Junior Bonner The Making of a Classic with Steve McQueen and Sam Peckinpah in the Summer of 1971

Yet, like the story in front of the camera, the story Rosebrook finds behind the camera is not one of defeat but of faith in dreams and perseverance in pursuing them—it’s a story of creative collaboration, where everyone working to his ...

Author: Jeb Rosebrook

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“Junior Bonner is Jeb Rosebrook’s masterpiece, subtly understated and richly rewarding. In 1972, it provided director Sam Peckinpah with a unique opportunity to return to his roots and deliver a portrayal of the modern American West. In this wonderfully written memoir, Rosebrook captures the creative conflicts that are inevitable as words become images. It depicts a classic confrontation between a talented young screenwriter and tyrannical director whose personal visions merge to make a classic motion picture. A must-read for anyone interested in the reality behind great moviemaking.” —Garner Simmons, author of Peckinpah: A Portrait in Montage Junior Bonner (1972) is the best rodeo film that’s ever been made. It was the best script Sam ever got his hands on.…Junior Bonner is truer to the human element behind the sport than any other rodeo film. It’s Sam’s one Western film where the protagonists survive the transition—at least for another day. The wreck might still be coming for Junior Bonner another mile or so down the road. That was the story of Sam, too.“ —Max Evans, author of Goin’ Crazy with Sam Peckinpah and All Our Friends “Without the pressure of being commercially successful the film is one of McQueen’s and Peckinpah’s finest films, dealing with the human heart. The combination of deft performances, inspired writing and directing, and the authentic feel of the locations resulted in a rare experience., in the words of McQueen’s next co-star Ali MacGraw, who proclaimed, “Such a beautiful, perfect film!” —Andrew Antoniades and Mike Siegel, authors of Steve McQueen: The Actor and His Films “Screenwriter Jeb Rosebrook’s memoir about the making of the classic Steve McQueen film he penned, Junior Bonner, is infinitely more than a behind-the-scenes account of a great film. It’s an inside-the-scenes account of a turning point in his own life, of a dangerous moment in the career of an aging movie star, of a transitional time when Hollywood briefly emulated the artistic ambitions and creative reach of European cinema. The cast of characters includes such flammable figures as McQueen and legendary director auteur-terrible Sam Peckinpah and assorted agents, producers, and 1970s studio executives who were presiding over Hollywood’s greatest explosion of audacious, boundary-breaking filmmaking since its founding. And Rosebrook’s memoir goes deeper, into the hearts and minds of these dreamers and schemers on both sides of the camera who, almost in spite of themselves, their egos, and their appetites, managed to make lasting film art that’s worth analyzing and celebrating all these decades later.” —Steven Gaydos, Executive Editor, VARIETY “For decades Jeb Rosebrook entertained audiences with films, television shows and novels. Now, his behind-the-scenes memoir of the production of the movie Junior Bonner, which he scripted, spotlights how filmmaking is an intensely collaborative art. Plus, we get all the skinny, and the fat, of behind the scenes shenanigans, sexual dalliances, and Steve McQueen’s resilience and acting strength against Peckinpah’s iron-fisted directing. Junior Bonner, starring Steve McQueen, Ida Lupino and Robert Preston, evolved through Rosebrook’s inspiring creativity and diligent collaboration with the actors—and director Peckinpah always threatening to send home anyone, cast, or crew, with a tin can strapped to their butt. Through it all, Rosebrook’s script survived to create a classic and memorable film—one of the top 100 Westerns.” —James Ciletti, Pikes Poet Laureate, Colorado Springs, Colorado “In this lovely and loving memoir, Junior Bonner: The Making of a Classic with Steven McQueen and Sam Peckinpah in the Summer of 1971, Jeb Rosebrook recalls the production of the film from its beginnings in his own masterly screenplay—an original and one of the best Peckinpah was ever graced with—to the disappointing returns that greeted the film at the box office. Yet, like the story in front of the camera, the story Rosebrook finds behind the camera is not one of defeat but of faith in dreams and perseverance in pursuing them—it’s a story of creative collaboration, where everyone working to his or her peak capacity contributes to the final achievement.” —Paul Seydor, author of Peckinpah: The Western Films: A Reconsideration and The Authentic Death and Contentious Afterlife of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid: The Untold Story of Peckinpah’s Last Western Film.

