinpah, Sam, 1925-1984.
Peckinpah, Sam, 1925-1984 -- Friends and associates.
Evans, Max, 1924- -- Friends and associates.
Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Biography.
Added Author Nott, Robert, 1960-
Added Title Going crazy with Sam Peckinpah and all our friends
ISBN 9780826335876 (hardback) $27.95
082633587X (hardback)

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