March 21, 2008

...Straw Dogs (1971)

Straw Dogs is a visceral experience in movie viewing with an intensity, from the first frame, that is rarely seen (or felt) in mainstream film. Dustin Hoffman, Susan George and the lesser-known supporting actors are excellent in this story of an American man, his British wife and the pack of farmers/hunters (the titular dogs) that harass them. This is a great film (though not for all tastes) that director Sam Peckinpah has layered for repeat viewings.

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