History Trivia / BonnieAndClyde

28th Aug '17 4:38:52 AM ClintEastwood
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* UncreditedRole: Creator/RobertTowne was an uncredited script doctor on the film.
25th Apr '17 8:35:29 PM jormis29
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** Likewise, many films in the OutlawCouple genre (also inspired by other real-life and similar incidents) followed on: ''The Honeymoon Killers, Film/{{Badlands}}, Film/ThievesLikeUs, Film/TheSugarlandExpress'' to name a few.

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** Likewise, many films in the OutlawCouple genre (also inspired by other real-life and similar incidents) followed on: ''The Honeymoon Killers, ''Film/TheHoneymoonKillers, Film/{{Badlands}}, Film/ThievesLikeUs, Film/TheSugarlandExpress'' to name a few.
14th Apr '17 4:31:14 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: Warner Brothers had so little faith in the film that, in an unprecedented move, it offered its first-time producer Creator/WarrenBeatty 40% of the gross instead of a minimal fee. The movie then went on to gross over $50 million. Jack L. Warner, who was already angry with Beatty over past disagreements, despised the film and clashed frequently with Beatty throughout the film's production. During his screening of the film, Warner excused himself three times use the restroom and later called it "a three piss picture".
* TheRedStapler: Thousand of berets were sold worldwide after Faye Dunaway wore them in this film.

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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: Warner Brothers Creator/WarnerBrothers had so little faith in the film that, in an unprecedented move, it offered its first-time producer Creator/WarrenBeatty 40% of the gross instead of a minimal fee. The movie then went on to gross over $50 million. Jack L. Warner, who was already angry with Beatty over past disagreements, despised the film and clashed frequently with Beatty throughout the film's production. During his screening of the film, Warner excused himself three times use the restroom and later called it "a three piss picture".
* TheRedStapler: Thousand of berets were sold worldwide after Faye Dunaway Creator/FayeDunaway wore them in this film.



* StarMakingRole: For Creator/WarrenBeatty and Faye Dunaway. To a lesser extent for Creator/GeneHackman, though he wouldn't quite be recognized as a leading man until ''Film/TheFrenchConnection'' a few years later.
* WagTheDirector: Creator/WarrenBeatty and Creator/ArthurPenn quarreled constantly during filming, as the star questioned almost every one of the director's choices. As a result, the rest of the cast often spent hours waiting for them to settle their differences. One major bone of contention was Penn's insistence that they add a scene in which Bonnie and Clyde pretend to be dead. Beatty insisted the idea was ridiculously pretentious, but Creator/RobertTowne tried to write it anyway. The writer soon realized that Beatty was right, but cautioned him to avoid a confrontation on the matter. In his opinion, Penn was only holding onto the idea out of insecurity - he couldn't admit he was wrong. After a few weeks of filming bolstered Penn's confidence, Towne was sure he'd drop the idea, which is exactly what happened.

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* StarMakingRole: For Creator/WarrenBeatty and Faye Dunaway.Creator/FayeDunaway. To a lesser extent for Creator/GeneHackman, though he wouldn't quite be recognized as a leading man until ''Film/TheFrenchConnection'' a few years later.
* WagTheDirector: Creator/WarrenBeatty and Creator/ArthurPenn quarreled quarrelled constantly during filming, as the star questioned almost every one of the director's choices. As a result, the rest of the cast often spent hours waiting for them to settle their differences. One major bone of contention was Penn's insistence that they add a scene in which Bonnie and Clyde pretend to be dead. Beatty insisted the idea was ridiculously pretentious, but Creator/RobertTowne tried to write it anyway. The writer soon realized that Beatty was right, but cautioned him to avoid a confrontation on the matter. In his opinion, Penn was only holding onto the idea out of insecurity - he couldn't admit he was wrong. After a few weeks of filming bolstered Penn's confidence, Towne was sure he'd drop the idea, which is exactly what happened.



