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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.
Nota = 5,5
Some day, they'll go down together / They'll bury them side by side / To a few, it'll be grief / To the law, a relief / But it's death for Bonnie and Clyde.
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A classic film in the history of American cinema. The late 60's was a period of significant transition which is still felt today. Movies were starting to move away from the classic clean look of older movies. With Bonnie and Clyde mainstream movies moved toward a more gritty and realistic presentation of life. This is considered the first mainstream American movie that presented scene shots where the gun shot and effects of the bullet are experienced instantaneously. Bullets can no longer enter a body without blood special effects and bullets do not simply enter the flesh without making exterior damage. For today, this is commonplace, but for 1967, it was groundbreaking.
In addition, the anti-establishment mood of the time period…
Wow. What an extraordinary film. The cinematography is marvelous and often obscures the view of things with perfect framing. I want to say more as these are just my initial thoughts. What a film. 10/10.
I grew up watching a lot of movies but this was the first one to truly blow me away when I was a teenager.
Initial thought after the end of the movie: "What an excessive amount of bullets used in that final scene!" I actually didn't expect this movie to be THIS violent and bloody.
Hab ein bisschen gebraucht, um in den Rhythmus des Filmes zu kommen, konnte man dann aber gut schauen. Es ist zu empfehlen, den im filmgeschichtlichen Kontext zu sehen.
One of the movies that signaled a new beginning for hollywood. Violent, yet funny and charming, and full of style.
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