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Bonnie and Clyde Overview:

Bonnie and Clyde (1967) was a Biographical - Crime Film directed by Arthur Penn and produced by Warren Beatty.

Bonnie and Clyde was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1992.

Academy Awards 1967 --- Ceremony Number 40 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorWarren BeattyNominated
Best Supporting ActorGene HackmanNominated
Best Supporting ActorMichael J. PollardNominated
Best ActressFaye DunawayNominated
Best Supporting ActressEstelle ParsonsWon
Best CinematographyBurnett GuffeyWon
Best Costume DesignTheadora Van RunkleNominated
Best DirectorArthur PennNominated
Best PictureWarren Beatty, ProducerNominated
Best WritingDavid Newman, Robert BentonNominated
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Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

By Beatrice on Jul 24, 2019 From Flickers in Time

Bonnie and Clyde Directed by Arthur Penn Written by David Newman and Robert Benton 1967/US Warner Brothers/Seven Arts; Tatira-Hiller Productions Repeat viewing/Netflix rental One of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Did this change Hollywood films forever or just for the next ten years? ?Was i... Read full article


Review: Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 24, 2019 From 4 Star Films

Fifty years on and Bonnie and Clyde remains a cultural landmark as the harbinger proclaiming a new American movie had arrived on the scene. As a cinematic artifact, it is indebted as much to the 60s themselves as it is the Depression Era where its mythical crime story finds its roots. The spark of a... Read full article


Win Tickets to see ?TCM Big Screen Classics: Bonnie and Clyde (50th Anniversary)? (Giveaway runs July 14 – July 29)

By Annmarie Gatti on Jul 14, 2017 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Win Tickets to see ?Bonnie and Clyde? on the Big Screen! In Select Cinemas Nationwide Sunday, August 13 & Wednesday, August 16! “This here’s Miss Bonnie Parker. I’m Clyde Barrow. We rob banks.” CMH is thrilled to announce the 10th of our 14 movie ticket giveaways this yea... Read full article


Bonnie and Clyde (1967, Arthur Penn)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Aug 14, 2015 From The Stop Button

Bonnie and Clyde opens with two immediate introductions. First, in the opening titles, photographs from the 1930s set the scene. Second, in the first scene, with Faye Dunaway (as Bonnie) and Warren Beatty (as Clyde) meet one another and flirt their way into armed robbery. Okay, maybe in the latter, ... Read full article


Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

on Aug 15, 2014 From Journeys in Classic Film

The tale of the rascally outlaws ushered in the 1960s as a time of violence fastened together by sympathetic revolutionaries.? This revisionist legend romanticized the gangster genre, and heavily inspired director Terence Malick’s debut, Badlands.? With a fantastic cast, and a bevy of differen... Read full article


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Clyde Barrow: ...the truck drivers come in to eat greasy burgers and they kid you and you kid them back, but they're stupid and dumb, boys with big tattoos all over 'em, and you don't like it... And they ask you for dates and sometimes you go... but you mostly don't, and all they ever try is to get into your pants whether you want to or not... and you go home and sit in your room and think, when and how will I ever get away from this?... And now you know.


Bonnie Parker: What would you do if some miracle happened and we could walk out of here tomorrow morning and start all over again clean? No record and nobody after us, huh?
Clyde Barrow: Well, uh, I guess I'd do it all different. First off, I wouldn't live in the same state where we pull our jobs. We'd live in another state. We'd stay clean there and then when we'd take a bank, we'd go into the other state.


Buck Barrow: Hey, you wanna hear a story 'bout this boy? He owned a dairy farm, see. And his ol' Ma, she was kinda sick, you know. And the doctor, he had called him come over, and said, uh, "Uhh listen, your Ma, she's lyin' there, she's just so sick and she's weakly, and uh, uh I want ya to try to persuade her to take a little brandy," you see. Just to pick her spirits up, ya know. And "Ma's a teetotaler," he says. "She wouldn't touch a drop." "Well, I'll tell ya whatcha do, uh," - the doc - "I'll tell ya whatcha do, you bring in a fresh quart of milk every day and you put some brandy in it, see. And see. You try that." So he did. And he doctored it all up with the brandy, fresh milk, and he gave it to his Mom. And she drank a little bit of it, you know. So next day, he brought it in again and she drank a little more, you know. And so they went on that way for the third day and just a little more, and the fourth day, she was, you know, took a little bit more - and then finally, one week later, he gave her the milk and she just drank it down. Boy, she swallowed the whole, whole, whole thing, you know. And she called him over and she said, "Son, whatever you do, don't sell that cow!"


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In a TV interview director Arthur Penn pointed out that this film shows for the first time the firing of a gun and the consequences in one single frame. Before that you would see a gun being fired, then cut and the next scene shows the bleeding body. In Bonnie and Clyde you see a gun being fired into the face of a person without inter cut. This was incredible at the time and would have been censored in the past. (Such a shot had, however, had already been used in all three of the films Sergio Leone's "Dollars" trilogy.)
In real life Blanche Barrow did not run from the Joplin apartment screaming with a spatula. In fact she helped Clyde push one of the police cars out of the driveway which was down hill. The car started rolling faster and rolled across the street into a large tree. They both were dragged by the momentum and that is what witnesses saw. Clyde was shot at that time and Blanche let out one yelp and kept moving to get out of the line of fire. That was about the last shot since the officer shooting ran out of ammo so Buck called her back and she returned to get into the escape car in front of the apartment rather than being picked up down the street as the movie portrayed.
Heavily influenced by the French New Wave directors, mainly through its rapid shifts of tone and its choppy editing.
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