Junior Bonner The Making of a Classic with Steve McQueen and Sam Peckinpah in the Summer of 1971 Hardback

Screenwriter Jeb Rosebrook's memoir about the making of the classic Steve McQueen film he penned, Junior Bonner, is infinitely more than a behind-the-scenes account of a great film.

Author: Jeb Rosebrook

Publisher: BearManor Media

ISBN: 1629332909

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Screenwriter Jeb Rosebrook's memoir about the making of the classic Steve McQueen film he penned, Junior Bonner, is infinitely more than a behind-the-scenes account of a great film. It's an inside-the-scenes account of a turning point in his own life.

Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America

Berg , Frederick E. Berg , Royal D. Berg , Thorval L. , Junior Bergen , Franklin S.
Berkey , Ward L. Berning , Raymond A. ... Paul W. Bonds , Joseph E. Boney ,
Bobbie E. Bonner , Arden P. , Junior Bonner , Kermit H. Bono , Vernon C. Bonser
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Author: United States. Congress. Senate

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105119553142

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Sam Peckinpah

Junior Bonner ( 1972 ) if one but it is entireckinpah . It shomade Ju “ . . . AS
GENUINE as a sunrise , ” Curly Bonner ' s appraisal of his lone cowboy brother
Junior is a good description of the whole film . Junior Bonner is a sincere , honest
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Author: Doug McKinney

Publisher: Boston : Twayne Publishers

ISBN: UOM:39015002292020

Category: Motion picture producers and directors

Page: 266

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Discusses films such as The deadly companions, Ride the high country, Major Dundee, Noon wine, The wild bunch, The ballad of Cable Hogue, Straw dogs, Junior Bonner, The getaway, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia, The killer elite, Cross of iron, Convoy, and others.

Creativity

391 JUNIOR BONNER THE LAST OF HIS KIND . Two of Hollywood ' s most
exciting film rebels , Steve McQueen and Sam Peckinpah , pool their talents for
ABC Pictures Corp ' s JUNIOR BONNER , the story of a rugged individualist , a
man ...

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Filmfacts

In all , while many critics concurred with Newsday ' s Martin Levine that Junior
Bonner was “ less carefully worked up , less obsessive than Straw Dogs or The
Wild Bunch , " and that it would have benefitted from " more care in the early
stages ...

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Crucified Heroes

Junior Bonner is Peckinpah ' s first movie set in the present - day West . It tells of
a homecoming . After a year away playing the rodeo circuits , Junior Bonner
returns to his home town of Prescott , Arizona . The way of life that bred Junior is
in its ...

Author: Terence Butler

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ISBN: UCAL:B3178045

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Creativity 2

391 JUNIOR BONNER . THE LAST OF HIS KIND . Two of Hollywood ' s most
exciting film rebels . Steve McQueen and Sam Peckinpah , pool their talents for
ABC Pictures Corp ' s JUNIOR BONNER , the story of a rugged individualist , a
man ...

Author: Fred Hausman

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105128611790

Category: Advertising

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Los Angeles Blue Book

... SBarb Yacht , Channel City BOLSON , Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. , Jr. ( Virginia Ann
McQuade ) 346-4032 Robert James ... ( Junior ) 6766 Portshead Rd . , Malibu
90265 Kirsten Kathleen Bonesteel ( Junior ) Club : Bel - Air Bay BONNER , Mr.
and ...

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Sam Peckinpah s West

Junior Bonner ( 1972 ) featured two generations of stars : stars who had been
popular , Ida Lupino and Robert Preston , and stars who were popular at the time
, Steve McQueen , Ben Johnson , and Joe Don Baker . Again dealing with ...

Author: Leonard Engel

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ISBN: UOM:39015060000463

Category: Performing Arts

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"I use violence as it is. It's ugly, brutalizing, and bloody...awful." Vilified for his violent vision of the American West as presented in films such as The Wild Bunch and Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, the artistry of Sam Peckinpah's work was largely overlooked in his lifetime. Dismissed by critics, he was essentially ignored in the decade following his untimely death in 1984 at the age of fifty-nine. However, with the publication of a biography in 1994 and Warner Bros.' theatrical re-release of The Wild Bunch in 1995, Peckinpah reemerged as a distinctive voice in American film. In Sam Peckinpah's West eleven scholars approach the director's oeuvre with an eye toward his minor films, touching on themes and characters previously overlooked and linking his vision to America's literary and historical traditions. These insightful essays assure us that Peckinpah's work will not be forgotten again, nor the vibrancy of his characters who go out "not with a whimper, nor even a bang, but a cinematic explosion that rocked Hollywood and riveted us in a way we'll never forget."

