- David SamuelSam, 1925–84, U.S. film director and screenwriter.
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At the same time, Peckinpah is leaning over your shoulder, whispering that David has brought a lot of this on himself.
Peckinpah never gave a woman more sympathy in any of his other films.
And that time I started studying it, desperate to discover how Peckinpah had done such a number on me.
Step by gentle step, shot by shot, Peckinpah backs you into a corner.
Peckinpah, for all his reputation as “Bloody Sam,” the maestro of screen violence, cuts that part by at least half.
- Sam (uel David). 1926–84, US film director, esp of Westerns, such as The Wild Bunch (1969). Among his other films are Straw Dogs (1971), Bring me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974), and Cross of Iron (1977)