History Film / BonnieAndClyde

8th Jun '16 6:30:16 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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* BangBangBANGBangBangBANG: Deliberately done, as Warren Beatty wanted the gunshots to overpower the soundtrack. This lead to at least one case of a projectionist turning down the sound during gunfights, blaming the loud gunshots on bad sound mixing.



* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: A big offender. The real Bonnie and Clyde were nowhere near as sympathetic as the film portrays them. Clyde in particular was noted for having a HairTriggerTemper and bordered on AxCrazy at his worst.[[note]]In a 1968 interview, former Barrow Gang member W.D. Jones described Clyde as willing to kill anyone "in a hot instant" and once threatened to kill Jones for not changing a tire quickly enough, Bonnie had to pull her own gun on Clyde to make him back off. The real Blanche also described Clyde as holding no mercy for his victims.[[/note]] The film's Clyde has more in common with bank robbers John Dillinger and "Pretty Boy" Floyd, who were also active at the time and held considerably more public sympathy, whereas the public eventually grew tired of Bonnie and Clyde's constant violence and cop killings. Newspaper columnist Mike Royko, shortly after the film came out, printed a number of angry letters from relatives of the gang's real-life victims offended by their romanticization. One said, "They got my father. They did him with machine guns. He lived for three days."

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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: A big offender. The real Bonnie and Clyde were nowhere near as sympathetic as the film portrays them. Clyde in particular was noted for having a HairTriggerTemper and bordered on AxCrazy at his worst.[[note]]In a 1968 interview, former Barrow Gang member W.D. Jones described Clyde as willing to kill anyone "in a hot instant" and had once threatened to kill Jones for not changing a tire quickly enough, Bonnie had to pull her own a gun on Clyde to make him back off. The real Blanche also described Clyde as holding no mercy for his victims.[[/note]] The film's Clyde has more in common with bank robbers John Dillinger and "Pretty Boy" Floyd, who were also active at the time and held considerably more public sympathy, whereas the public eventually grew tired of Bonnie and Clyde's constant violence and cop killings. Newspaper columnist Mike Royko, shortly after the film came out, printed a number of angry letters from relatives of the gang's real-life victims offended by their romanticization. One said, "They got my father. They did him with machine guns. He lived for three days."
8th Jun '16 3:49:59 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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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, and ''Bloody Mama'' (1970), starring Shelley Winters as Ma Barker and directed by Creator/RogerCorman.

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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, and ''Bloody Mama'' (1970), starring Shelley Winters as Ma Barker and directed by Creator/RogerCorman.Creator/RogerCorman, and ''Film/{{Dillinger}}'' (1973), starring Warren Oates and directed by Creator/JohnMilius



* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: A big offender. The real Bonnie and Clyde were nowhere near as sympathetic as the film portrays them. Clyde in particular was noted for having a HairTriggerTemper and held no mercy for his victims, lawman or civilian. The film's Clyde has more in common with bank robbers John Dillinger and "Pretty Boy" Floyd, who were also active at the time. Newspaper columnist Mike Royko, shortly after the film came out, printed a number of angry letters from relatives of the gang's real-life victims offended by their romanticization. One said, "They got my father. They did him with machine guns. He lived for three days."

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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: A big offender. The real Bonnie and Clyde were nowhere near as sympathetic as the film portrays them. Clyde in particular was noted for having a HairTriggerTemper and held bordered on AxCrazy at his worst.[[note]]In a 1968 interview, former Barrow Gang member W.D. Jones described Clyde as willing to kill anyone "in a hot instant" and once threatened to kill Jones for not changing a tire quickly enough, Bonnie had to pull her own gun on Clyde to make him back off. The real Blanche also described Clyde as holding no mercy for his victims, lawman or civilian. victims.[[/note]] The film's Clyde has more in common with bank robbers John Dillinger and "Pretty Boy" Floyd, who were also active at the time.time and held considerably more public sympathy, whereas the public eventually grew tired of Bonnie and Clyde's constant violence and cop killings. Newspaper columnist Mike Royko, shortly after the film came out, printed a number of angry letters from relatives of the gang's real-life victims offended by their romanticization. One said, "They got my father. They did him with machine guns. He lived for three days."
26th May '16 11:05:23 AM Ohio9
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* 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. 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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* 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.
30th Apr '16 4:03:16 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: A big offender. The real Bonnie and Clyde were nowhere near as sympathetic as the film portrays them. Clyde in particular was noted for having a HairTriggerTemper and held no mercy for his victims, lawman or civilian. The film's Clyde has more in common with bank robber John Dillinger. Newspaper columnist Mike Royko, shortly after the film came out, printed a number of angry letters from relatives of the gang's real-life victims offended by their romanticization. One said, "They got my father. They did him with machine guns. He lived for three days."
* 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. 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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* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: A big offender. The real Bonnie and Clyde were nowhere near as sympathetic as the film portrays them. Clyde in particular was noted for having a HairTriggerTemper and held no mercy for his victims, lawman or civilian. The film's Clyde has more in common with bank robber robbers John Dillinger.Dillinger and "Pretty Boy" Floyd, who were also active at the time. Newspaper columnist Mike Royko, shortly after the film came out, printed a number of angry letters from relatives of the gang's real-life victims offended by their romanticization. One said, "They got my father. They did him with machine guns. He lived for three days."
* 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]].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. 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.
27th Apr '16 2:05:59 PM TheHestinator
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* MohsScaleOfViolenceHardness: It rates a 7, which is pretty high for a 1967 movie, largely due to the blood splatter from Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) pistol-whipping the man in the grocery show in the head, the bank teller's bloody headshot through a car window, and, of course, the [[spoiler: the deaths of the two main characters at the end, complete with a small chunk of Clyde's scalp flying off, if you look carefully enough]].
5th Apr '16 1:04:13 PM Mdumas43073
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''Bonnie and Clyde'' is 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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''Bonnie and Clyde'' is a 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.
23rd Feb '16 2:37:41 PM Mdumas43073
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Bonnie is a bored waitress who goes off with small-time crook Clyde on a lark. Bonnie and Clyde graduate to bank-robbing and murder after being joined by Clyde's brother Buck (GeneHackman), Buck's wife Blanche (Estelle Parsons), and gas-station attendant C.W. Moss (Michael J. Pollard). The Barrow Gang becomes infamous. They capture, humiliate, and release a Texas Ranger, Frank Hamer (Denver Pyle), who swears vengeance.

