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Bonnie and Clyde (1967) - Arthur Penn

Related: violent film - American cinema - New Hollywood

When released, the film was controversial for supposedly glorifying murderers, and for its unprecedented violence. Bonnie and Clyde was the first film to feature extensive use of squibs small explosive charges, often mounted with bags of red liquid and fired from inside an actor's clothes to simulate bullet hits. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonnie_and_Clyde_%28film%29 [Dec 2005]

Bonnie and Clyde (1967) - Arthur Penn [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]

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Bonnie and Clyde (1967) is a film about Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, bank robbers who roamed the central United States during the Great Depression. As in real life, the couple is eventually ambushed and killed by law enforcement. The film was directed by Arthur Penn, and starred Warren Beatty as Clyde Barrow and Faye Dunaway as Bonnie Parker. The screenplay was written by David Newman and Robert Benton, with Robert Towne doing some uncredited work.

When released, the film was controversial for supposedly glorifying murderers, and for its unprecedented violence. Bonnie and Clyde was the first film to feature extensive use of squibs small explosive charges, often mounted with bags of red liquid and fired from inside an actor's clothes to simulate bullet hits.

Bonnie and Clyde has been selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonnie_and_Clyde_%28film%29 [Dec 2005]

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One of the landmark films of the 1960s, Bonnie and Clyde changed the course of American cinema. Setting a milestone for screen violence that paved the way for Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch, this exercise in mythologized biography should not be labeled as a bloodbath; as critic Pauline Kael wrote in her rave review, "it's the absence of sadism that throws the audience off balance." The film is more of a poetic ode to the Great Depression, starring the dream team of Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway as the titular antiheroes, who barrel across the South and Midwest robbing banks with Clyde's brother Buck (Gene Hackman), Buck's frantic wife Blanche (Estelle Parsons), and their faithful accomplice C.W. Moss (the inimitable Michael J. Pollard). Bonnie and Clyde is an unforgettable classic that has lost none of its power since the 1967 release. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

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