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Bonnie and Clyde
They’re young… they’re in love… and they kill people.
Bonnie and Clyde is based on the true stories of the gangster pair Bonnie Parker and Clyde Parker who in the 1930’s began robbing banks in all the main US cities until they were eventually killed. The film takes on the aesthetical movement of New Hollywood.
Noir-November Challenge! Movie #31
Based loosely on the real life gangsters Bonnie and Clyde!
Sultry Faye Dunaway lights up the screen with her larger than life rendition of the character Bonnie Parker! Her animal magnetism cannot be contained within the big screen any more than you can keep the dough inside the Pillsbury container once you cracked it and the dough burst through the seam! The intimate close up shots of this vivacious beauty were pure eye candy!
Warren Beatty effervescent rendition of Clyde Barrow was equally amazing! Together they were hands down one of the most charismatic and tragedy bound anti hero couples ever to grace the big screen!
Stellar performances by fellow co-stars Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman,…
Based on the true stories surrounding the famous gangster pair, Bonnie and Clyde tells the story of a young couple who began robbing little stores and eventually banks during the times of the Great Depression, with the help of C.W. Moss and Clyde's brother Buck and his wife Blanche, forming the 'mediatic' Barrow Gang.
Taking into account that Arthur Penn's story keeps a very regular tone and hardly progresses until the powerful finale - 'all we see' is a couple (and their gang) robbing banks during a couple of hours in order to escape from their boring lives - what makes his film so special and so remarkable? Historical importance aside, Bonnie and Clyde is a very charming and incomparably…
They say pictures don't lie, but the truth is they can lie as bad as anybody, including Clyde Barrow, who seduces Bonnie Parker with the promise of an exciting life full of sex, wealth, and danger (I guess 1 out of 3 ain't bad). That theme of unfulfilled promise runs deep - take a look at the hilarious sequence with Gene Wilder's Eugene and his girlfriend temporarily taking up with the gang, and the way it ends on a grim anti-punchline that only Bonnie, cursed by foresight, really understands.
The movie's commercial and generic promises ultimately DO get filled, though, with plenty of violent shootouts and chases, including the final one that gives the audience more than they could ever…
Wow. What a perfect opening sequence. Faye Dunaway sells her character in the first three minutes before even uttering a single line of dialogue.
Actually, the times when this film is at its strongest are the times when nobody says anything. The awkward love making sequence. ("I told you I'm not a lover boy.") C.W. at the wheel, the pair of injured lovers sleeping in the back seat. Mostly, Bonnie's quiet moments of discomfort and seething anger. She is the most interesting character in the film. Dare I say it, the film is more about Bonnie than it is about Bonnie and Clyde.
So many interesting characters walk in and out. At its peak, the Barrow Gang is seven people…
How can you not have a good time watching such an attractive couple doing such terrible dastardly things? The media attention they receive, on top of it, makes it so damn appealing, with the film recognizing that through the many characters picked up along the way. Combining it's forward sexuality with the unprecedented realism in violence at the time makes for quite the memorable experience.
The film's titular characters, Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) and Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway), meet when Clyde attempts to steal Bonnie's mother's car. Clyde then persuades her to partner up with him in crime, suggestively having her touch his gun. He offers a lavish lifestyle and a way out of her mundane life working as a…
A defining piece of New Hollywood cinema where thirties, depression-era America is filtered through sixties sensibility. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway adopt their lead roles expertly and strike a perfect balance between giddy romance and shocking anti-heroics. Through daring innovation, a bold depiction of violence and an iconic finale, Arthur Penn's landmark film changed the face of cinema, inspired a generation of filmmakers and remains powerful today, only three years shy of its fiftieth anniversary.
'This here's Miss Bonnie Parker. I'm Clyde Barrow. We rob banks.'
No, it's not perfect, and 48 years later, the slow-motion death-by-gun has been so overused that, if anything, it's refreshing to watch someone get killed in real time. But I appreciated the French influences, the film's look, and yes, Faye. (Is it just me, or does she look best behind the wheel here?)
Did it "open the floodgates" for cinematic violence? Undoubtedly. However, as someone who has been conditioned to stomach it while still remaining sensitive to such ordeals, I don't begrudge the film. Maybe I've been desensitized.
Going in, I was a little worried that I might come out not liking this film. As far as the "big three counter-culture classic films" go, I loved "The Graduate" when I first saw it, but "Easy Rider" left me cold. Now, they aren't very similar films at all, I can acknowledge that, but that just made my expectations for "Bonnie and Clyde" even more confused. Since "B & C" are nothing like the previously aforementioned movies, I had no idea if I would like it or not.
Fortunately, I have to say that I do really like the film. It's got some similarities to "Easy Rider", being that the protagonists are two characters on the run from the law, and…
Definitely a product of its time (some of it hasn't aged very well), but man, what a time it was!
Intercut with the opening credits, Arthur Penn begins Bonnie and Clyde with snapshots of depression era midwesterners. These images fade away almost as swiftly as they snap onto the screen. Outside of establishing the dismal economic woes of the period, these shots also supply motivation for Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. That motivation is not, as the duo claims frequently, a desperate grasp for funds in an impossible job market, but a youthfully foolish desire to be important. Bonnie does not want to fade out after a simple, meager small town life, like all the people in the opening photos. She wants adventure! A passionate romance! To be famous! Take the scene in the movie theater following Clyde's murder of…
I enjoy this film as a caper, I like it as a exploitation but I love this film as a romance.
Bonnie and Clyde (1968) Film Thoughts... Finally figured I would knock this one off the "unwatched" list. I have had this Ultimate Edition for a while now (I think I paid $2.00 for it) and have been curious about it. After watching the film, I am not too sure how I feel. I did like the film overall but am not enamored. I can see where it got it reputation for the violence, I don't remember any other mainstream Hollywood film from that time as graphic as this. Squib City in some parts and very bloody. As for the rest, it gets a little dull and dragged out. As I watched a young Gene Hackman perform, all I could think…
Bonnie and Clyde is amazing. It is an American take on European filmmaking. Arthur Penn's masterpiece perfectly blends realism, excitement, and humor. He takes the myth of Bonnie and Clyde and turns it into a relatable, and beautiful film about the times and people. Bonnie and Clyde may be two of history's most infamous criminals, but the film shows they were people just like the rest of us. It was a boy trying to impress a girl and a group of outsiders trying to be heroes.
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