Justified Lives

Junior Bonner is the best - natured of all of Peckinpah ' s films . It tries for neither
the dramatic intensity of The Wild Bunch and Straw Dogs nor the sentimentality of
Cable Hogue . Instead , Junior Bonner tells its story simply and directly , without ...

Author: Michael Bliss

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ISBN: UOM:39015026837099

Category: Motion pictures

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Arizona Highways

Like the Hassayampa , Junior Bonner is one of Prescott's claims to fame . It didn't
make as much money as Aladdin , but where would you rather sleep , in a room
named for a guy who carries a lamp , or the Steve McQueen Room ? Enough ...

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The Films of the Seventies

452 Junior Bonner ( 1972 ) * * * * Cinerama , 103 min . Dir Sam Peckinpah , Scr
Jeb Rosebrook , Cin Lucien Ballard , Ed Robert Wolfe , Art Edward S . Haworth ,
Mus Jerry Fielding , Prod Joe Wizan , Assoc Prod Mickey Borofsky . Cast : Steve ...

Author: Marc Sigoloff

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: UOM:39015049658522

Category: Performing Arts

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This is a comprehensive filmography of American, British and Canadian feature films released during the decade of the 1970s. Nearly 1,000 films are listed alphabetically, each with cast (including the characters they played) and credits; release date; a five star rating system; production company; length; the Motion Picture Association of America rating of G, PG, R or X; various award winners are indicated with symbols; and a brief summary of major plot details and characters and an evaluation of its virtues or flaws. The box-office rentals of each film achieving $4 million or more are also indicated.

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CH 7 - 5483 Mon - Tues 7th Wed April 2 Program uncertain . yage Of Sinbad ;
Junior Bonner . Beg 974 . EAST BRUNSWICK - TURNPIKE ALL - WEATHER (
INDOOR ) - Rte . 18 . 257 - 5055 Earthquake . 975 . EAST BRUNSWICK -
TURNPIKE ...

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The Bonner Family History

Sue Bonner Thornton. son of Clyde ... He is a past president of the Palestine
Lions Club and a past director of the Palestine Junior Chamber of Commerce . ...
Arthur Willis “ Opp Jr. ” Bonner , Jr. was born in Wortham , Texas October 15 ,
1912.

Author: Sue Bonner Thornton

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ISBN: WISC:89062850979

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Motion Picture Daily

REVIEW : WB Meet To Open In Tokyo Monday Junior Bonner Guilds , Unions
Back [ PG ] Rerun Petition FCC NEW YORK The second of Warner Bros.
International's three 1972 regional conferences will open in Tokyo next Monday
under the ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105027765366

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Film

JUNIOR BONNER Junior Bonner is a return for Sam Peckinpah to one of his
favourite themes — the anachronism of the | loner as the world becomes
increasingly streamlined — and further proof that away from this Books cont . The
Talkies ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105008345626

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The California Register

BONNER , Mr. and Mrs. Cleve Benjamin ( Josephine Farrell ) , 3931 Alta Vista Dr.
, Flintridge , Pasadena ; SYlvan 0-1559 . Mr. and Mrs. Philip ... FRichard Lee
Bonner , Jr. Affiliations : National Charity League ; John Tracy Clinic Women's
Aux .

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ISBN: UCSC:32106020201478

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The Films of Sam Peckinpah

Whatever the reason , everything he made after Junior Bonner has about it a
harshness , a blackness , that is unforgiving . Even the mainstream appeal of The
Getaway is subverted by a despairing view of contemporary America as a
soulless ...

Author: Neil Fulwood

Publisher: B T Batsford Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105112270397

Category: Performing Arts

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A detailed look at both the films and the man. One of America's most intriguing directors of Westerns and films of violence, Peckinpah created a highly influential body of work, including Ride the High Country, Major Dundee, The Wild Bunch, Straw Dogs, and The Getaway. Illustrated with 50 stills, the book includes a biographical account of Peckinpah, including his early years in television, and a chronological examination of his films, placed in the context of their production and critical reception. There are fascinating accounts of Peckinpah's approach to film direction and on-set behavior, as well as of studio interference during editing. An analysis of the iconography of his films illuminates the director's recurring themes and preoccupations.