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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 Barrow who in the 1930s began robbing banks in U.S. cities until they were eventually killed. The film is a major landmark in the aesthetic movement known as the 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.
"Saw this on TCM earlier this month. It's a great movie!"*
*Welcome to the First Installment of Two Sentence Movie Reviews With 65 Year Old Man Matthew Legarreta.
I have seen this movie so many times, love the action, I believe it was Warren Beatty's only film where I liked him. The climactic ending was over quicker than I remember, the first time I saw the film,it went on forever. Estelle Parsons was good and new but I still think the Oscar should have gone to Hackman for the "Cow Joke " but seriously great movie.
I want Warren Beatty to shoot me in the face.
I love this film. I watch it every few months and even though it is from 1967 it still always feels fresh to me. I love Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, they are great as Bonnie and Clyde. The cinematography is great. I watched the 2013 version of Bonnie and Clyde and was super disappointed. The 67 version will always be amazing to me.
I wonder if, sometimes, a movie’s impact outweighs its actual merit. Avatar, for example, displayed revolutionary CGI and it earned praise for its herculean achievements in special effects, rightfully so. But beyond its extraordinary special effects, Avatar is not an excellent movie (the reasons why are for another review). Similarly, 1967’s Bonnie and Clyde forever transformed the movie landscape by stretching the boundaries of what is appropriate in a film. The violence, especially, was unbelievably graphic for its time and has influenced movies ever since. After watching Bonnie and Clyde, however, I found myself unimpressed with the movie as a whole, despite its reputation as a trailblazer.
Bonnie and Clyde gives a romanticized version of real life criminals Bonnie Parker…
So I finally got around to watching this classic. It was good but I didn't love it. I think it had a lot to do with the fact that I was never won over by the main characters. Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty were great in it. I had no idea Gene Hackman was in this movie and he played a different role than what I'm used to seeing him as which was nice. Gene Wilder showed up as well in a smaller role to add some comic relief which was also fun. It was a great cast and I usually love to root for the villains but I couldn't quite get there with this crew. Probably because they were…
One of the great slow death marches in movie history, starting with Gene Wilder, of all people. Once his Eugene Grizzard character casually reveals his career as an undertaker while happily eating a hamburger and riding around with the Barrow Gang, Dunnaway's Bonnie realizes they've invited the equivalent of a vampire into their home, and the end is near.
The solitude of Bonnie's realization lingers across the last act of the film, with her own mother delivering a morbid prediction during a dusty, bizarre family gathering in a mineral quarry. She wisely forbids Bonnie and Clyde from ever moving to a place near her again, because once found, they will be murdered. The slo-mo of a young boy from Bonnie's…
All of the people
In this movie are super,
Except Blanche...dumb Blanche.
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