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

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.


Bonnie Parker: [after a shootout with the cops] *Damn it*, you almost got us killed!
Blanche Barrow: What did I do wrong? I thought you'd be happy if I got shot!
Bonnie Parker: Yeah! Yeah, it would of saved us all a lot of trouble!


Bonnie Parker: [Bonnie to Buck and Blanche] Why don't y'all go back to your *own* cabin, if you want to play with C.W.


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Facts about

Cher auditioned for the role of Bonnie Parker, but when her husband/manager at the time, Sonny Bono, heard about the audition, he was furious at Warren Beatty for letting his wife audition for such a "controversial film".
Although technically still the only film rated "M" by the MPAA (the early equivalent of the later "PG", introduced in 1973), since this rating no longer exists, all home video and DVD versions released after 1973 are marked "Not Rated".
Veteran cinematographer Burnett Guffey - an Oscar-winner From Here to Eternity - had frequent arguments with Arthur Penn over his radical shooting style. Ironically Guffey went on to win another Oscar for his work on Bonnie and Clyde.
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Bonnie and Clyde

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