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"Bonnie and Clyde" Turns 50

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 4:18pm

This week marks the 50th anniversary of “Bonnie and Clyde,” a film that introduced a new generation's sensibility to Hollywood and influenced generations of filmmakers to come. “Bonnie and Clyde,” based on a real life couple, follows waitress Bonnie and ex-con Clyde as they road trip across America robbing banks. The film’s success, including a nomination for Best Picture, helped pivot Hollywood from musicals and more family friendly fare, to increasingly experimental and French New Wave inspired filmmaking that captured the tension of the time period.

You can check out Bonnie and Clyde on DVD, or Blu-Ray.

If you want to learn about the making of the film and how it changed American cinema you can read Mark Harris’ ”Pictures at a revolution : five movies and the birth of the new Hollywood.”

Or if you want to know more about the real life Bonnie and Clyde you can check out “Go down together : the true, untold story of Bonnie and Clyde,” “Bonnie and Clyde : the lives behind the legend,” or “The strange history of Bonnie and Clyde.”


A good reminder that I need to finally watch the film. You know how you feel like you know a film because you learn so much about it through general cultural diffusion? When this happens to me, I often forget to watch it to begin with!



I remember seeing this movie and later reading more on the subject. The director, I believe, is Sean Penn's dad. He took some liberties with the film, but still a classic.

Beatty and Dunaway, the original outlaw couple. If you haven't seen this classic, check it out soon.

I can't believe I haven't watched this film yet -- I've been meaning to for ages!!

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I love the way she says, "We rob banks!"

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Whats up with the comments that say nothing over and over is what i want to know how is that right to people who actually participate. I mean if you cant spell thats one thing (like me) but just putting in letters to get points and not saying anything is just wrong

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