History Film / BonnieAndClyde

14th Apr '17 4:30:11 PM CumbersomeTercel
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A 1967 biopic about the famous 1930s bank-robbing duo of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, directed by Arthur Penn and starring Faye Dunaway and Creator/WarrenBeatty.

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A 1967 biopic about the famous 1930s bank-robbing duo of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, directed by Arthur Penn and starring Faye Dunaway Creator/FayeDunaway and Creator/WarrenBeatty.
7th Apr '17 10:39:47 PM Ezclee4050
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* AnimatedAdaptation: In the waning days of WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes, Creator/RobertMcKimson directed two cartoons featuring [[http://looneytunes.wikia.com/wiki/Bunny_and_Claude Bunny and Claude]], Bonnie and Clyde reimagined as rabbits who steal carrots, with a strong resemblance to Beatty and Dunaway. Since the film had been a big hit for Creator/WarnerBrothers, the whole thing was something of a SelfParody for the studio.
7th Apr '17 10:32:00 PM Ezclee4050
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* HiddenDepths: Bonnie writes poetry about their misdeeds, which was TruthInTelevision.
5th Apr '17 2:28:53 PM Ezclee4050
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* BreatherEpisode: The sequence with Eugene and Velma is meant to be a comedic interlude to balance things when the story starts getting darker.
5th Apr '17 2:46:28 AM Ezclee4050
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: C.W.'s dad, who seems like a hospitable guy at first but is an absolute {{Jerkass}} to his son and proves to be the undoing of Bonnie and Clyde.
4th Apr '17 7:27:27 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AssholeVictim: They rob banks, which after seeing what the banks have done to the poor folks of the country by foreclosing on their property, makes them look not as bad after all. However, this better describes John Dillinger than it would the real Bonnie and Clyde.

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* {{Asexuality}}: WordOfGod may have said that Clyde is supposed to be impotent, but the movie never states so and his entire sexual behaviour comes across much more like this. (For example: Why doesn't he try to please the very frustrated Bonnie in other ways than penetrative sex, if he is sexually attracted to her but just suffers from ED? How come his supposed chronic physical problem just spontaneously resolves itself in the end without comment? Why does he act so very awkward when they first try to have sex, and doesn't give himself more than a few seconds time to react to Bonnie's touch before giving up?) Considering this was made in the 60s and the general expectation of AManIsAlwaysEager, it's entirely possible that the writer based Clyde's behaviour on somebody who actually was asexual, but who he thought must be impotent. Or that WordOfGod actually meant "unwilling to have sex" but didn't have a better word for it, in the same way that asexual women were called "frigid".
-->'''Clyde:''' I might as well tell you right off: I ain’t much of a lover boy. That don’t mean nothing personal about you. I mean… I… I never saw no percentage in it.
* AssholeVictim: They rob banks, which after seeing what the banks have done to the poor folks of the country by foreclosing on their property, makes them look not as bad after all. However, this better describes John Dillinger UsefulNotes/JohnDillinger than it would the real Bonnie and Clyde.
4th Mar '17 9:51:54 AM marcoasalazarm
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* MultipleGunshotDeath: How Bonnie and Clyde get killed by the police. TruthInTelevision-the police went for ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill because they were ''that'' much of TheDreaded.
24th Sep '16 11:04:57 AM BaronVonFistcrunch
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** Buck also gets this treatment. He was described as the most hot-tempered of the Barrows, often advocating killing hostages and had once tied two police officers they had captured to a tree with ''barbed wire'', something that even Clyde found distasteful.
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Frank Hamer is portrayed in the film as a bumbling, spiteful idiot who allows himself to be made into a jackass by the protagonists and their friends. In real life, Frank Hamer was not kidnapped; rather, he was a Texas Ranger hired out of retirement by prison system administrator Lee Simmons to hunt them down after the gang led a prison break. The film shows Hammer and his men gunning down Clyde when he is unarmed and outside his car, while in real life both Bonnie and Clyde were inside their car when they were shot, and the vehicle was filled with weapons. He had never personally interacted with them before the shootout in May 23, 1934 where Bonnie and Clyde were killed. Hamer's surviving family was so outraged at the negative, buffoonish portrayal they filed a lawsuit against Warner Bros. for defamation; the movie studio settled out-of-court.

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** Buck also gets this treatment. He was described as the most hot-tempered of the Barrows, often advocating [[LeaveNoWitnesses killing hostages hostages]] and had once tied two police officers they had captured to a tree with ''barbed wire'', something that even Clyde found distasteful.
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Frank Hamer is portrayed in the film as a bumbling, spiteful idiot who allows himself to be made into a jackass by the protagonists and their friends. In real life, Frank Hamer was not kidnapped; rather, he was a Texas Ranger hired out of retirement by prison system administrator Lee Simmons to hunt them down after the gang led a prison break. break, and never personally interacted with them before the shootout in May 23, 1934 where Bonnie and Clyde were killed. The film shows Hammer Hamer and his men gunning down Clyde when he is unarmed and outside his car, while in real life both Bonnie and Clyde were inside their car when they were shot, and the vehicle was filled with weapons. He had never personally interacted with them before weapons.[[note]]In fact, the shootout in May 23, 1934 where main reason Bonnie and Clyde were killed. ambushed in such a manner was because they were considered ''far'' too dangerous to confront face-to-face - their past encounters with law enforcement had ended with them escaping, often killing several officers in the process.[[/note]] Hamer's surviving family was so outraged at the negative, buffoonish portrayal they filed a lawsuit against Warner Bros. for defamation; the movie studio settled out-of-court.
24th Aug '16 12:26:14 AM DemonDuckofDoom
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* BigBadDuumvirate: [[VillainProtagonist Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow]], the OutlawCouple leaders of a gang of bank robbers.
21st Jul '16 3:52:46 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* FollowTheLeader: The film's success inspired a few {{exploitation film}}s about other '30s gangsters, such as ''A Bullet for Pretty Boy'' (1970), starring former teen idol Fabian Forte as Pretty Boy Floyd, ''Bloody Mama'' (1970), starring Shelley Winters as Ma Barker and directed by Creator/RogerCorman, and ''Film/{{Dillinger}}'' (1973), starring Warren Oates and directed by Creator/JohnMilius
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