Director: Terrence Malick
Performers: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates
Breeds featured: Great Dane or Catahoula, German Shepherd, Collie (warning: pictured dead)
Production information: Warner Brothers, 1973 (USA)
In Malick’s version of the Starkweather-Fugate murders, the beautiful dog that occupies the opening shot becomes the first victim of love. Seems like the message is that you can’t have love without sacrifice.
Warning: the slideshow after the cut includes still images of a dead dog (not the one pictured above).