Tuesday, April 02, 2013

AFI 42 - Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde
Directed by Arthur Penn
Netflix sleeve: Serial bank robbers, sometime lovers and folkloric heroes Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway) and Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) barrel across Depression-ravaged America on a shooting spree that ends in a deadly rain of bullets and tragedy. Directed by Arthur Penn, this stylish and sexy film shattered the mold when it came to crime pictures, layering comedy onto mayhem and youthful criminality. Gene Wilder makes his big-screen debut.

Well, that was violent. I mean, I guess it wasn't that violent by today's standards. But, wow, it was kind of violent. You almost want to feel sorry for Bonnie and Clyde at the end, but really, you shouldn't. They killed a lot of people in their crime spree. Kind of a "live by the sword, die by the sword" thing. Except with guns instead of swords. I didn't think it was a bad movie. It's just not one that I'll be watching repeatedly.

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