** The writers of this film originally hoped to they could get either of the great FrenchNewWave directors to helm this film, Creator/FrancoisTruffaut or Creator/JeanLucGodard. Unfortunately, after helping develop the script, Truffaut ultimately decided to direct ''Film/{{Fahrenheit 451}}'' instead and Godard made unreasonable demands when the producers were courting him.[[note]]Supposedly, he wanted to shoot the film in New Jersey ''during winter'', and was deeply offended when they refused. Given his disposition towards Hollywood, he was likely seeing [[TrollingCreator just how much they would let him get away with]].[[/note]] So Creator/ArthurPenn, whom Truffaut had recommended, did it instead.

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** The writers of this film originally hoped to they could get either of the great FrenchNewWave UsefulNotes/FrenchNewWave directors to helm this film, Creator/FrancoisTruffaut or Creator/JeanLucGodard. Unfortunately, after helping develop the script, Truffaut ultimately decided to direct ''Film/{{Fahrenheit 451}}'' instead and Godard made unreasonable demands when the producers were courting him.[[note]]Supposedly, he wanted to shoot the film in New Jersey ''during winter'', and was deeply offended when they refused. Given his disposition towards Hollywood, he was likely seeing [[TrollingCreator just how much they would let him get away with]].[[/note]] So Creator/ArthurPenn, whom Truffaut had recommended, did it instead.
8th Apr '17 5:46:14 PM Ezclee4050
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* ColbertBump: Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs (and {{Bluegrass}} in general) got a huge boost after "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" was featured prominently on the soundtrack.
8th Apr '17 5:07:53 PM JulianLapostat
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** Likewise, many films in the OutlawCouple genre (also inspired by other real-life and similar incidents) followed on: ''The Honeymoon Killers, Film/{{Badlands}}, Thieves Like Us, Film/TheSugarlandExpress'' to name a few.

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** Likewise, many films in the OutlawCouple genre (also inspired by other real-life and similar incidents) followed on: ''The Honeymoon Killers, Film/{{Badlands}}, Thieves Like Us, Film/ThievesLikeUs, Film/TheSugarlandExpress'' to name a few.
8th Apr '17 10:49:16 AM JulianLapostat
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* FollowTheLeader: The film's success inspired a few {{exploitation film}}s about other '30s gangsters, such as ''Film/ABullet ForPrettyBoy'', starring former teen idol Fabian Forte as Pretty Boy Floyd, ''Bloody Mama'' (1970), starring Creator/ShelleyWinters as Ma Barker and directed by Creator/RogerCorman, and ''Film/{{Dillinger}}'', starring Warren Oates and directed by Creator/JohnMilius.

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The film's success inspired a few {{exploitation film}}s about other '30s gangsters, such as ''Film/ABullet ForPrettyBoy'', starring former teen idol Fabian Forte as Pretty Boy Floyd, ''Bloody Mama'' (1970), starring Creator/ShelleyWinters as Ma Barker and directed by Creator/RogerCorman, and ''Film/{{Dillinger}}'', starring Warren Oates and directed by Creator/JohnMilius.Creator/JohnMilius.
** Likewise, many films in the OutlawCouple genre (also inspired by other real-life and similar incidents) followed on: ''The Honeymoon Killers, Film/{{Badlands}}, Thieves Like Us, Film/TheSugarlandExpress'' to name a few.
5th Apr '17 2:48:38 PM Ezclee4050
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** Tuesday Weld was offered Bonnie and came very close to accepting before deciding it would interfere with her newfound role as mother. With Beatty as Clyde this would've been a reunion of [[Series/TheManyLovesOfDobieGillis Thalia Menninger and Milton Armitage]].
12th Nov '16 4:15:52 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* IronyAsSheIsCast: Creator/WarrenBeatty, one of Hollywood's biggest womanisers, plays a character who is impotent. He even says that he ain't much of a loverboy.
18th Sep '16 8:35:59 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/GeneWilder makes his film debut in a memorable cameo.
17th Sep '16 3:42:21 PM DrOO7
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