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[writing in 1971]: The work of a director like the late Michael Reeves seems to me to prove that the industry is susceptible to infiltration, provided only that the infiltrator takes care to cover some of his tracks. In the case of the horror film (whose scope is broad enough to include the fantastic, the historical and the psychological), he may only have to deliver the appropriate quota of ...
One of the very few British critics to praise Sam Peckinpah's "Straw Dogs" in 1971; in the "Monthly Film Bulletin", he referred to it as "an indispensable Peckinpah masterpiece". The influence of Peckinpah's film on his first television play, "Rainy Day Women" (1984), is very clear and was widely noted at the time.