Life of director Sam Peckinpah as historical fiction: If They Move... Kill ’Em!
Although he first got acquainted with American filmmaker Sam Peckinpah through Peckinpah’s films, the author of this paper focuses on the director’s unusual life by means of his personal observations as well as the main guidelines of the perception of Peckinpah as a public figure (such as Peckinpah’s biography If They Move... Kill ‘Em by David Waddle). The technique of writing about the life of a filmmaker is put in the context of the theory of literature and the genre of biography and the key to the creative relationship with the lives of prominent figures, according to the author’s analysis, is the historiographic metafiction as the intersection of different models of reading and writing about somebody ’s life.