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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.
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…
Bonnie and Clyde is a red-blooded masterwork. It is the epitome of high-class American cinema, where excess is fine art and absurdity is brilliant poetry. A high-octane attack on high-brow posturing, Bonnie and Clyde is a genuine work of art. It has served as the demented template for all future lovers on the lam stories. It is outrageously pleasurable and super violent, with an inspired sense of gory extravagance depicted in a lovingly unapologetic bias. Bonnie and Clyde is perfect filmmaking at its most meaningful and merry.
Bonnie and Clyde is a hypersexual treatise on young love and juvenile fantasy. It is wild, dangerous, and horny. Bonnie and Clyde is also a disturbed film with an emphasis on repressed and…
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…
Important AND great! That doesn't happen all too often.
This was a long overdue rewatch, and it's actually better than I remembered. The effects might look a bit dated now, but the violence was defining back when.
As for everything else, it's wonderfully casted and every actor is on form, surrounded by great cinematography. What really stuck out for me is the wonderful writing, adding in nostalgia, warmth and humour amidst the action, suspense and bleakness without ever creating a feeling of excess.
And then as your focal point you have the ludicrously beautiful couple with tons of chemistry.
The point when American movies changed.
To be clear, it's 'Bonnie and Clyde'. Not 'Clyde and Bonnie'. The movie is as completely absorbing as she is.
I loved how the characters became projections of each other's ambitions. Bonnie, the pretty Texas blonde, wishes to become a movie star. Clyde turns her into a notorious bank robber, which is as close to fame as she will ever get. Clyde, failing in the mister torpedo-area, uses his gun as the prime expression of masculinity. Thanks to Bonnie's admiration, the petty thief sees himself a world-class outlaw. But in the end, the film was only as good as the character's true skills: mediocre at best.
(Original review outdated, re-evaluation required at later date)
Because it broke grounds when it was made, it holds up well in an age where violence and gangster romanticisation is ubiquitous. It's not easy to forgive the historical inaccuracies.
rightfully canonized. spectacular new wave-inspired editing highlights groundbreaking violence. the ending is justifiably legendary. the rare classic that lives up to expectations.
I know this movie was groundbreaking for it's time, with the bloody violence of the finale and Clyde's pecker problems, but those points cannot shock or awe my modern eyes. Elsewizzle, it was a good movie, though very little of the film is sticking with me as I write this on the morning after viewing. Do have to admit to some lusting after Faye Dunaway.
Never left the public conciousness due to how heightened it all is-the entire gang is unstable to the point of flameout.
Quite possibly the only gangster film I've ever enjoyed. Faye Dunaway is marvelous and Warren Beatty is phenomenal. Plus a surprise appearance by Gene Wilder made this film amazing.
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