''Bonnie and Clyde'' was a smash hit that made huge stars out of Beatty and Dunaway. It was nominated for ten Oscars and won two, for Best Supporting Actress (Estelle Parsons as Blanche) and Best Cinematography (Burnett Guffey). It is regarded as part of the first wave of the UsefulNotes/NewHollywood movement that helped to break down the studio system and usher in a creative rebirth for Hollywood, with its increased [[HotterAndSexier sex]] and [[BloodierAndGorier violence]], glorification of {{anti hero}}es, and [[CoolPeopleRebelAgainstAuthority skepticism of authority]].

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Bonnie is a bored waitress who goes off with small-time crook Clyde on a lark. Bonnie and Clyde graduate to bank-robbing and murder after being joined by Clyde's brother Buck (GeneHackman), (Creator/GeneHackman), Buck's wife Blanche (Estelle Parsons), and gas-station attendant C.W. Moss (Michael J. Pollard). The Barrow Gang becomes infamous. They capture, humiliate, and release a Texas Ranger, Frank Hamer (Denver Pyle), who swears vengeance.

''Bonnie and Clyde'' was a smash hit that made huge stars out of Beatty and Dunaway. It was nominated for ten Oscars and won two, for Best Supporting Actress (Estelle Parsons as Blanche) (Parsons) and Best Cinematography (Burnett Guffey). It is regarded as part of the first wave of the UsefulNotes/NewHollywood movement that helped to break down the studio system and usher in a creative rebirth for Hollywood, with its increased [[HotterAndSexier sex]] and [[BloodierAndGorier violence]], glorification of {{anti hero}}es, and [[CoolPeopleRebelAgainstAuthority skepticism of authority]].
23rd Feb '16 2:37:00 PM Mdumas43073
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''Bonnie and Clyde'' was a smash hit that made huge stars out of Beatty and Dunaway. It was nominated for ten Oscars and won two, for Best Supporting Actress (Estelle Parsons as Blanche) and Best Cinematography. It is regarded as part of the first wave of the UsefulNotes/NewHollywood movement that helped to break down the studio system and usher in a creative rebirth for Hollywood, with its increased [[HotterAndSexier sex]] and [[BloodierAndGorier violence]], glorification of {{anti hero}}es, and [[CoolPeopleRebelAgainstAuthority skepticism of authority]].

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''Bonnie and Clyde'' was a smash hit that made huge stars out of Beatty and Dunaway. It was nominated for ten Oscars and won two, for Best Supporting Actress (Estelle Parsons as Blanche) and Best Cinematography.Cinematography (Burnett Guffey). It is regarded as part of the first wave of the UsefulNotes/NewHollywood movement that helped to break down the studio system and usher in a creative rebirth for Hollywood, with its increased [[HotterAndSexier sex]] and [[BloodierAndGorier violence]], glorification of {{anti hero}}es, and [[CoolPeopleRebelAgainstAuthority skepticism of authority]].
23rd Feb '16 2:35:12 PM Mdumas43073
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''Bonnie and Clyde'' is a 1967 biopic about the famous bank-robbing duo of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, directed by Arthur Penn and starring Faye Dunaway and Creator/WarrenBeatty.

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''Bonnie and Clyde'' is 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.
23rd Feb '16 2:34:12 PM Mdumas43073
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''Bonnie and Clyde'' is a 1967 biopic about the famous bank-robbing duo of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, played by Faye Dunaway and Creator/WarrenBeatty respectively. Dunaway's Bonnie is a bored waitress who goes off with small-time crook Clyde on a lark. Bonnie and Clyde graduate to bank-robbing and murder after being joined by Clyde's brother Buck (GeneHackman), Buck's wife Blanche (Estelle Parsons), and gas-station attendant C.W. Moss (Michael J. Pollard). The Barrow Gang becomes infamous. They capture, humiliate, and release a Texas Ranger, Frank Hamer (Denver Pyle), who swears vengeance.

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''Bonnie and Clyde'' is a 1967 biopic about the famous bank-robbing duo of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, played directed by Arthur Penn and starring Faye Dunaway and Creator/WarrenBeatty respectively. Dunaway's Creator/WarrenBeatty.

Bonnie is a bored waitress who goes off with small-time crook Clyde on a lark. Bonnie and Clyde graduate to bank-robbing and murder after being joined by Clyde's brother Buck (GeneHackman), Buck's wife Blanche (Estelle Parsons), and gas-station attendant C.W. Moss (Michael J. Pollard). The Barrow Gang becomes infamous. They capture, humiliate, and release a Texas Ranger, Frank Hamer (Denver Pyle), who swears vengeance.
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