Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid

Bob Dylan Soundtrack

3 Versions / 3 Title Pages

Posters / Media

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Preview Trailers

Original Trailer 1973

Clip: Slim Pickens Knocks on Heaven’s Door

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Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid

Then there were three:
The butchering and saving of a masterpiece …

There are several accounts of the vicious infighting between Pekinpah and the studio over the movie.
Wikipedia has an excellent report: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Garrett_and_Billy_the_Kid.

Three different versions of the movie have now exist:
The Original Film release (1973); The Director’s Cut (1988); and a Warner Brothers Special Edition (2005).
Below is review of all three:

Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid: Three Films, One Man’s Opinion…

Comparing The Three Different Cuts
 Written by grandpa_chum on Mon, 03/20/2006 – 11:17
http://listology.com/list/pat-garrett-and-billy-kid-three-films-one-mans-opinion-comparing-three-different-cutsnow-screen

Kris Kristofferson: “One of the best descriptions I ever read of Sam, some guy said that ‘he looked like a man that was stalking an amimal much larger than himself’.
That’s the way Sam appeared to me. And I think that animal was violence.”


Internet Movie Firearms Database: http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Pat_Garrett_and_Billy_the_Kid

“The end of a picture is always an end of a life.” - Sam Pekinpah

“Audios …”

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Writings:

Questions & Inconsistencies Regarding the Killing of Billy the Kid
http://www.angelfire.com/mi2/billythekid/qandi.html

Billy The Kid: Behind the Alias
Part 1 … Who Was He Really? http://www.h2g2.com/entry/A247691
Created Jan 15, 2000 | Updated Jan 28, 2002

Billy the Kid
Main » American Western Outlaws / Billy the Kid http://www.criminals.lt/page.php?al=billy_the_kid

2 Responses to “Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid”

  1. http://tinyurl.com/joinwills30984 February 4, 2013 at 7:42 pm #

    It seems u truly fully understand a great deal pertaining to this
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    Billy the Kid My Favorite Westerns”. Thank you -Stella

    • jcalberta February 4, 2013 at 9:36 pm #

      My goodness ! Thank you. I really wish that were true. There surely are people out here who are experts on the ‘Kid’- even though there is much controvery surrounding this mysterious individual – many theories, rumors, conflicting evidence, myths and legends. I am a mere fan of the movie by Sam Pekinpah – which was also surrounded by controvery – and now exists in 3 separate versions. The 2nd one – the attempt to restore the butchered first version to what Pekinpah really intended is the best (in my opinion). Avoid the original 1973 theatrical release which was edited (it is said) by as many as 6 different people. The 3rd version probably has the best film quality, but has also endured some questionable editing.

      Forgive my long-winded response. Enjoy !

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