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Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

USA 111m, Colour
Director: Arthur Penn; Cast: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons

bonnie_and_clyde_1967Although Bonnie and Clyde is far from an accurate depiction of the lives of the Barrow Gang of the 1930s, this production was years ahead of its time, and remains a ground-breaking film in its portrayal of sex and violence. While relatively tame by today’s standards, it set a new standard in Hollywood, and was for the 1960s, what Natural Born Killers would be for the 1990s. Dunaway’s performance as Bonnie is a standout – whose character was excited by her bank-robbing and murderous lifestyle, while simultaneously yearning for a normal life that would let her be near family. Despite the oversimplification of the events, and the choice of a style of blue-grass music which was not popular until long after their deaths, this movie offers a highly entertaining look at two of America’s most infamous criminals (Klaus Ming January 2010).

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This entry was posted on 01/24/2010 by in 1001 List, 1960s, All and tagged .
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