History Trivia / BonnieAndClyde

21st Jul '16 3:53:41 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



** The writers of this film originally hoped to they could get either of the great FrenchNewWave directors to helm this film, 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]]Among other things, 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 directors to helm this film, FrancoisTruffaut 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]]Among other things, 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.



** Warren Beatty once considered Music/BobDylan for the role of Clyde, who happened to be similar in age and height to the real Clyde Barrow at the time.

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** Warren Beatty Creator/WarrenBeatty once considered Music/BobDylan for the role of Clyde, who happened to be similar in age and height to the real Clyde Barrow at the time.
21st Jul '16 3:50:44 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* TheRedStaper: Thousand of berets were sold worldwide after Faye Dunaway wore them in this film.

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* TheRedStaper: TheRedStapler: Thousand of berets were sold worldwide after Faye Dunaway wore them in this film.
21st Jul '16 3:50:44 AM CumbersomeTercel
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21st Jul '16 3:50:26 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ItWillNeverCatchOn

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* ItWillNeverCatchOnItWillNeverCatchOn: 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.
** A screening for Jack L. Warner went very badly for Creator/WarrenBeatty and Arthur Penn - Warner got up three times to pee. He would later called it "a three piss picture".
21st Jul '16 3:46:36 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* DoingItForTheArt: Creator/WarrenBeatty produced the film for this reason, eager to prove that he was more than just a prettyboy.


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* ItWillNeverCatchOn
* RetroactiveRecognition: Creator/GeneWilder makes his film debut in a memorable cameo.
* TheRedStaper: Thousand of berets were sold worldwide after Faye Dunaway wore them in this film.
* RomanceOnTheSet: Averted. In contrast to his infamous womanizing, Creator/WarrenBeatty did not have an affair with Faye Dunaway. They agreed to remain platonic for the sake of the film.


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* WagTheDirector: Creator/WarrenBeatty and Creator/ArthurPenn quarrelled constantly during filming, as the star questioned almost every one of the director's choices. As a result, the rest of the cast spent hours waiting for them to settle their differences. One major bone of contention was Penn's insistence, early on, 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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** Before deciding to play the role himself, producer Creator/WarrenBeatty's first choice for the role of Clyde Barrow was Music/BobDylan, who resembled the actual Barrow more strongly than Beatty.
** Creator/WarrenBeatty wanted to produce this movie in black and white. This was rejected by Warner Brothers.
** Creator/JackNicholson was considered for either Buck Barrow or C.W. Moss, but he looked too similar to Creator/WarrenBeatty.
** Music/{{Cher}} auditioned for Bonnie Parker, but when her husband/manager at the time, Music/SonnyBono, heard about the audition, he was furious at Creator/WarrenBeatty for letting his wife audition for such a "controversial film".
2nd Jul '16 5:10:06 AM gewunomox
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** Warren Beatty once considered BobDylan for the role of Clyde, who happened to be similar in age and height to the real Clyde Barrow at the time.

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** Warren Beatty once considered BobDylan Music/BobDylan for the role of Clyde, who happened to be similar in age and height to the real Clyde Barrow at the time.
12th Jun '16 3:04:29 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Attempted. Creator/WarnerBros considered the film an unwanted gangster flick doomed to bomb and treated it accordingly, giving it a limited release. Jack L. Warner himself held nothing but contempt for the film, nearly walking out of his screening and clashing frequently with Creator/WarrenBeatty throughout the film's production. Even after the film turned into a runaway success, Warner was said to have carried a hatred of it until his death.



** The writers of this film originally hoped to they could get either of the great FrenchNewWave directors to helm this film, 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 (among other things, he wanted to shoot the film in New Jersey during winter). 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 directors to helm this film, 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 (among him.[[note]]Among other things, he wanted to shoot the film in New Jersey during winter). ''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.
27th Nov '15 9:40:30 AM BaronVonFistcrunch
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** Warren Beatty once considered BobDylan for the role of Clyde, who bore an uncanny physical resemblance to the real Clyde Barrow at the time.

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** Warren Beatty once considered BobDylan for the role of Clyde, who bore an uncanny physical resemblance happened to be similar in age and height to the real Clyde Barrow at the time.
20th Nov '15 11:48:58 AM BaronVonFistcrunch
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** The writers of this film originally hoped to they could get either of the great FrenchNewWave directors to helm this film, FrancoisTruffaut or Creator/JeanLucGodard. Unfortunately after helping develop the script, Truffaut ultimately decided to direct ''Film/{{Fahrenheit 451}}'' instead and Godard turned out to be an unreasonable jerk when the producers were courting him. 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 directors to helm this film, FrancoisTruffaut or Creator/JeanLucGodard. Unfortunately after helping develop the script, Truffaut ultimately decided to direct ''Film/{{Fahrenheit 451}}'' instead and Godard turned out to be an made unreasonable jerk demands when the producers were courting him.him (among other things, he wanted to shoot the film in New Jersey during winter). So Creator/ArthurPenn, whom Truffaut had recommended, did it instead.



** Warren Beatty once considered BobDylan for the role of Clyde.

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** Warren Beatty once considered BobDylan for the role of Clyde.Clyde, who bore an uncanny physical resemblance to the real Clyde Barrow at the time.
17th Oct '15 6:19:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* StarMakingRole: For WarrenBeatty and Faye Dunaway. To a lesser extent for GeneHackman, though he wouldn't quite be recognized as a leading man until ''TheFrenchConnection'' a few years later.

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* StarMakingRole: For WarrenBeatty Creator/WarrenBeatty and Faye Dunaway. To a lesser extent for GeneHackman, Creator/GeneHackman, though he wouldn't quite be recognized as a leading man until ''TheFrenchConnection'' ''Film/TheFrenchConnection'' a few years later.



** The writers of this film originally hoped to they could get either of the great FrenchNewWave directors to helm this film, FrancoisTruffaut or Creator/JeanLucGodard. Unfortunately after helping develop the script, Truffaut ultimately decided to direct ''{{Fahrenheit 451}}'' instead and Godard turned out to be an unreasonable jerk when the producers were courting him. So 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 directors to helm this film, FrancoisTruffaut or Creator/JeanLucGodard. Unfortunately after helping develop the script, Truffaut ultimately decided to direct ''{{Fahrenheit ''Film/{{Fahrenheit 451}}'' instead and Godard turned out to be an unreasonable jerk when the producers were courting him. So ArthurPenn, Creator/ArthurPenn, whom Truffaut had recommended, did it instead.
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