In particular, Peckinpah's endorsement of Ardrey suggested that the figure of David Sumner (Dustin Hoffman) in Straw Dogs
released his animal side to protect his property and "become" a man, an idea that was in line with the feminist notion of Peckinpah as a brute and a sexist.
is every bit as brutal as its predecessor, but Lurie's version lacks the same impact, perhaps because we have been numbed by 40 years of senseless carnage on the big screen.
While Gray presents this short book as something of a conceptual sequel to Straw Dogs
, the new volume contains arguments that manage to emerge intact from the wreckage left behind by its predecessor.
Welcome to Straw Dogs
2011, a remake of a seminal thriller first released in the UK 40 years ago yesterday.
Cert 18, 109 mins It's 40 years today since Sam Peckinpah's controversial thriller Straw Dogs
was originally released in the UK, before being banned for release on the small screen under the Video Recordings Act 1984.
Divorced during his early career from actress Fiona Fullerton, he subsequently married Ms George, a former child actor who went on to star in some of the best known films of the 1970s, including Straw Dogs
(1971) and Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry (1974).
SLF official tribute band Straw Dogs
, from Glasgow, are performing at Ashington football club on Friday, <c Feb 24> when tickets cost pounds 4.
Though he could be funnier than Weddle lets on: "I consider myself one of the foremost male Lesbians in the world," he declared amid the furor over his rape-and-pillage paean Straw Dogs
As well as being in blockbuster Battleship, he's starred in Melancholia and a remake of Straw Dogs
STRAW DOGS 18 FORTY years on, Hollywood returns to Straw Dogs
, one of Sam Peckinpah's most controversial movies.
STRAW DOGS (18) CAST: James Marsden, Kate Bosworth, Alexander Skarsgard, James Woods PLOT: The original Straw Dogs
, made 40 years ago by Sam Peckinpah, became notorious when the video was banned in Britain over a controversial rape scene.