September 16

Bonnie and Clyde

Posted by lori . 2 Comments


This is one of the films that ushered in the New Hollywood era.  Dealing freely with violence and sex, Bonnie and Clyde was groundbreaking in the 1960’s.  Viewed today, it is a compelling, romantic look at these two violent Depression-era gangsters.  You don’t get much prettier than Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty in their prime.  If you’re looking for exact historical accuracy, you won’t find it in this movie.  What you will find is a beautifully crafted story of Great Depression mythology and masterful filmmaking.

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2 Responses to " Bonnie and Clyde"

  • houndstooth says:

    I remember watching parts of this in college during a humanities course, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen it all the way through. I’m surprised that the Bonnie and Clyde relationship hasn’t been glamorized more often by Hollywood.

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