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September 6, 2016

Episode 287: Straw Dogs (1971)

Special Guest: Gordon Williams, David Weddle
Guest Co-Host: Maitland McDonagh, Eric J. Peterson

No stranger to controversy, Sam Peckinpah's Straw Dogs (1971) examines the nature of man, marriage, and more. The film stars Dustin Hoffman as David Sumner, a mathematician who moves to the south of England with his native wife, Amy (Susan George) where he upsets the status quo. The situation erupts in violence and terror.

Maitland McDonagh and Eric J. Peterson join Mike to discuss Peckinpah's film as well as Rod Lurie's 2011 remake. A few Turkish remakes are also compared to the original and U.S. remake.

The author of the book Straw Dogs was based on, The Siege at Trencher's Farm, Gordon Williams, and the author of If They Move... Kill 'Em!, David Weddle, discuss the background of the film.

Listen/Download Now:

Buy Straw Dogs (1971) on DVD
Buy Straw Dogs (2011) on DVD
Buy The Siege of Trencher's Farm by Gordon Williams
Buy If They Move . . . Kill 'Em!: The Life and Times of Sam Peckinpah by David Weddle
Visit the official Susan George Website

"Straw Dogs" - Idaho
"Dead Cat" - Jerry Fielding
"Straw Dogs" - Stiff Little Fingers
"Sam's Song (Ask Any Working Girl" - Kris Kristofferson



  1. Love this podcast and this episode in particular. One comment though...specifically to Mike. Can you please do some sort of sound mixing to your mic? Your "S" sounds are always so shrill. When I move the volume down enough so that its palatable, the normal voices of everyone else are too low. This is pretty consistent for all episodes. It'd make the consumption of this amazing podcast much better.

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