Max Evans

Max Evans, Part Two, "Goin' Crazy with Sam Peckinpah"

Air Dates: November 8-11, 2014
Max Evans, Part Two, This week's REPORT FROM SANTA FE is the second part of a special two-part program featuring an interview with Max Evans, one of New Mexico's most beloved writers, discussing his newest book "Goin' Crazy with Sam Peckinpah and All Our Friends," an enthralling memoir of his years of friendship with the director. This show contains more of Max's behind-the-scenes tales and movie clips from Peckinpah's legendary films including "Straw Dogs," "Major Dundee," and "Junior Bonner." His films have become cult classics and Max details the wild and turbulent life of this mad genius of film. QUOTE: “There’s perhaps no writer who more vividly and colorfully expresses New Mexico cowboy culture than Ol’ Max Evans. . . . [This] book is chockablock with wild and woolly tales, but according to Evans, the Peckinpah who regularly visited him in New Mexico ‘was a whole different human being’ than the raucous, often dangerous Peckinpah of filmmaking lore.” – Variety More

Max Evans, author, "Goin' Crazy with Sam Peckinpah"

Air Dates: November 1-4, 2014
Max Evans, author, This week's guest on "Report from Santa Fe" is Max Evans, a true Renaissance man whose activities include artist, cowboy, miner, and award-winning author. Evans discusses his newest book "Goin' Crazy with Sam Peckinpah and All Our Friends," an enthralling memoir of his years of friendship with Director Sam Peckinpah, detailing the wild and turbulent life of this mad genius of film whose movies "The Wild Bunch" and "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid" have become cult classics. More

Max Evans, author, "The Hi Lo Country," "Madam Millie," "The Rounders"

Air Dates: August 2-5, 2014
Max Evans, author, Max Evans, one of New Mexico's most beloved and prolific writers, is the guest on this week's “Report from Santa Fe,” . Evans’ work include novels “Bluefeather Fellini,” short stories “Animal Stories” and “For the Love of a Horse,” nonfiction “Madam Millie” and films “The Hi Lo Country” and “The Rounders.” He has written over 30 books. An artist, author, scriptwriter, cowboy, World War II D-Day veteran, miner, and founding member of the New Mexico Film Commission, Max Evans has lived, promoted, and articulated the Western way of life for nearly eight decades. In this new interview, Max celebrates the re-release of his popular book “The Hi Lo Country” and describes the real-life events which inspired the book. He discusses the film version of the book which has now reached cult status. New Mexico's landscape itself, especially the northeastern corner of the state, is realized almost as a character in the book and film. Max explores how the powerful pull of the land itself affects his characters and their actions. QUOTES: “By the time I was 17, life was really whippin' up and the son of a gun never stopped. It has been a dead run for 90 damn years and my ears laid back all the time!” Max Evans “For me, the Code of the West is simple. You never let a friend down...ever. And you don't go after your enemies if they leave you alone. You can live a long time on those things.” Max Evans More