Bonnie and Clyde Overview:

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

SYNOPSIS

The nuanced, ultimately bleak tale of Depression-era bank robbers Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. Essentially a road film, it juxtaposes easygoing humor with stylish scenes of graphic violence. Controversial when released, it heralded the coming increase in cinematic violence, naturalistic performances, and daring film style.

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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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Quotes from

[during a robbery, a bank guard pulls a gun on Clyde. He responds by shooting the hat off the guard's head]
Clyde Barrow: Next time, I'll aim a little lower!


C.W. Moss: I spent a year... I spent *A YEAR* in reformatory!
Bonnie Parker: Whooee! A man with a record!


[moments after Clyde has committed armed robbery and they are about to make their getaway in a stolen car]
Bonnie Parker: Hey! What's your name, anyway?
Clyde Barrow: [starts car] Clyde Barrow.
Bonnie Parker: [loudly over the engine noise] Hi. I'm Bonnie Parker. Pleased to meet you!


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Facts about

In the Special Edition DVD Documentary, Estelle Parsons says she was the only member of the cast who actually researched the history of the Barrow Gang. She also says that early in the filming, she wanted to meet the real Blanche Barrow but Warren Beatty, in his capacity as the producer, was against the idea. Finally, after a week, Warren relented and set up a meeting with Blanche, but at that point Parsons lost interest and never met Blanche. In fact, Warren Beatty brought the script to Blanche for her to read for her approval before she would give permission to use her name. She agreed the script was factual and approved it. While there he played her piano and sang for her. She was very fond of Warren even though the director completely changed the script to make her look as in her own words, "A screaming Horse's Ass." She took her third husband Eddie to see the movie with her for the first time and nearly died of embarrassment.
According to the film makers in the Special Edition DVD Documentary, the scene in which Clyde shoots the man on the running board marks the first time in film in which the shot being fired and the man being shot are both in the same frame.
The story of Bonnie Parker smoking a cigar in a picture is accurate. She did it as a joke. But after the shootout at the bungalow in Joplin, MO, police found the photos the gang had taken and published the photo of Bonnie, thereby leading to her unearned rep as a "Cigar Smokin' Gun Moll".
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