Once again, I laud you for your flawless writing and the manner of clarity with which you delineate upon not just the internalized violence of the Western but that of Sam Peckinpah. I had included his film STRAW DOGS for my M Phil dissertation and in the course of reading the original source – the novel THE SIEGE ON TRENCHER’S FARM – and researching about Sam, I found that his aversion to sugercoating violence of the mind makes more sense in the modern epoch which we occupy. In Straw Dogs too, the editing of overlapping sequences that you mention was visible in the now iconic hunting scene. I think the film represented the toxicity of male ego and its conditioning as well as insecure reserves more realistically than ever before. I will be glad if you could share your views of this film too.