History Trivia / BonnieAndClyde

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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** AFIS100Years100Movies10thAnniversaryEdition: #42

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** AFIS100Years100Movies10thAnniversaryEdition: AFIS100Years100Movies10THAnniversaryEdition: #42
24th Aug '16 3:33:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Series/TheDukesOfHazzard Uncle Jessie]] once pursued Bonnie and Clyde.
15th Aug '16 9:55:43 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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* FollowTheLeader: The film's success inspired a few {{exploitation film}}s about other '30s gangsters, such as ''A Bullet for Pretty Boy'' (1970), ''Film/ABullet ForPrettyBoy'', starring former teen idol Fabian Forte as Pretty Boy Floyd, ''Bloody Mama'' (1970), starring Shelley Winters Creator/ShelleyWinters as Ma Barker and directed by Creator/RogerCorman, and ''Film/{{Dillinger}}'' (1973), ''Film/{{Dillinger}}'', starring Warren Oates and directed by Creator/JohnMilius Creator/JohnMilius.
* HeyItsThatGuy: [[Series/TheDukesOfHazzard Uncle Jessie]] once pursued Bonnie and Clyde.
27th Jul '16 7:59:44 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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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, clashed frequently with him throughout the film's production.

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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 him 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".



* 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, excusing himself three times during his screening to use the restroom and later called it "a three piss picture". Even after the film turned into a runaway success, Warner was said to have carried a hatred of it until his death.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Attempted. Creator/WarnerBros - and Jack L. Warner himself - considered the film an unwanted and unpleasant 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, excusing himself three times during his screening to use the restroom and later called it "a three piss picture". Even after the film turned into a runaway success, Jack L. 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, 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.

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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, 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, [[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.
23rd Jul '16 8:15:19 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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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.
** 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".

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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.
** A screening for
million. 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".Warner, who was already angry with Beatty over past disagreements, clashed frequently with him throughout the film's production.



* 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.

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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 excusing himself three times during his screening to use the restroom and clashing frequently with Creator/WarrenBeatty throughout the film's production.later called it "a three piss picture". Even after the film turned into a runaway success, Warner was said to have carried a hatred of it until his death.



* 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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* WagTheDirector: Creator/WarrenBeatty and Creator/ArthurPenn quarrelled 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, early on, 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]]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, Creator/FrancoisTruffaut or Creator/JeanLucGodard. Unfortunately 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.



** 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.



** 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.

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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 who, at the time, bore a physical resemblance to the actual Barrow more strongly than Beatty.
Clyde.
** Creator/WarrenBeatty wanted to produce shoot this movie in black and white. This was rejected by Warner Brothers.
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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* 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".
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