Sam Peckinpah, who is an artist, has, with Straw Dogs, made the first American film that is a fascist work of art.
Straw Dogs (1971)
It may be about time for movies to realize that they aren’t realistic. They are, for all the reality of their locales and of their actors and of their circumstances, only representations of reality and nothing more.
Although Peckinpah’s general attitudes turn out to be reactionary to the point of madness, he has never functioned better as a filmmaker: Straw Dogs is a hateful but very exciting movie.